Festival of Learning

More People Learning New Skills Report Shows

Tristia Harrison, Chief Executive at TalkTalk, has compiled a report on Lockdown Britain. “‘Lockdown Britain has seen a boost in skills and productivity for home workers, with unexpected lessons for how we emerge from the pandemic. “As people have been working from home, they’ve also been learning: from new languages, to cooking, to IT skills,” […]

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Learn To Finger Spell

Download Our FingerSpelling Sheet

I thought it would be useful to share this FingerSpelling sheet if you’re thinking of learning British Sign Language for the first time. Fingerspelling is used in British Sign Language for names of people, places, new technology; words we don’t know the sign for! As well as letters forming the basis for many other BSL […]

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Masks For Young BSL and Lip-readers

If you are a parent or a guardian, could I specifically encourage you to buy masks for your child which have clear windows. I’m concerned that if the Government make it mandatory to wear masks in corridors and on school transport, it will massively impact communication for young BSL users and lip-readers. It’s likely to […]

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Clair Dot Sign Language

Goodbye Clair

Last week we waved goodbye to Communication Support Worker, Clair Buttery. Clair was with Dot for three years and over that time helped us to increase our Deaf Awareness Training and British Sign language (BSL) teaching activities not only in the community but also further afield in business, the NHS and the commercial world. It […]

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Weybridge WI Host Deaf Awareness Evening

Weybridge Women’s Institute invited Kathleen to give a Deaf Awareness and BSL session for their members. It was a huge success and proved that training can continue through Zoom. Kathleen was assisted by interpreter Peter who voiced the session. Feedback included: “Everyone loved Kathleen and Peter’s energy.” “So interesting, thank you.” “This was fantastic.” “Amazing!” […]

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