Sanya Saleem –
“I found this course to be extremely easy. I thought that I would be the only one who would not understand BSL, but Kirsty was so nice that I picked everything up right away! She made all the information accessible and easy to understand. She is such a good teacher, thank you Kirsty!”
Tina Lloyd –
“We have been taking part in family sessions learning British Sign Language. Kirsty visited us at home on a regular basis, she was professional whilst also being very friendly and approachable. We have learned a lot of individual signs, which Kirsty very kindly allowed us to record, to help us remember everything. Our two-year-old daughter, who is hard of hearing, enjoyed interacting with Kirsty and her interpreter. As a family, we all feel very fortunate to have had Kirsty’s help with learning basic signs. Thank you, Kirsty, it has been a pleasure having you in our home and I hope to continue learning BSL in the future. We will miss you!”
Bite-sized Deaf Awareness Training with Bob (21st July 2020)
"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
Eileen Parkes - TWIRL Management Committee
Zebra-Access were invited to our TWIRL Group (The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle) Group to give a presentation on hearing impairment, as many of our elderly members experience hearing difficulties. Kirsty Gray and her interpreter visited us and gave our members a superb, very educational and informative Powerpoint presentation, peppered with moments of humour. The feedback from our members was excellent and Zebra-Access will be visiting us again in the near future to give advice on other hearing issues. The TWIRL Management Committee and all of our members very much appreciated the invaluable ideas and support Kirsty shared with us during her visit. We would have no hesitation in recommending Kirsty and her colleagues at Zebra-Access to any groups, organisations or individuals looking for first-rate advice on hearing impairment.
Ahmed Sidat - Client
I started an English Development course in May 2018 focussing on skills such as reading, writing, and typing skills. With the help of my English tutor I have now gained valuable knowledge and developed my English skills further. My school education was very poor and we were not taught much English at all. We did not have BSL interpreters at school and received very little support. I am very happy with the development and access I have received on this course.
Lindsey Brown - Volunteer
I have been volunteering on the Befriended Scheme for over a year now. Zebra Access are a wonderful organisation and I feel appreciated, supported and privileged to be part of it. I have gained valuable experience in developing my sign language skills (BSL level 3) and received relevant training in First Aid and Safeguarding. It's a great feeling to know that my contribution to my amazing clients is valued and makes a difference! Personally, I would highly recommend this organisation to anyone thinking about volunteering with or alongside the Deaf community.
Jack Smallwood - Wulfrunian Deaf Badminton Club
We are delighted that our badminton club is now officially called ‘Wulfrunian Deaf Badminton Club’. Zebra Access first set up a badminton club to encourage members of the deaf community to come together. We can’t thank them enough for all their hard work and supporting us.
'Kirsty, thank you for coming in my house to teach me BSL. Your lessons are very beneficial to me and my family especially with my young foster son as he’s partially deaf. I communicate with a lot more confidence with my foster son. As result, my foster son and I have better relationship as a foster parent and family thanks to you. I really feel more secure to express my self with deaf people in my world as it is important to communicate with my foster son. Thank you again'
Deaf HubWhat can we help you with?
As part of the Zebra Access' Reaching Communities 'Deaf Hub' project, with the support of the Big Lottery Fund, Advocacy drop-in Centres for deaf and hard of hearing people are now up and running to assist with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more.find out More