We have had a great year teaching BSL course, visiting a wide variety of companies to teach Deaf awareness, and working in the community with Scouts, Guides and other youth groups. We hope you enjoy our Christmas message. See you next year!
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On Saturday Kathleen and an interpreter travelled to St Pancras Leisure Centre in North London to teach a group of swimming instructors BSL. The session started with Deaf Awareness – the importance of ensuring eye contact and keeping communication clear, to the point and visual. The instructors had given us a long list of phrases […]
The Dot team were very excited to be approached by Gavin Neate – entrepreneur, and founder of Neatebox. He asked us if we could provide a short video of very basic signs to help customer service staff greet Deaf BSL users. We think ‘Welcome by Neatebox’ is an extremely innovative app which has the potential […]
Lovely example of our community work last night – Lisa ran 2 workshops for the 1st Knaphill Guides. They are working on their Communication Badge, part of which is learning BSL. Their leader organised a ‘Disability Awareness Evening and asked us to be part of it. Lisa enthusiastically explained (in BSL, interpreted by a Communication […]
We will be holding more BSL Taster Sessions in the new year – Monday January 21st, 10 – 11am. Squires Garden Centre Cafe, Littlewick Rd, Woking GU21 4XR Tuesday January 22nd, 10 – 11am. Pinnocks, High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6AF Please click here for more information.
A great start to the week training the People Function team at London Heathrow basic British Sign Language to help them communicate with Deaf passengers. They are setting a great example trying to make the airport more accessible to BSL users.
Kathleen is extremely proud to be teaching BSL at The University of Surrey again this year, both to undergraduates as part of the Global Graduate Award in Languages; and as a venue for Level 3, 4 & 6 courses. Hannah Harrison, External Communications & PR Officer at the university, has published this article about Kathleen’s work. […]
Kathleen and Paul were invited to construction giant Willmott Dixon to discuss how to make the workplace inclusive for Deaf colleagues and customers. It was the perfect opportunity for Paul to share stories of his days working on building sites when there was no Access to Work budget for interpreters. He explained the challenges he […]
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt used British Sign Language (BSL) in Parliament recently. It was the first time a Government Minister had signed on the front bench – a truly historic moment. Proud “I was very proud to teach Penny sign language as well as MPs and staff from The Department for International Development (DFID). […]
On Wednesday we held the first of four Deaf Awareness and BSL training sessions with a group of 14 GPs receptionists and nurses in Camberley. Wonderful how committed the practices are to learn sign language and communicate with their deaf patients. Attendees said: Most useful was “Awareness of being Deaf and how to communicate with those […]