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NDCS Deaf awareness workshop – afternoon

National Deaf Children’s Society Castle House 37-45 Paul Street London EC2A 4LS
National Deaf Children’s Society
11th March 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm


Do you work with deaf children or adults? Are you anxious about communicating with them, or of including them, or offending them?

Being inclusive isn’t as hard as you might think. Our deaf awareness workshop will help you understand the simple steps it takes to communicate and include deaf people in activities, and everyday situations.

What we do

Our ‘Signature’ nominated tutor delivers first class deaf awareness training at a central location in London. This half day workshop will empower you to communicate with deaf people more effectively and make it easier for you to build a rapport. You’ll take away simple tips that can be instantly used in your workplace. Each session is interactive and includes practical exercises and group work.

Topics covered:

  • Gestures vs BSL – how should I be communicating?
  • Basic etiquette – tips to help you include a deaf person in communications and everyday situations
  • Basic finger spelling
  • Different groups and needs – is communication support needed, can we adapt our environment?
  • Lip reading – how important is it to deaf people? Find out how it works and how effective it is
  • Useful resources to aid communication

What do delegates say?

‘very well delivered session, interactive and clear’

‘session was very informative and was a fantastic general overview of everything. Lots of meaningful interactions’

‘ . . . I now feel more confident interacting with a deaf person, thank you’


Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for all professionals that come into contact with deaf people. You will leave with a better understanding of what is needed when communicating with a deaf person and the steps you can take.

How much does it cost?

£50 per delegate, payable via credit/debit card, cheque and invoice.

Can I book a place without a purchase order number?

Yes, please indicate that a PO number is to be provided, e.g. enter ‘to be confirmed’ when completing the registration form above as an answer to the question about a purchase order number – as soon as the PO number has been approved, please email [email protected] or call 0121 234 9832 with the details and we can ensure it is added to the invoice. If you need our bank details in order to set NDCS up as a supplier on your finance system, again please contact us and we can do this for you.

You can register here.