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Susan Daniels OBE

Chief Executive, National Deaf Children's Society

CEO of the National Deaf Children’s Society and Deaf Child Worldwide, working to break down the barriers faced by deaf children.

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children's Books

I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small handful of children's books feature a deaf character. There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Most are born to hearing parents and go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child, so they can feel quite isolated.
21/02/2017 17:27 GMT