Congratulations to Jane Shaw who was presented with the Heather Jackson Award 2014 at the National Association of Deafened People’s AGM on Saturday.
The Heather Jackson Award is made annually to a deafened person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people.
Having grown up in the hearing world, Jane lost her hearing very suddenly at the age of 24. In 1989 she became the seventh UK recipient of a Cochlear Implant and has experienced great success with the device. She relies on lip reading to a large extent and is also learning British Sign Language.
Jane is the Chief Executive Officer at Action for Deafness having worked with the organisation since 1996 in a number of different capacities. She is a trustee of UK Council on Deafness and the National Cochlear implant Users’ Association.
Jane continues to carry out voluntary work beyond her formal employment roles and is often asked to advise other organisations or speak to conferences about the delivery of adult rehabilitation audiology services by a third sector organisation.
Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards, said, “We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Jane on receiving this well deserved award. The work she carries out both in a professional capacity and as a volunteer is admirable”.