RNID - Royal National Institute for Deaf People.
RNID's vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfillment.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) is the largest charity representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. As a membership charity, we aim to achieve a radically better quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people. We do this in the following ways:
- Campaigning and lobbying vigorously to change laws and government policies.
- Communication services including sign language interpreters, training courses and consultancy on deafness and disability.
- RNID membership, for anyone with an interest in deafness and hearing loss.
- Seeking lasting change in education for deaf children and young people.
- Employment programmes to help deaf people into work.
- Care services for deaf people with special needs.
- RNID Typetalk, funded by BT, the national telephone relay service for deaf and hard of hearing people.
- Equipment and products for deaf and hard of hearing people.
- Social, medical and technical research.
- To be a powerful force for change with government, and public and private sector organisations.
- To change radically the attitudes and behaviour of individuals towards deaf and hard of hearing people.
- To provide services directly to deaf and hard of hearing people to improve their everyday lives.
- To be a catalyst for research in medicine and technology to improve the lives of people with a hearing loss.
RNID's work supports hundreds of thousands of deaf and hard of hearing people every year. Please visit our website at www.rnid.org.uk for more information. Registered charity number: 0870 080 2925