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Organisation Description

Dot is a Community Not-for-Profit organisation dedicated to raising both Deaf awareness and the profile of BSL as a language in its own right. We deliver professional workplace training to businesses, NHS health care and social care providers. We run BSL afterschool clubs and school ‘Q&A’ assemblies for children who have never before interacted with Deaf people. For nationally recognised qualifications, we teach all levels of British Sign Language.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Deaf Awareness Training for NHS Providers of Health and Social Care

    Training Course | Dot Sign Language

    Ensure your team are confident when communicating with Deaf BSL users. An interactive workplace training session for all employees of providers of NHS funded care. We focus on practical steps to make your healthcare setting accessible and welcoming to Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users. Discussion of challenges faced by Deaf patients when going to the doctor / hospital / dentist and how to overcome these; your legal obligations under ‘The Accessibility Standard’ and a practical BSL signing session designed according to your need.

  • Deafness; British Sign Language (BSL); the Equality Act and ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’ - for Public Sector Services

    Training Course | Dot Sign Language

    An interactive workplace training session for employees of public; private or voluntary organisations carrying out public functions on behalf of a public authority. Discussion of Deaf issues; people and culture; The Equality Act and the responsibility of ‘positive action’ in your workplace. Practical steps every employee can take to actively promote engagement with BSL users; ensure accessibility and ensure information is available in BSL format. Includes a BSL signing session tailored to your workplace to help all your staff become confident when communicating with Deaf customers.

  • Deafness; British Sign Language (BSL) and the Equality Act - Deaf Awareness Training for Private Companies

    Training Course | Dot Sign Language

    An interactive and motivating workplace training session to help every employee make your services accessible to Deaf customers. We cover awareness of Deaf issues; people and culture; understanding how The Equality Act affects your business and practical steps everyone can take when communicating with Deaf BSL users. Includes a ‘hands on’ session learning BSL signs relevant to your organisation.