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Public attitudes to deafness
 — a survey carried out on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Security
Author(s)Claire Bunting
Corporate AuthorOffice of Population Censuses and Surveys - OPCS, Social Survey Division
PublisherHMSO, London, 1981
Pages43 pp (SS 1117)
KeywordsHearing Impairment ; Attitudes to the old of general public ; Social surveys.
AnnotationThis survey aimed to explore what general views or stereotypes the public have of deaf people, and whether these appear to stigmatise, or at least characterise the deaf in discriminatory ways. The survey also aimed to discover the general public's attitudes towards particular aspects of deaf people's lives and what they know about deafness. The information was required by the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS), the Health Education Council (HEC), and other bodies concerned with the deaf, to improve the impact of their work in this field. The findings should point to areas where the public could be more tolerant, to misconceptions that could be corrected, and to gaps in knowledge where information may help relationships with the deaf. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930728036 B
ClassmarkBV: TOB: 3F *

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