Deaf Sign

DeafsignWebsite: www.deafsign.com
Email: cath@deafsign.com
Address: Co-Sign Communications, 16 Highfield Crescent, Hartburn, Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, TS18 5HH
Telephone: 01642 580505  Fax: 01642 808959

A source of information, contacts and discussion on issues related to deafness and sign language, with a forum for exchange of ideas/experiences to foster better links between deaf and hearing worlds, for families and professionals. The site has a number of interesting features including:

  • an interactive discussion forum
  • email subscription list
  • BSL sample section
  • myth buster
  • resource for schools

It is also home to Alphabet Press – printers for Co-Sign Communications’ BSL books by Cath Smith. The Sign Language Link pocket dictionary, plus the large print Desk edition and Signs of Health Guide to Medical Signs were all printed here, and Alphabet suggested INS when Co-Sign were looking for professional web designers.

The site also includes BSL2 Handed Fingered Translator, BSL2 Handed Keyboard Translator, Deaf-Blind Fingered Translator and Deaf-Blind Keyboard Translator at this page http://www.deafsign.com/ds/index.cfm

The website has a Forum and games as well as a wealth of information on deaf awareness.

2 thoughts on “Deaf Sign

  1. Winiata

    My name is sherri Winiata and I would like to know how I could apply for a course in the are of deafness, I have a strong desire to work with people who have a hearing impaired, please email me with further information.

    1. sally Post author

      Hi Winiata,

      Your best bet is to approach the various charities concerned with deafness, and compare what each offers to the time etc. that you are able to commit. You might find that you need to travel out of Shropshire, for instance to Birmingham, for the widest selection of courses.
      Walsall Deaf Peoples Centre offer a lot of courses – http://www.wdpc.org.uk/
      Other organisations are:
      National Deaf Childrens Society http://www.ndcs.org.uk/
      deafPLUS, who have an active Birmingham office http://www.deafplus.org/
      Deaf Direct, who work in Herefordshire and Worcestershire http://www.deafdirect.org.uk/index.php
      British Deaf Association http://www.bda.org.uk
      Deafblind UK http://www.deafblind.org.uk/
      Deafness Research UK http://www.deafnessresearch.org.uk/
      Hearing Concern http://www.hearingconcernlink.org
      RNID http://www.rnid.org.uk/
      Sense (deafblind) http://www.sense.org.uk/
      VISS (Sign Language Interpreting Service, based in Shrewsbury) http://www.viss.org.uk
      DASh, a Shrewsbury based organisation, http://www.dasharts.org
      might also be able to help you and while Sensory Impairment Shropshire http://www.sishropshire.org.uk/index.html don’t run cvourses themselves they might well be able to direct you to something suitable.
      DirectGov http://www.direct.gov.uk also has a wealth of information on their site.
      I hope this is of help to you,
      Sally Barrett, SDN Newsletter Editor

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