Previous World Voice Days:
World Voice Day: 16th April every year
What is World Voice Day?
The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of voice at work and in society – it began in Brazil and then spread to the USA and all around the world
A big thank you to all those who undertake events and activities to celebrate World Voice Day each year.
The British Voice Association's contribution to World Voice Day 2018
The Association plans to mark the occasion again with a new contribution to our existing series of information leaflets and materials. The title of the 2018 leaflet will be the “The Voice Clinic Who’s Who: a guide to who does what in a Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic”. It will provide information about professional services that may be available in a Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic or recommended as part of vocal recovery management. It is designed primarily for patients so they understand the roles of both the Voice Clinic personnel and those of the wide range of practitioners they may be referred to for further treatment. It is hoped that it will also be of value to the Voice Clinic staff to support their patient management plans. The leaflet will be circulated to our membership in mid-March and will also be available to download from our website.
The Association would also like to continue to encourage the membership to find ways of celebrating healthy voices in the work place and community. We will be sending out the usual guidelines with tips on activities you can do to spread the word about how to keep our voices healthy. We are very aware that pressures of NHS work can make it difficult to find the time to arrange and take part in activities that will raise awareness of World Voice Day, educate the public and highlight the importance of voice in our lives. However, we hope our guideline tips and the inspiring reports in our archives will provide a stimulus to persuade you that it is worth the effort. World Voice Day needs your support!
We would really like to know about the events you are planning and how they are received by the public. Please send us a short narrative about your event to go on our website to inspire others. If you decide to send us pictures, please send them as separate JPEG or JPG files. If images are embedded in emails or other documents they may not be of good enough quality for reproduction on the website or in the Newsletter. To ensure your photos are of the right quality for publication the image dimensions should be a minimum of 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 megapixels).
You can check the pixel resolution of saved images if you are using an Apple Mac or Windows computer or tablet as follows:
- Access the location where the image files are saved
- Right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Apple Macs) then click on Properties
- Click on ‘Details’ tab
- The image's dimension in pixels (and its resolution) will be listed under the ‘Image’ sub-heading.
If you are using a smart phone to take photos and are unsure of the dimensions of the images it produces, we suggest you check the manual or search on-line.
We still need to raise awareness of World Voice Day (WVD), educate the public and highlight the importance of voice in our lives so we would encourage Association members to find ways of celebrating healthy voices in the work place and community. Take a look at our archives of past World Voice Day content to see what others have done over the years and let us know what events you are planning for 2018.
If you would like ideas please read our World Voice Day Guidelines.
Once World Voice Day is over, please send us information, reports and photographs about your events to put up on this website. Our feedback form to make it easier for you to tell us about what you have done and how it went. Everyone’s experience helps and encourages others to get involved, spread the word and celebrate healthy voices. Please return your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org