Here at WealdBSL we can offer a variety of training, including group work, one to one sessions, or an informative presentation tailored to your organisation. All our training options are designed by Marcel, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering training of this nature. We would be more than happy to discuss your requirements in more detail, so please do get in touch.
What is Deaf Awareness and why is it important?
Many people are not aware of the difficulties in communication faced by those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Understanding and resolving these issues can be key to preventing frustration and isolation, helping to create a workplace that is inclusive for all.
We have an in-depth knowledge of deaf and disability issues and can offer consultation and support to improve the accessibility within your workplace.
Our training develops awareness and confidence, to remove uncertainty and sometimes fear of doing the wrong thing when working with deaf colleagues. During our training, we aim to increase knowledge around different levels of hearing loss and methods of communication, and what support is available to meet these needs.
The workshops are delivered in an informal and relaxed manner to encourage those participating to take as much from it as possible, including the opportunity to ask any questions.
This course will explore the following areas:
- What is Deaf Awareness and why do we need it?
- Different Communication methods
- Overcoming barriers in communication, including Do’s and Don’ts
- Sign Language Interpreters – who are they and how do they work?
- Usher Syndrome
Equality and Inclusion
What does this actually mean?
Do you think your company needs to be more accessible? Are you sure you’re up to date with the Equality Act and how it affects you?
Our workshops are aimed at providing you with the tools to ensure that your organisation is accessible to all. Our keywords are Disability Smart and our format is interactive and informative.
Our belief is that any training is beneficial to all. To allow everyone access to your information, goods or services is not only good for business, but also good for attracting staff and maintaining positive team morale.
Our workshops aim to:
- Aid understanding of some of the barriers faced by disabled people and how we can help overcome them.
- Show how the workplace can be more accessible and inclusive.
- Discuss Disability Etiquette. What is it? What is the correct way?
- Understand your role and responsibilities as defined in the Equality Act
Would you prefer to receive training in your native BSL rather than use an interpreter?
We can offer a tailored programme to suit both your needs and those of your clients. This includes job preparation workshops, which can be anything from a 1 - 3 day training programme, up to a six week (weekly) workshop, to cover a specific topic.
Our programmes can cover job maps, CV writing, application forms, job searches and interview preparation, including mock interviews to encourage confidence.
We can also deliver volunteer training, confidence building, assertiveness and budget management courses.
For more information, or to book a course or workshop, get in touch today!