Deaf Awareness Courses

Available in the following locations:
  • Edinburgh & Lothians

We have designed all of our Deaf Awareness courses so that you leave with improved communication skills, a greater understanding of the barriers and issues that deaf* people face in their every day lives, how to ensure that your organisation is fulfilling it’s legal responsibilities and how to make your services as accessible as possible to the 1 in 5 people living in Scotland who are deaf.

There are many reasons why people attend our Deaf Awareness Courses:

  • They contribute to improved accessibility for deaf people
  • They increase staff confidence and enhance communication with deaf customers and colleagues
  • They provide equal opportunities for deaf employees

We only use qualified and experienced deaf or hard of hearing tutors for all of our deaf awareness courses and have produced a booklet for attendees to take home and keep as a reference guide.

All of our Deaf Awareness courses are interactive with group work, engaging role plays and a relaxed, informal environment that encourages learning, questions and an open attitude!

Our 2 day course is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and qualifies for ILA Scotland funding.

Refer to the related links opposite for a list of the deaf awareness courses we currently offer. Click on the course details, to the right, for more information and prices.

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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.

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*deaf includes people who are Deaf BSL users, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing

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