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Staying Connected Using Skype – Dinah’s Review!

Dinah is 16 and uses Skype to stay in touch with friends and for online school lessons.

Skype is an app you can use to make video calls and message other people. Dinah has a moderate to severe hearing loss and thinks it is a good way to stay connected, especially during lockdown!

In her Vlog, she talks about what she likes about Skype. She also shares some top tips on how to use it. She tells us how to set up subtitles and what the sound quality is like.

Check out her review now!


During lockdown, technology can help people stay connected. There are lots of apps and video call providers that you can use to do this. All of them are different – it’s all about finding the one that works for you!

If you want to find out any more information about or advice on coping with lockdown or using technology you can check out our other articles on our Buzz website or e-mail: 

If you have questions or are looking for support our free Helpline is available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. There are lots of ways to get in touch.

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

For more information, check out the Helpline page here.

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