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Deaf awareness course Glasgow Mitchell Library

glasgow lifeShort deaf awareness course at the Mitchell library (GlasgowLife) with staff and Macmillan volunteers. Course covers the basics such as terminology, statistics, communication tactics and will equip better when meeting members of the public who will be deaf, that’s 1-in-6 of the population!.

Encouraging to see public services becoming more accessible and being greater aware of ‘customer’ needs.

>>> Contact us for more information and details of solutions to ‘public access’ that we can deliver for your organisation.

 

 

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Deaf Action lottery boost

logoDeaf Action has received over £600k from the Big Lottery Fund to help 240 unemployed deaf adults in Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee and Perth and Kinross enter the job market.  – Congrats to all involved in the application and wish the project every success – life changing potential acknowledged by funders.

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Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Wednesday 16th September, 6pm – 9pm

Aims

Understand the nature and purpose of online BSL interpreting
Know and be able to use an online interpreting platform.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will:

Be aware of the various technologies that can be used within online interpreting
Be aware of the factors that influence ‘good’ online interpreting (both technical & personal)
Know the differences between face-to-face and online interpreting models
Be able to successfully complete an online interpreting session.

Course run in conjunction with Sign Language Interactions

Further information and booking form here <<<

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Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Wednesday 16th September, 6pm – 9pm

Aims

  • Understand the nature and purpose of online BSL interpreting
  • Know and be able to use an online interpreting platform.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be aware of the various technologies that can be used within online interpreting
  • Be aware of the factors that influence ‘good’ online interpreting (both technical & personal)
  • Know the differences between face-to-face and online interpreting models
  • Be able to successfully complete an online interpreting session.

Course run in conjunction with Sign Language Interactions

 Further information and booking form here <<<

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Scottish Parliament – summary of amendments

Scottish Parliament – summary of amendments now available in BSL on the Parliament’s YouTube channel

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Attainment of deaf school pupils – evidence session May 12

Attainment of deaf school pupils – evidence session May 12

Now available with BSL interpretation throughout discussion on attainment of deaf school pupils.

 

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BSL (Scotland) Bill moves to Stage 2 of Parliamentary process

#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!

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BSL (Scotland) Bill update

Executive summary of the Stage 1 report on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill is now available on the Parliament’s YouTube channel

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COMMTACS at SCoD

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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’.

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Scottish Parliament

SP-logoFinally 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.

Videos were:

  • Summary of the report on the Financial Memorandum of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill
  • Summary of Facebook comments – BSL version
  • British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill: summary of evidence

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