W G Edwards Charitable Foundation

Deaf Action

Deaf Action was founded in Edinburgh in 1835 and is committed to raising awareness, challenging discrimination and providing services improve the quality of life of deaf people. In 2015 the charity applied for funding to assist with a technology programme, particularly with the aim of teaching older people to use a tablet to send emails, use Skype and access mainstream services. One member of the group commented: ‘Skype gave me the chance to talk to my grandchildren in Australia when they were getting ready for school – it felt amazing to feel part of the family again.’