We delivered a full days training on behalf of deafscotland to Youth Arts which included communication skills with D/deaf & deafblind people.
Fantastic involvement from all who attended and on completion were confident and eager to take communication tactics across all pillars of deafness into their everyday work.
Thanks to all participants who attended the first of a series of Sensory Impairment Awareness days organised by City of Edinburgh Council for the Social and Health Care Partnership.
The morning session on sight loss delivered by June Neil @RNIB which highlights how sight loss can affect individuals and how services can be adapted to assist independence.
This was followed with an afternoon session on deaf awareness & communication tactics with deaf and deafblind people delivered by our own Andy Irvine of COMMTACS.
Looking forward to working on a full training programme with Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver a series of Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics courses throughout the area.
RNIB Scotland will be delivering the visual impairment elements – again, looking forward to the planning, preparation and delivery.
Staff at AiB (Accountancy in Bankruptcy – Scottish Government) underwent Deaf Awareness & Communication along with an Introduction to BSL at their head office in Kilwinning.
Fabulous and positive feedback received for this course which was ran in collaboration with deafscotland.
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’
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
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 <<<