Other services that help you learn about BSL and Deaf culture include services such as Deaf Awareness courses for work or 1 to 1 BSL sessions to help you pass an exam. We list the organisations that offer a range of other services that support learning about the Deaf community and British Sign Language.
We tend to take our hearing for granted and assume that other people can hear things around them, like we can.
However, there are currently over 6 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK (or 1 in 6 people) that need communication to be adjusted in some way.
Being ‘Deaf Aware’ is vital if you have a public-facing role. All organisations and their staff can learn about being deaf aware.
It helps with improving your communication skills and adapting your communication so that your services are more accessible to a wider audience.
If you are an individual, we list the CPD courses that will enhance your communication skills.
If you are from an organisation that wants to offer a better customer experience, then learn more about Deaf Awareness by clicking below.
1 to 1 BSL sessions
There are lots of reasons why you might prefer solo sessions. One to one sessions can help you get more focused support to achieve your goals.
You may also want 1 to 1 sessions to help you pass an exam or to get feedback as part of your professional development.
Click below to find out more about the 1 to 1 sessions and how they can help you achieve your qualification goals.
If you are an education organisation or business that caters for children’s needs, you can find lots of resources on the National Deaf Childrens Society (NDCS) website. The site has plenty of resources for nurseries, schools and colleges to access, including a free sign language course.
In Scotland, educators can access a BSL toolkit which provides information on how best to support deaf children. The toolkit includes information on BSL, Deaf identity and Deaf culture.
Other services that provide BSL resources include the British Deaf Association (BDA) who also provide information about Deaf culture and the Deaf community.