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Deaf Awareness Training (DAT)

As a charity which has long supported those who are deaf/hard of hearing, we have extensive experience of helping other organisations understand and respond to the needs of the D/deaf community.

What is DAT?

  • Online
  • Birmingham

DAT is a popular training session with employers, professionals and individuals. We work with you to create a bespoke, interactive and engaging training session which will help you and your employees communicate more effectively with D/deaf employees and customers.


These sessions are delivered by our deaf staff members whose primary language is British Sign Language (BSL).

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Prices starting from £400.

How is the training delivered?

This training can be offered for up to 15 people in-person (Birmingham only) or up to 12 people remotely (nationwide) to suit your business needs.

Each session lasts approximately 3 hours.

It’s an interactive learning experience between you and our trainer who will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter.

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Why do I/my employees need it?

1 in 6 people in the UK are deaf/Hard of Hearing – helps you to understand the challenges deaf people may experience every day.

DAT can help you understand the needs of deaf employees – enables reasonable adjustments in line with your responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

DAT can help you create a more inclusive working environment, facilitating positive working relationship – enables effective communication between deaf and hearing staff.

DAT can help you meet the needs of deaf/hard of hearing customers – enables provision of an inclusive and accessible service.

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What does the training cover?

  • Different types of deafness and hearing loss
  • Different communication methods
  • Barriers experienced by D/deaf people
  • How to overcome barriers
  • Supporting clear communication
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Meet our trainers

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Jet

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Karl