Under The Equality Act 2010, all authorities and public, private, or voluntary organisations carrying out public functions on behalf of a public authority; have the additional responsibility of ‘positive action.’ The aim is not only to eliminate discrimination towards Deaf people, but to exceed standards regarding equality and access.
Our workplace training is tailored to the needs of the organisation and varies according to the nature of business. In a thought provoking, interactive session we will cover:
Awareness of Deaf issues, people, and culture
What is British Sign Language?
Understanding how The Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty affect your workplace
Practical steps every employee can take to actively promote engagement with BSL users, ensure accessibility and ensure information is available in BSL format.
A ‘hands on’ session learning BSL signs relevant to your organisation.
Educational and motivating, our training sessions don’t only enable you to comply with current legislation; they are a great way to find out about issues that affect Deaf customers, friends, family members and work colleagues, and improve your communication skills.
We can provide training at your place of work at a time which suits you.
When providing a public service, it is vital to have ‘Go to’ people who hold a Level 1 qualification in BSL. This will enable you to put the certificates on the wall so all your customers know who the staff members are. The Level 1 course can be achieved in 60 hours of teaching. Find out more about level 1 training.
As part of Deaf Awareness Week Dot Sign language was chosen to teach Deaf awareness and BSL to a cross-party group of MPs in Parliament. We were delighted to do this. It sends such an important message when the leaders of the country recognise the importance of learning BSL.