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Civil Service Hearing and Visual Disability Network

Are you interested in joining a Civil Service Hearing and Visual Disability Network to support our people across the Civil Service who have hearing and visual disability.

The network will aspire to be a sub-network of the Civil Service Disability Network, with the proposed aim, scope and objectives as set out below.

If you would be interested in joining or you know people within your departments whom may be interested, please contact Simon Skerritt. The first meeting is being planned for 30 June in Whitehall.

Aim.

To effect change through increasing awareness of hearing and visual disability issues and addressing specific problems for the hearing and visual disability community based across the Civil Service.

Scope.

The Civil Service Hearing and Visibility Disability Network links into the Civil Service Disability Network and provides an arena for members across the Civil Service to discuss issues and share experiences relating to hearing and visual disability.

Objectives

  • To increase awareness of hearing and visual disability issues across the Civil Service.
  • To offer a forum to raise and address specific concerns related to hearing and visual disability,
  • To link with the Civil Service Disability Network and establish a pool of role models to promote hearing and visual disability across the Civil Service
  • T0 work across government in terms of hearing and visual disability and support the Civil Service Hearing and Visual Disability Network.
  • To engage proactively with Policy development, Civil Service Disability Network, department networks, Facilities Management and key personnel to ensure consideration is given to hearing and visual disability requirements at an early stage.
  • To support the Civil Service Disability Network (CSDN) as requested, including raising issues concerning hearing and visual disability to the Civil Service Disability Network and working with CSDN members to implement and support policy changes.
  • Establish links with the Diversity and Inclusion staff across the Civil Service, sharing best practice and providing mutual support where disability issues arise.

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