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Delivering bite-sized Deaf Awareness Training to our BCF partners

The first of 3 BCF Partners Bite-sized Deaf Awareness Training (DAT) took place last Tuesday and was very successful.

The one-and-a-half-hour session included definitions of Deafness, statistics, BSL background, language and communication choices, some basic BSL signs, the tricky art of lipreading, how to get a Deaf person’s attention, plus much more, and finishing off with a fun Deaf quiz!

Here are the results of the evaluations:

Each participant stated that it was their first time for online DAT, they felt comfortable and easy doing the training remotely, found it easy to log in and joined other participants and would recommend the course to others.

Each participant marked 100% satisfaction for each of the feedback questions

Quotes included:

"After the training I have a better understanding and now I feel I can do more, especially towards engagement" Harj of Welltraining

"Really easy to join and the trainer was very friendly and accommodating. I was made to feel very welcome and Bob kept ensuring I was still able to take part.  The training itself was great, really easy friendly format and very interesting.  I would love to learn more as it has pushed me to think a little differently when working with clients. Thank you so much" E.M Access2Business 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the session yesterday, it was enjoyable and very informative. The training was excellent, giving a great insight into deaf awareness.  It has given me more confidence in dealing with a potential participant who has hearing difficulties" Mandy of Manor Farm

Bob will be delivering more BCF Partners Bite-sized DAT on 29th July and 6th August and hope to arrange many more in the near future.

For more details about the Bite-sized DAT and if you wish to arrange this for your organisation – please contact Bob at


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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