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Deaf awareness

Photo: Understand what it means to be deaf aware

Improving your organisation’s deaf awareness has real benefits for deaf children and deaf members of staff. Deaf awareness means having an understanding of a deaf person’s experience to be able to be mindful to include them more effectively.

Simple examples of good practice are:

  • enabling the deaf person to see people’s faces and expressions clearly
  • planning ahead to make sure adjustments are in place for meetings
  • minimising background noise and interference.

We can work with you to help change attitudes and behaviors so that good deaf awareness practice is built in to what you do. We know that it is not just about removing simple barriers, but staff and colleagues appreciating the needs of those who are deaf.

We can help you or your organisation improve deaf awareness by:

  • attending one of our Deaf-friendly youth activities training courses
  • commissioning a deaf awareness training programme tailored to your organisation’s needs
  • seeking advice from our expert team.

Book your place at one of our training sessions today:

Or contact our training team at training@ndcs.org.uk to find out more about bespoke packages and how we can work with you to support deaf people, build professional development and embrace diversity.