Deaf Awareness Training
Deaf Awareness Training (DAT) aims to highlight the experience of the Deaf Community and the issues and barriers that they face. This programme has the hope of giving guidance and clarity to those who have little or no experience with the Deaf Community, creating understanding and an ability to communicate in a Deaf-friendly way. It seeks to show the culture & language of the Deaf community. Awareness of the Deaf community is needed in order to break down barriers and unfounded attitudes.
- Irish Sign Language – a brief explanation of the language and the ISL Act 2017
- Deaf Community – we explain how the Deaf community is a linguistic minority with Deaf and Hearing people involved and cover topics such as positive Deafness and Deaf identity
- Lip-reading video challenge – this demonstrates how hard it is to lip read
- Correct Terminology to use
- Barriers faced by Deaf people
- Communication Tips – what is the best practice when communicating with a Deaf person?
- ISL Challenge – learn how to spell your name and some other basic signs
- Q&A & Discussion
If you are interested in arranging Deaf Awareness Training for your workplace or school, please contact the Advocacy Department for more information. You can contact the Advocacy Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 086 440 1443.
A series of videos about “Deaf Awareness Training” developed by the Citizens Information Board (CIB) in collaboration with the Irish Deaf Society (IDS).
These videos will provide an understanding of Deafness, the Deaf community, Sign languages and other topics related to the Deaf community, including how to engage and communicate with Deaf people in a Deaf-friendly way. Awareness of the Deaf community is needed to reduce barriers and highlight the experience and the issues Deaf people face daily.
Learn about the Deaf Community in Ireland
Irish Sign Language ISL
Everyday barriers to access – a challenge for Deaf people
Working with Irish Sign Language Interpreters
Some Communication Tips!