The National Deaf Children's Society have produced resources to help others understand the impact that mask-wearing can have on the deaf community. Face masks with clear panels in them could help some deaf children who rely on lip-reading or sign language to get a better view of the face. This is not a solution that will suit all deaf people or be suitable in all situations but it will help prevent some people from feeling more isolated during the pandemic and enable them to understand what is happening with their their care if they are accessing healthcare services.
- Infographic video with tips for communicating with deaf children when wearing a mask
- DIY tutorials for making masks with clear panels
- Blog: The impact of face masks on deaf children.