Deafblind UK - What would you miss?


Wednesday 15 May 2019



Through our campaign, 'What would you miss?', Deafblind UK want to encourage everyone to think about the implications of sight and hearing loss and how it would affect you. What would you miss if you couldn't see and hear?

Deafblind UK support many people who grieve their sight and hearing; they miss the sound of birds singing and crashing waves, they miss the glow of the sunrise and the changing colours of the trees.

Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people living with combined sight and hearing loss across the UK.

Deafblindness is a unique and complex disability affecting the primary senses. It can be a gradual process where your sight and hearing slowly fades away. When this happens, you create your own reality from memories and your interpretation of the world.

Many people grieve their sight and hearing; they miss the sound of birds singing and crashing waves, they miss the glow of the sunrise and the changing colours of the trees.

Through our campaign, 'What would you miss?', we want to encourage everyone to think about the implications of sight and hearing loss and how it would affect you. What would you miss if you couldn't see and hear?

With the help of our friends at Global Street Art, we have brought this to life with a mural in London's street art capital, Shoreditch. This mural is rare in that those with sensory impairments can enjoy it as much as those with sight and hearing - something there is not enough of in today's world. It also gives a powerful message to those who don't know about or haven't considered the affects of sight and hearing loss.

Join the conversation #WhatWouldYouMiss
Tell us what you would miss using the hashtag #WhatWouldYouMiss.

The mural is on Great Eastern Street (EC21 3NT) and will be live until 7 June 2019. If you visit it then why not take a selfie or video and tell us what you would miss, if you couldn't see or hear.

If you cannot get to Shoreditch to see the mural, visit our website and watch our video.




Forthcoming Events

May 22 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Fenland
May 23 2019 7:45AM / 7.45-10.00am
Cambridge Safari Business Breakfast
June 3 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Huntingdon
June 5 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Stamford
June 10 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Ely
June 14 2019 12:00PM / 12.00-3.00pm
Global Leaders Lunch and Awards 2019
June 19 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Peterborough
June 20 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Cambridge