Deaf Action were delighted to be nominated this year for a FaME (Faculty of Medical Educators) Award for our four-week Deaf Awareness & BSL course we run with medical students from the University of Dundee.
FaME awards were established to acknowledge, reward and encourage excellence in the teaching of undergraduate medical students. They are organised by the student-led FaME Committee, who give students the opportunity to recognise and vote for who they wish to present an award with.
Yesterday our Deaf Action team attended the awards ceremony at Ninewells Hospital and were delighted to be awarded 3rd place in the best self-selected category. Training manager Shaurna Dickson stated: ‘I would like to thank the members of staff and tutors that have successfully run this course over the last eight years…. This award is a fantastic recognition of all the work that goes into running this highly rewarding course with the University of Dundee’.
The course specially designed for medical students, covers *deaf awareness, Introductory to British Sign Language (BSL), lipreading, hearing aids, specialist equipment, working with an Interpreter, language acquisition in children, BSL experiences in the NHS, role play workshop’s and deafness and mental health.
For more information on the courses we offer at Deaf Action please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf Action currently has a team of registered BSL Interpreters that work in a variety of settings. Combined, we have over 45 years of interpreting experience.
Deaf people rely strongly on facial expressions and seeing people's lips when lipreading, and we are concerned about the communication barriers wearing opaque masks can create.
Watch our CEO's interview with @STVNews below (from 19:11). #ClearMaskForAllplayer.stv.tv/episode/3y9c
From today, face masks will be mandatory in shops in Scotland, and we're concerned about what this means for deaf and hard of hearing people.
If you missed it, you can watch @PGerra talking about this on Reporting Scotland (from 08:00). #ClearMasksForAllbbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…
Our CEO @PGerra will be on BBC News Scotland at 6:30pm this evening, talking about our #ClearMasksForAll campaign, ahead of face masks becoming mandatory in shops in Scotland from tomorrow.
You can catch it on BBC One Scotland and BBC One Scotland HD. 📺
We are grateful to @JBalfourMSP for calling for clear face masks for all NHS care workers in a question to @NicolaSturgeon this afternoon.
The FM recognised the importance of this issue, and gave an undertaking to ensure that @scotgov will act on points raised. #ClearMasksForAll
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*deaf includes people who are Deaf BSL users, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing