Empowering Deaf Society Deaf Awareness Workshops!

Being more inclusive is often a lot easier than we think. Join the Empowering Deaf Society's Deaf Awareness Workshops to find out more!

These FREE Deaf Awareness workshops are a great opportunity for you and your organisation to break down the barriers that most deaf people face by developing Deaf Awareness and accessibility.

 

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.  

These workshops 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 (EDS) 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?

They 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.

They work 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 two 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.

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 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 EDS DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP?

Click HERE to book a space on the upcoming workshops.

If you have any queries and/or would like to book a Deaf Awareness workshop, please contact: deaf.awareness@empoweringdeafsociety.org.uk

 

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