A new website designed to give people living with sight and/or hearing loss across Dumfries & Galloway a comprehensive insight into local services has launched. The site will also provide a wealth of information to people who support and work with those living with sensory loss.

The See Hear project, a partnership between Visibility and National Deaf Children’s Society, launched its new website for people living, working or interested in sensory loss this week.

Specific to Dumfries & Galloway, the website has been designed to be accessible for people with a visual impairment using screen reading software, and also features videos from British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters to ensure BSL users can get the most out of the site.

1 a 1 a deaf 6Lindsay McDowall, Service Manager for the See Hear project, based at Nithbank, Dumfries, said: “With a distinct focus on local services and information, we hope that our website will provide a one-stop shop for anyone in the region who’d like to find out more on sensory loss.

“When designing the website, our aim was to provide more for the local community than simply what we do. We wanted it to reflect the full range of excellent services, from both the voluntary and statutory sectors, that are available to people living with sensory loss in Dumfries & Galloway.

“It will include information on local groups, any events that are in the pipeline, details of training or topic groups taking place locally, plus general information and practical advice on living with sensory loss. In time for the launch the website was full of local content and we want it to grow on a daily basis.”

Featuring a full range of services, information and learning resources relating to sight, hearing loss and dual sensory loss, the website can be viewed at: www.seehearvisibility.org.uk

The See Hear Project can provide information, the chance to meet other people, learning opportunities and practical support to people living with sight, hearing or dual sensory loss right across Dumfries & Galloway.

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