Here at VSP we aim to teach Basic British Sign Language to anyone that is interested. We are working with various companies by providing training to their staff enable them to communicate with the deaf, therefore providing better access to deaf people.
There are many obstacles that get in the way of a deaf person, for example reading a leaflet explaining about different accounts from a bank, can be totally confusing as English is not their first language. Simply ordering something to eat in a restaurant can be hard because of the communication barrier.
Deaf awareness is very important for understanding deaf culture and the barriers deaf people face daily. Just one hour of training from VSP will be a fantastic ‘eye opener’ by the time you have completed the ten-week programme, you will have learned a lot about the deaf world.
British Sign Language