Seriously good idea. I'm hearing impaired and you wouldn't believe how
difficult that can make things. You do however need to understand that in
the severely to profoundly deaf community "hearing impaired" means someone
who has a fair amount of hearing: ie they (like me) are hard of hearing,
not actually severely or profoundly deaf. We do have quite significantly
different requirements and from the mention of "signing", they do seem
Hopefully I am wrong...
PS I'm happy to explain at length - who wants to be bored?
On 14 November 2014 11:23, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe <
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> I hope the following training opportunity will be of interest.
> ***Archaeology for all: improving the experience of the hearing impaired
> Friday 5th December 2014
> Coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) this event is FREE
> to attendees. Training will be delivered by learning and accessibility
> professionals from the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) and held at
> the Sheffield Learning Centre.
> The aim of the training is to widen access to the historic environment for
> individuals with hearing impairment, in pursuance of the CBA's vision
> of *archaeology
> for all*.
> Attendees will develop:
> - understanding of the challenges faced by the hearing impaired
> - skills and confidence in communicating effectively with hearing
> impaired individuals
> - understanding of how to present material for hearing impaired clients
> - tools to evaluate the effectiveness of their organisation’s
> accessibility policy
> The workshop will comprise a range of interactive and experiential
> activities, including an introduction to British Sign Language (BSL).
> Importantly, training will be delivered by members of the hearing impaired
> community with the support of a BSL interpreter.
> Discussion will form a key part of the training day and participants are
> encouraged to share experiences and observation of best practice, providing
> a peer-to-peer learning opportunity. To this end, attendees are encouraged
> to bring along material to discuss with the group and it is anticipated
> that individuals will develop contacts for future collaboration.
> This event is supported by English Heritage through the Voluntary Sector
> Capacity Building programme.
> To book, please visit the CBA website: http://bit.ly/1B8JcvD
> For any queries concerning the event, please email Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, CBA
> Training Coordinator: [log in to unmask]