Why do you need to be Deaf aware?
Did you know that in the UK, 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss? That’s about 10 million people!
Being deaf aware is a great way to promote inclusion and improve access for all deaf people and those with a hearing loss.
This workshop will introduce the issues and barriers faced by deaf people and in turn highlight strategies to improve your understanding of the challenges facing Deaf people.
How will this benefit me?
Empowering Deaf Society aims to ensure all participants gain the best experience possible to support them in understanding Deaf Awareness.
Participants will come away with easy to remember communication tips and some basic knowledge of some British Sign Language all of which can be instantly put to use in their workplace improving support to those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
This will ensure more effective communication with colleagues, customers and service users who are affected with a hearing loss, in activities and everyday situations.
Who are Empowering Deaf Society?
Empowering Deaf Society are a deaf-led Charity based in East London, dedicated to improving the quality of life for deaf people. Their aim is to ensure that the standards of access improve for deaf people. Access to information, justice and knowledge is key for any society to succeed.
Empowering Deaf Society works with local community services and businesses to raise awareness about the Deaf community, focusing on social integration and improving communication and understanding between the two cultures of the deaf and hearing communities
What is included in a workshop?
The Deaf Awareness workshop consists of 2 one-hour Zoom sessions.
The first part consists of a one-hour presentation, introducing the issues and barriers faced by deaf people and in turn highlighting strategies to improve your understanding of the challenges deaf people face everyday in order to improve your communication skills with colleagues, customers and service users who are affected with a hearing loss. These sessions will be taking place on Tuesday 22nd February at 11am and Tuesday 29th March at 11am.
This will then be followed by another one hour zoom session giving you an Introduction to British Sign Language Skills to use when communicating with the Deaf Community. These sessions will take place on Tuesday 22nd February and Tuesday 29th March.
These sessions can be booked to run concurrently or split over different times and days.
Participants must have attended the first part of this workshop to be able to book on to the second hour - an Introduction to BSL.
Want to book an Empowering Deaf Society Deaf Awareness Workshop?
Click HERE to book a free space.