Hello, and welcome to this free course on deaf awareness education. My name is J’enna Flynn and I’m a British Sign Language Level Six accredited signer and a professional special tutor for deaf and hard of hearing people. In my experience of working in this field, there is often a lack of information on the subject. This course has been written for employers, educators, and anyone who interacts with deaf or hard of hearing people. It is designed to give you an introduction to the issues that the deaf face and explain some strategies in enabling communication. I hope you enjoy the course. Thank you.
Welcome to this free course, Deaf awareness education. This course introduces the concept and definitions of deafness. It is designed to offer an insight into the communication barriers that deaf and hard of hearing people may face and offer solutions for how to overcome them to provide an accessible learning environment.