- Ensure your company is accessible to Deaf customers.
- Comply with your legal obligations under The Equality Act.
- Motivate your staff – they will learn a new skill.
- Gain CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for the session.
Whether you are a private company, a public-sector service or an NHS provider of health or social care, we can provide a Deaf Awareness session tailor-made to meet your needs.
Everyone who provides services to the public must comply with The Equality Act 2010. This means ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities and nobody is discriminated against. Public-sector services must take the extra step of ‘positive action’ in line with Public Sector Equality Duty. NHS providers are legally obliged to comply with The Accessibility Standard.
We discuss what it means to be a Deaf customer or patient, knowing what laws apply to your place of work, and think about practical steps every employee can take to make the business accessible and welcoming to a Deaf British Sign Language user. At least half of the session is ‘hands-on’ learning BSL signs. We will teach the signs you need, and incorporate Deaf awareness issues which you need covering.
Our workshops are a great way to find out about issues that affect Deaf friends, family members, employees, work colleagues and customers, improve your communication skills and comply with current legislation.
Explicit Protection exists for BSL users
By law, service providers must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to avoid disadvantaging anyone, and must provide information in ‘an accessible format.’
Every organisation, business and public service that runs Deaf Awareness workplace training is taking a valuable step towards equality and inclusion.
Why use Dot Sign Language?
Our workplace training is run by a Deaf teacher and is interpreted into spoken English throughout, so you can fully immerse yourself in BSL. Thought-provoking and interactive, we encourage questions and aim for every attendee to leave with an action plan to take back to their workplace and implement.
Workplace Training Costs
Please contact us for further information about bespoke Workplace Training.
Continuing Professional Development
All our workplace training is CPD accredited.
A three hour workshop = 3 CPD points.