Welcoming Deaf and Hard of Hearing people into your parish community.
When hosting major liturgical celebrations, gatherings and parish events it is important to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to participate.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing people can be disadvantaged when attending these events.This may include hearing what is being presented.
In order for liturgical celebrations, gatherings and parish events to be fully inclusive, it is important to understand the diverse needs of all participants.
To be inclusive to people with a diverse range of abilities it is essential to ensure that access is maximised.
Having access to Mass or a parish event may be the difference between people attending or not attending.
Church celebrations and events that accommodate the diversity of participants will be more successful with higher attendance and participation rates.