Revenue Scotland become Deaf & BSL Aware

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Revenue Scotland become Deaf & BSL Aware

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.

Participants actively taking part in a BSL exercise.

In addition to this face-to-face training, a number of staff will have access to our unique online eLearning units ‘AWARENESSbites’

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Get Deaf Aware – Newcastle University

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/

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NHSinform accessible information

NHSinform Health Information Services asked us to produce an accessible BSL version of the leaflet ‘How the NHS handles your personal information. This was to be produced as video clip for display on their web pages and on authored DVDs.

For information on how to make your information accessible – contact us here

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Communication Tactics at Law Society of Scotland

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.

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Communication Tactics – Intro to BSL

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

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Signature Awards 2017

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.

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Skills Development Scotland

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)

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HMP Durham

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:

  • Deafness
    • Indentfying Deafness
    • Facts & Stats
    • Do’s & don’ts
    • Myths & truths
  • Communication
    • Practical experiences
    • Communication Tactics
  • Technology – how can this assist
  • Question & Answer
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One-in-six adults are deaf

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.

More information here <<<

Or if you would be interested in our online e-learning packages – more information can be found here <<<

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Right to Social Security BSL/subtitled version

We were delighted to have been asked to take on the challenge of having the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) video made accessible for Deaf BSL users.

Liam, who is a Deaf BSL user was ‘roped’ into being the in-vision presenter for this 3 minute (rather fast talking) clip. Job well done!

 

More videos form the Scottish Human Rights Commission can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCC8KPnaWpo_oMGAhOBwzBQ