Deaf Awareness for Healthcare Professionals

Relevant for: all staff who work in healthcare settings
Course length: 4 hours
Delivery method: face to face only

Course outline

The aim of this training is to raise Deaf awareness in order to ensure that a Deaf British Sign Language user’s experience of attending a medical appointment is on a par with that of a hearing person. Content includes:

- an exploration of the specific barriers experienced by Deaf people when accessing healthcare services
- a brief overview of the Equality Act 2010 and Accessible Information Standards 2016
- Key information about British Sign Language, language levels, and the ineffectiveness of ‘writing things down’
- why it is not appropriate for a family member or friend to interpret in medical appointments
- how to work with sign language interpreters
- issues with face masks and COVID-19

The course is co-tutored by a highly experienced profoundly Deaf tutor and a professional sign language interpreter. The delivery method consists of presentation, case studies, interactive activities and role play scenarios.

Cost: £600 Maximum group size: 20

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Or for more information, to make a booking, or to discuss your training needs, please contact us: T: 0161 273 3415 / 07917 368832 or E: business@manchesterdeafcentre.com

 


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