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Deaf awareness workshops

Photo: Our deaf awareness workshop will help you understand what it takes to communicate with deaf people

Do you work with deaf children or adults? Are you anxious about communicating with them, including them, or offending them?

Being inclusive isn't as hard as you might think. Our deaf awareness workshop will help you understand the simple steps it takes to communicate and include deaf people in activities and everyday situations.

What we do

Our 'Signature' nominated tutor delivers first-class deaf awareness training at a central location in London. This half-day workshop will empower you to communicate with deaf people more effectively and make it easier for you to build a rapport. You'll take away simple tips that can be instantly used in your workplace. Each session is interactive and includes practical exercises and group work.

Topics covered:

  • Gestures vs BSL - how should I be communicating?
  • Basic etiquette - tips to help you include a deaf person in communications and everyday situations
  • Basic fingerspelling
  • Different groups and needs - is communication support needed, can we adapt our environment?
  • Lip reading - how important is it to deaf people? Find out how it works and how effective it is
  • Useful resources to aid communication

What do delegates say?

"Very well delivered session, interactive and clear."

"Session was very informative and was a fantastic general overview of everything. Lots of meaningful interactions."

" . . . I now feel more confident interacting with a deaf person, thank you."

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for all professionals that come into contact with deaf people. You will leave with a better understanding of what is needed when communicating with a deaf person and the steps you can take.

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.