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Deaf Tennis Champion Helps Launch New Website in Leeds

Deaf Tennis Champion Helps Launch New Website in Leeds


The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People focuses on meeting the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted and deafblind people living within the metropolitan area of Leeds, and their newly-developed website promotes the services and lifestyle choices available to sensory impaired Leeds residents.

The development and launch of this website has been a pioneer project for the charity, underlining their commitment to providing easily accessible information about their activities and services, as well as ensuring that this information is displayed in a range of formats on the website, such as British Sign Language videos, large text, and allowing use of assistive equipment for visually impaired people to view the website.

One of the most frequent comments from people who have used the Society's services for the first time is ‘I didn't know the Society and its services existed.' By launching the website, they hope to raise awareness within Leeds about all the services and support activities on offer to them, their carers or their loved ones.

The first person to log on to the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People website was the deaf tennis champion of Britain, Catherine Graham, who spoke of the importance of empowering people with information. She said, ‘The website will raise awareness for deaf and blind people and allow them to access information they may not otherwise have.'

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