Janis McDonald

Job title: Associate Director

Department: The ALLIANCE


Janis works with the ALLIANCE, Scottish Government and stakeholders to co-ordinate and raise awareness of the Sensory Strategy.

Janis is the Associate Director at the Scottish Sensory Hub and is a deaf professional working in the field of deafness, hearing loss and deafblindness.

Janis has a wealth of experience working with both deaf and hearing people through Third, Public and Private Sectors. Has worked for RNID Scotland, Deaf Connections, National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Scotland, Deafblind Scotland and deafscotland.

Janis is passionate about youth work, mental health and wellbeing, and breaking down communication, language and accessibility barriers for all deaf people in Scotland. Across her career he has enjoyed many highlights including seeing young deaf people grow up to achieve their potential and witnessing the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 being passed successfully.

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