A deaf charity is to work on a project developing promotional mousemats that will help detail the history of deaf culture, it has been reported.

The Deafness Support Network (DSN), which is based in Cheshire, is making the promotional items the centrepiece of the 'bridge-building' campaign, that will see people from across the generations come together.

It recently received a grant of more than £1,500 to support the mousemat campaign.

In partnership with The British Deaf History Society, the DSN will be encouraging deaf people of all ages to work together to design the promotional mousemat, offering opinions and views for its design.

Mr Birchall said: “We want to break down the misconceptions around age in the deaf community and with this project we hope to demonstrate the mutual benefits that intergenerational activities provide.”

Deaf Active members are also keen to show the older generation how to use new technology such as iPads, laptops and smartphones, to help create the mouse mat designs.

DSN chief executive Bob Birchall received the cheque from Cheshire West and Chester’s Youth Parliament Member, Rose Proudfoot, who secured the funding from the authority.

Posted by Cheryl Jackson-Leafield