Try This Fun Way to Raise Awareness

I recently created this Christmas card design for the Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults. ATLA’S aim is to create a world where lipreading classes are available to anyone who needs them. Hearing loss can be a very isolating disability.

Molly Berry is the chair of the charity, and a working lipreading tutor, and along with the rest of her committee, gives her time free to ATLA; they have no paid staff.  They use their funds to help support teachers in training, and tutors trying to set up Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss classes. Classes are for anyone who struggles to hear.
Their online shop also offers a book, DVD and an “advice” tea towel.
Molly says,

“We are there for all the millions in this country with hearing loss. Not born deaf sign language users, which is what everyone thinks of when hearing loss is mentioned. Sign is a brilliant language, but of little use to those of us who were not born deaf, because we don’t know anyone who uses it.

We need to overcome the stigma that is associated with hearing loss and hearing aids, and this card is part of the “deaf like me” effort. There are over 10 million people with hearing loss, who don’t use sign in this country, it can be anyone, of any age. No other disability attracts the same level of stigma.”

The card gives advice to Santa and others to make sure deaf and hard of hearing people can join in Christmas fun! A pack of ten is available online for £4.99 from The Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults.

This charity Christmas card raises money and educates at the same time. If you have a message you want to share, in a fun and quirky way, contact me to discuss a bespoke art commission.


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