The next Edinburgh Health Inequalities Seminar is on sensory inequalities.
“Sensory Health Inequalities: the health experiences of people who are deaf* and/or living with, or at risk of, sight loss”
This seminar will explore the health inequalities faced by blind/partially sighted and/or deaf*people, and describes programmes designed to address these.
Speakers will discuss the challenges which still need to be overcome, and close with a discussion with participants of early actions to address these health inequalities at local level.
*deaf encompasses Deaf, deafened, deafblind or hard of hearing people
- Clair Henderson, Sensory Impairment Strategy Co-ordinator for Scotland, will set the policy context
- Gozie Joe Adigwe of RNIB will speak on eye health inequalities
- Janis MacDonald of Scottish Council on Deafness will address health inequalities for deaf* people
- Susan Shippey, City of Edinburgh Council Sensory Lead will briefly outline current work on the See Hear strategy in the city
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Refreshments and networking from 12.30, seminar starts at 1pm, finish by 2.30pm
Council Business Centre
BSL Interpretation will be available at the event, however please contact Luisa Walker on 0131-537-9399 to confirm your request for this service, by no later than Monday 13th of February 2017