2017 Dates for Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Training This 2-day course is a practical and nationally accredited course that will bring benefits to your clients and your organisation right from day one. This course will help you to have a better understanding of deaf people, their language and communication needs. It will show you can help break down the barriers for deaf people in practical ways which cost nothing, whilst making your service more accessible not only to deaf people, but anyone who has a communication difficulty or for whom English is a second language. Using DVD presentations, fun activities and group interaction to reinforce the factual content, this course is of practical value to all agencies serving the public and an invaluable part of individual continuous professional development. Dates 26th & 27th June 2017 23rd & 24th October 2017 28th & 29th August 2017 20th & 21st November 2017 25th & 26th September 2017 18th & 19th December 2017 Course Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm on both days Location: Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, Taymills, 23 Brown Street, Dundee, DD1 5EF. Please note there is no on-site parking, but ample parking is available across the road at The Brown Street Mosque for £4 per day. Cost: £135 per person inc. exam fee, lunches, refreshments Course Content Language choices and differing cultures of deaf people How common is deafness Over coming barriers, improving attitudes What does deafness mean and the correct terms to use Tinnitus and help available for Tinnitus Barriers to communication Communication tactics Hearing Aids and technology which helps Professional communication support for deaf people Equality Act 2010 On 8 April 2010 the Equality Act received Royal Assent after completing its parliamentary process on 6 April when MPs approved all the Lords amendments. The Equality Act contains a series of measures for tackling inequalities which the Equality and Human Rights Commission considers will help Britain to become a fairer society. Some of the specific measures in the bill, which the Commission has supported, include: Making the law easier to understand and implement by simplifying 116 pieces of equality legislation into a single Act for individuals, public authorities and private organisations. Giving people the right not to be treated less favourably by public authorities because of their age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or transgender status; as well as their disability, gender, or race which were already covered.* Extending anti-age discrimination rules to include goods, facilities and services, thereby stopping people being unfairly refused insurance or medical treatments based on what age they are, for example. Trevor Phillips, chair of the Commission said: “Simplifying legislation and extending protection to a wide range of groups that face discrimination will help Britain become a fairer society, improve public services, and help business perform well. “The Commission’s role now is to make sure the legislation works in practice, by explaining what it means, how it should work, and ultimately, using our powers to help right any wrongs. “We’re already working on Codes and Guidance that set out what the new legislation does for employers, public services and the people of Britain.” Equality Act 2010 Explanatory Notes (564KB PDF) Equality Act 2010 Easy Read Version (2.4MB PDF) Guidance: Equality Act 2010 Here you will find guidance and good practice to help you understand and use forthcoming Equality Act law. We currently have guidance for employers, workers, service users and service providers. View the guidance on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.