Award-winning Signs4Life is leading efforts towards a society in which people with disabilities have full access and are working to raise the public and political awareness of disability provision.
Our workshops might be of interest to your public services and emergency staff, in their work with vulnerable members of the public, families, and colleagues. We can come to you, or alternatively, we also offer remote learning via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Deaf and hearing-impaired people’s experience of communication when they interface with emergency services is often disappointing. Public services staff need to be aware of the fear and frustration many Deaf people experience in their dealings with the police, paramedics, or fire and rescue staff.
“Great course today. Unfortunately we were oversubscribed – usually when we organise courses we have a large drop off rate and consequently invite more people than we know will usually come. Today everyone turned up! There must be more of a need for it than we thought. Your tutor was very professional and delivered a really interactive course and included everyone – his resources are very good too. I’ll email you the photos shortly. Thank you so much for arranging the course.” (Chris Graham, Centre Co-ordinator, Safety First Community Training Centre, Bradford)
“A really enjoyable course, we now feel better equipped in the community when fitting fire alarms for people with disabilities.” (Melanie Walker, Community engagement, Humberside Fire)
“The training was really good and very well received. I attended it and found it extremely useful from a personal level and in a professional capacity.” (Tracey Wilkinson, training manager, HMP Askham Grange Women’s Prison, York)
“Both speakers were exceptional in their willingness to discuss their personal experiences which for me, was a unique opportunity to understand and increase awareness” (Andrew Rogers, Manchester Youth Justice)
“We really enjoyed the taster course and then the longer 6-week course with John. This training has been invaluable in giving our deaf volunteers First Aid training in sign language.” (Valerie May, British Red Cross, Paisley)