A guide to enabling inclusivity for Deaf employees | theHRDIRECTOR

In the UK, five million people of working age are living with hearing loss or Deafness. There are millions of Deaf people who are willing and able to work but, still, people with hearing loss continue to face barriers when it comes to the world of work. In fact, almost three-quarters (74%) of respondents in a recent survey felt their employment opportunities were limited because of their hearing loss. Whilst it is a legal obligation for employers to ensure prospective and existing Deaf employees are given equal opportunity compared to employees who are hearing, providing inclusivity goes far beyond ticking a box and doing ‘the right thing’.