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 community
   - 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:

For any queries concerning the event, please email Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, CBA
Training Coordinator: [log in to unmask]