#BSL #MarkGriffinMSP #BSL2015 Encouraging, supportive and lively debate at Scottish Parliament at Debating Chamber (Education & Culture Committee) with the Bill going through to Stage 2 of the parliamentary process – enjoyable 3 hours – apart form the not so comfy seats!
Another BSL video with subtitles and voice-over titled ‘Get Involved’ was created for the Scottish Parliament – this explains how the Scottish Parliament needs to know what matters to you and highlights some ways to get involved.
Also available as audio clip and PDF
The Committee is holding a short inquiry to consider how the attainment levels of school pupils with a hearing and/or a visual impairment can be improved.
BSL video and further information can be found here
Andy Irvine of COMMTACS attended SCoD’s conference ‘Connect & Collaborate’ (12th March 2015) and delivered a workshop under this theme titled:
‘Learning approaches and the positive benefits of being able to deliver services to deaf and deafblind people by understanding and overcoming real or perceived barriers.’ – content focused on Return on Investment (RoI) and Return on Expectation (RoE).
Workshop was very well attended with very positive feedback being received. The example of peeling a banana (as well as the actual eating of bananas) went down very well – Intrigued? – just ask!
Looking forward to the 2016 conference which will be under the theme of ‘Communication’.
Finally completed a ‘short sprint’ rather than a marathon in producing 3 BSL video clips for the Scottish Parliament in relation to the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill.
This was delivered over a very tight timescale.
Deaf Awareness & communication Tactics course at Caledonian MaBrayne (CalMac) in Oban for a mixture of ferry staff ranging from ‘Skipper’ to ‘Ticketing’ roles was very well received.
Course outline: This course was aimed at staff and other front-line personnel who, in their everyday duties, come into contact with people who may be deaf or deafblind. The course provides an overview of the main communication issues that are faced by deaf people in everyday lives and focuses on communication and the social and environmental issues of deafness rather than the medical model.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.commtacs.co.uk/ct/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/rmt-learning.jpg” image_shape=”round” client=”Dan Henderson” designation=”RMT Learning Scotland”] … the feedback from all of the courses we have done with you has been excellent, thanks for all the time and effort you have put in.
Communication … its in your hands
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