I attended Deaf Day this year at City Lit, London and I was among thousands of deaf and hearing visitors to find out and exchange information about services available. There were many organisations under one roof and it was a great place to practice using British Sign Language all day.
There were several workshops to choose from throughout the day and many stalls holding current information regarding services that support Deaf people. All the workshops I attended were presented by British Sign Language users, so it was an excellent opportunity to practice my receptive skills, while learning about what was available.
The Workshops I attended –
- Our Health In Your Hands. They explained the necessary qualifications for an Interpreter/Translator and how to ensure they were qualified and registered with the relevant organisation.
- Training. If you were interested in becoming a translator/interpreter where you could obtain the relevant training.
- National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This was information on where help is available for people who have a child that is Autistic. The team specialise in supporting those with Deafness.
I’d like to thank City Lit for a brilliant day, it was a wonderful opportunity to practice my signing skills and find out lots of relevant information. See City Lit website for more info.