Revenue Scotland is responsible for the management and collection of Scotland’s devolved taxes. They have recently published their BSL Plan and within this, actions were to be taken to have staff trained in Deaf & Deafblind awareness, Communication Tactics with Deaf & Deafblind People and BSL awareness.
In addition to this face-to-face training, a number of staff will have access to our unique online eLearning units ‘AWARENESSbites’
Many thanks to the staff of the Department of Maths, Statistics and Physics for their participation in training a training session specifically aimed at communication with people with cochlear implants.
The whole session was informative with the practical elements particularity so as well as being enjoyable.
Course run in collaboration with Signature Get Deaf Aware https://www.getdeafaware.org.uk/
Group work at Law Society of Scotland Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics with Deaf and Deafblind People with BSL Awareness course. Delivered by COMMTACS learning & development in conjunction with deafscotland: deafscotland.org.uk / @deafscotMedia
Thanks to all who attended and for actively participating – great day all in all.
Thanks to all at Scottish Government who attended the Deaf Awareness, Communication Tactics and Intro to British Sign Language (BSL) course.
Jam packed day that covered everything form terminology, communication methods (tool box), finger spelling and work related sign language.
It was a pleasure running this course. This was in collaboration with deafscotland.
Looking for information on in-house staff training – please feel free to contact us
Proud to be shortlisted for the Signature Superstar Awards 2017 under the category of ‘Professional Contribution Award’.
Congratulations to the winner Emma Caswell who was a worthy winner.
Fantastic evening at the Leeds Met Hotel where Dr. Terry Riley OBE was awarded Lifetime Achievement award.
We were delighted to run a Deaf Awareness and Communications Tactics course for Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in Glasgow during November.
Participants were very proactive and were keen to take communication issues on board into their daily work practices.
Course delivered on behalf of the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD)
Looking forward to delivering ‘Get Deaf Aware’ training to staff of HM Prison Durham today. #SignatureDeaf #GetDeafAware
Here’s a sneak preview to the draft programme:
Did you know that at least on-in-six adults will experience deafness to some degree during their lives!
Deafness presents at any age and for a multiple of reasons – genetic, ill health, trauma, age etc.
Hearing loss of course increases sharply with age –
approximately one-third of 61 – 70 year olds have a significant hearing loss
approximately three-quarters of those over 70 years have a significant hearing loss.
To assist service providers we can deliver in-house awareness sessions that cover everything form terminology, statistics and more importantly, communication tactics when delivering services to deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people.
Or if you would be interested in our online e-learning packages – more information can be found here <<<
Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS) recently held 2 x 2 half day courses for their staff – everyone from administrative roles, gardeners, animal keepers, animal demonstrators (to list a few) all actively took part in a Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics course with an introduction to work based signs.
The park, which receives 1,ooo’s of visitors every year many of whom will be deaf to some extent. Remember that around 1 in 6 people will be deaf to some extent. The Park and the staff are keen to make visitors experience as memorable as possible and that includes being aware of the small changes in their communication tactics can make a huge impact and difference with a deaf or deafblind person.
Delighted to have completed a total of 16 bite-sized Deaf Awareness and Communication Tactics courses at Intu shopping centres: Dudley, Nottingham (2) and Derby (collaboration between Intu & Signature).
Staff at each centre exhibited a positive and encouraging attitude to the training and all look forward to better serving the 1,000s of people who walk through the shopping centre doors – many of whom will of course be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened or Deafblind and now have the extra confidence with increased confidence and communication skills.