Our vision

RNID’s vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not
barriers to opportunity and fulfillment.

Our mission:
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  • 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.
  • We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision and
    mission.

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What we do
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:
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  • Campaigning and lobbying vigorously to change laws and government
    policies.
  • Providing information and raising awareness of deafness, hearing loss
    and tinnitus.
  • 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.
  • RNID’s work supports hundreds of thousands of deaf and hard of hearing people every year.

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Please visit our website at:
www.rnid.org.uk
for more information.

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