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Vision:’s vision is of an inclusive society where Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are fully integrated, with equality of opportunity and participation. It is our role to make this Vision a reality by promoting the equal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and enhancing their life opportunities.


Our Mission is to achieve this Vision by:

  • Developing and providing services fully accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families.

  • Encouraging others to provide services fully accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families.

  • Striving to make public and private sector organisations, and society at large, more Deaf aware.

Core Values:

Our Mission is carried out in accordance with DeafHear’s Core Values of:

  • Respect for each individual Deaf and Hard of Hearing person and for their independence, dignity, autonomy and diversity.

  • Commitment to communicating through the preferred communication choice of each individual Deaf and Hard of Hearing person.

  • Recognition of Irish Sign Language as the preferred language of members of the Deaf community.

  • Belief that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families have the fundamental right to accessible services in all aspects of their lives.

  • Professionalism in our services, characterised by high quality and accessibility, and inclusiveness of and respect for service users.

  • Partnership in working with those who share our Vision and Mission.
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