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Introduction to Deaf Awareness

Photo: Learn about deaf awareness and the challenges deaf people face

Module overview

This module is the perfect place to start learning about deaf awareness, and only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete!

During this course, you will cover topics including:

  • Lip-reading
  • Language: BSL vs. SSE
  • Basic finger spelling

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, you will have a better awareness of some of the challenges that deaf people experience when trying to communicate with hearing people and you will be able to name some of the things you can do to make lip-reading easier. You will also get to learn some basic finger spelling.


This module is free of charge.

Note: You will need to set up an account on our e-learning portal before you can access this module. This link will take you directly to the account set up page where you can then access this module.


There are no prerequisites for completing this module.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please contact us as [email protected].