I was interested in this as I have to use TV subtitles.
I enjoyed WEA lectures in the past when they were local to me, but the
Attercliffe centre is difficult for me to get to.
On 20/11/2014 13:09, David Walland wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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
> confused here.
> Hopefully I am wrong...
> David Walland
> 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]