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Sign Dinah’s petition for clear masks and support for deaf students in school!

Meet Dinah! She’s an A-level student with hearing loss.

Like lots of deaf young people, she has found online learning difficult. Now, she’s worried about face coverings in school.

She wants the government to take action.

We know facemasks can make it really difficult to chat with your friends or staff and understand what is being said.

Dinah’s asking for clear masks and extra support for the 35,000 deaf students going back to school. She also wants all online resources and catch-up sessions to be accessible and available.

Dinah has started a petition asking for these changes.

Her goal is to reach 50,000 signatures and you can help!

It’s really important you get the support you need when you go back to school. If you’re also worried about the impact of facemasks in class, then you can sign her petition now.

Add your name here!

Check out why this extra support is so important to Dinah, Daniel and other deaf students in their video below.



Got questions?

If you have questions or want more information on campaigning, e-mail us at

If you’re worried about with facemasks in school, you can also contact our free Helpline. It is available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. There are lots of ways to get in touch.

  • freephone: 0808 800 8880
  • SMS text: 07860 022888
  • email:
  • BSL video relay – Interpreter Now
  • live chat

For more information, check out the Helpline page here.

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