Can You Hear Us? Book Launch of ‘NF2: Our Journeys’

Can You Hear Us? hosted a book launch event for NF2: Our Journeys on Saturday 13th July 2013 which signified the existence and availability of the book. The event was generously supported by donations from Lynda McFaull of The Joe Guglielmi Memorial Fund and The Neuro Foundation, and was made fully accessible for hard of hearing attendees through communication support kindly sponsored by Bee Communications.

In total ninety people attended the book launch. The following fourteen authors were in attendance: Jessica Cook, Shaunna Kelly (Australia), Fred Suter (Germany), Sue Taylor, Natalie, Will Davidson, Jan McGovern, Lynda McFaull on behalf of Joe Guglielmi, Bethany, Claire Middleton, Matthew Trytell on behalf of Nathalie Trytell, Ben Ryan, Susanne Rees and Mark Dickson.

A Palentypist (Speech to Text Reporter) was onsite all day to ensure the event was fully accessible for all our hard of hearing guests, which was kindly sponsored by Bee Communications.

There was a screening of a short film, produced by the team at Can You Hear Us?, documenting the production process of the book. The hearing guests had the chance to experience what it is like for deafened people when they had to watch the video in complete silence with subtitles.

At 12 noon the book was finally unveiled. The authors in attendance were each presented with the very first copies of ‘NF2: Our Journeys’ and a certificate in recognition of their achievement. After they had their picture taken they sat down to sign the 182 copies of the book sold on the day.

NF2: Our Journeys is now available to purchase from and will also be available at the NF2 Residential Weekend in Sheffield in September. All funds raised from book sales and donations will go towards future projects for raising awareness of NF2 and supporting those with the condition.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated towards the production costs of the book and helped to make this much needed resource for people with NF2 to become a reality.

Book Launch Photo Gallery

Book Launch Transcripts

The following transcripts from the Book Launch Event on Saturday 13th July are now available.  Thanks to Bee Communications for their excellent work (as always).  For more information on Bee Communications, plese visit their website at (link opens in a new window)

Part 1: Welcome Speech (Jessica)

Part 2: Book Launch (Jessica)

Part 3: The German Spirit (Fred)

Part 4: Future Initiatives (Darren)

The Making of NF2: Our Journeys

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