River City, a Scottish Soap opera on BBC1 Scotland, is tackling the issue of childhood deafness. The storyline centres on one of the key characters’ son, who has been diagnosed with a unilateral hearing loss by the local GP.
Teaching Sign Language: Inclusion for All
on Tuesday 14th May 2013, 9.30am to 3.30pm
in Carrickdale Hotel & Spa, Carrickcarnon, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Signature will be at the Learning and Skills Exhibition at Olympia 2 on 29 and 30 January. You are invited to come to stand 258a to meet some of our team and learn more about our new, self deliverable Deaf Awareness course.
The University of Central Lancashire is delivering a course which is open to teachers who teach or wish to teach British Sign Language (BSL). Participants should hold a Level 3 qualification e.g. the Signature Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language or equivalent.
Is your organisation looking for a Deaf Awareness course that outlines the basic communication skills you need to be more accessible for deaf people?
Last summer, Mark Griffin MSP launched a consultation on introducing a BSL bill for Scotland. In total, 1,192 responses were received. The average is normally around 40. Public sector organisations, deaf groups and hundreds of individuals from across Scotland and beyond made their views known and the feedback was around 98% positive.
In October 2012, a group of 9 deaf people from Northern Ireland and the border counties began working towards the Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation as part of the DCID Project.
Earlier last year we told you that we were reviewing our Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language. We asked you for your opinions on the topics, assessment methods and suitability of the qualification for progression to Level 6 and Interpreting/Translation qualifications.