FREE Deaf Awareness and Introduction to British Sign Language Course - Enabled Living

Enabled Living are delivering a free 6 weeks course on 'Deaf Awareness and Introduction to BSL'. Open to all residents of Newham or to anyone working in the borough.
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In response to the BSL Act 2022, Enabled Living are delivering a FREE Deaf awareness and introduction to British Sign Language course over six weeks. 

The aim of the course is to build a more inclusive and accessible communication within our society, helping to improve the lives for Deaf people and for public services to get it right. This course will teach you how to use basic BSL in everyday situations, and will cover a variety of different topics including numbers & time, home and travel and the beginnings of a conversation.

8th June - 13th July 2022

  • Wednesday 8th June
  • Wednesday 15th June
  • Wednesday 22nd June
  • Wednesday 29th June
  • Wednesday 6th July
  • Wednesday 13th July

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: The Enabled Living Lounge, 200 Chargeable Lane Plaistow E13 8DW


6th October - 10th November 2022

  • Thursday 6th October
  • Thursday 13th October
  • Thursday 20th October
  • Thursday 27th October
  • Thursday 3rd November
  • Thursday 10th November

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: The Enabled Living Lounge, 200 Chargeable Lane Plaistow E13 8DW

What will you learn from the course?

  • Have an awareness and understanding of Deaf culture
  • Understand the barriers faced by people with hearing loss
  • Feel confident about communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
  • Understand that regions within the UK use different signs for words
  • Be able to recognise and sign the alphabet and numbers
  • Be able to ask and recognise and sign questions e.g. what, why, who, whose, how, how much, when?
  • Be able to sign basic greetings and the beginning of conversations

How to sign up?

If you would like to book your place or want to find out more - you can get in touch with Rukshana Ahmed. Contact details are listed below. 

Rukhsana Ahmed - Training & Events Officer

020 3373 6575

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