Deaf Emergency Awareness Form – An Innovative Booklet for Emergency Situations

Designed to help deaf or hard of hearing patients interact with medical staff in emergencies

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – September 10, 2015 – The Deaf Emergency Awareness Form (D.E.A.F.), a new, innovative booklet for emergency situations, has just been announced. D.E.A.F. is a booklet designed to facilitate interaction between emergency medical staff and patients who are deaf or hard of hearing through the use of American Sign Language. More specifically, it is for the use by medical staff to help access the patient before an interpreter becomes available. Aside from Sign Language Dictionaries and abbreviated guides there are no effective tools to aid communication in such a situation. That is why the D.E.A.F. booklet is such an important, life-changing tool.

The Deaf Emergency Awareness Form is a visual form of communication which includes ASL vocabulary and precise illustrations that are easily comprehensible to anyone who signs. It is used by pointing to the picture of the word or phrase a person would like to use on the page. Medical staff can use the booklet to do an assessment on the deaf or hard of hearing patient in order to communicate better. The deaf patients can also point or use the fingerspelling page to address their symptoms or concerns to medical staff. It utilizes common general and medical signs to help provide necessary information quickly. However, before this booklet can help bridge that gap in communication, D.E.A.F. needs help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $20,000 by September 26, 2015.

To help bring this incredibly helpful tool to life, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between October 2015 and December 2015.

Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help D.E.A.F. reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.

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Media Contact
Company Name: The Deaf Emergency Awareness Form (D.E.A.F.)
Contact Person: Eddie Welsh
Phone: 215-758-6417
Country: United States