GHITA: Working for the Deaf Community in Gibraltar

Lovely to have been invited to join GHITA and meet the members of this very worthwhile charity. GHITA has been established to help the deaf community in Gibraltar. Edgar Triay and the committee work tirelessly to bring about change for the deaf community in Gibraltar. Edgar and his team deliver Deaf Awareness training to key workers on the Rock to … Read More

Our Sporting Heroes

Our sporting heroes

England’s World Cup dreams might be dashed this time around, but their progress has been inspirational. Even those who don’t usually follow football couldn’t get enough of the action. This goes to show that whatever your background and experience, many have a passion for sport which is infectious. We wanted to take this opportunity to cheer on some of our … Read More

Celebrating the Good News Stories for Deaf Awareness

Celebrating the Good News Stories in Deaf Awareness

As a population we have a responsibility to look out for people with disability; this includes being deaf aware and creating a culture of accessibility to promote a more equal society. In this day and age of customer experience, where the customer is placed firmly at the heart of the business (in theory anyway), we wanted to acknowledge some of … Read More

Lipreading: Simple Advice For Being Understood

Lipreading: Simple Advice For Being Understood

Communication with deaf people can usually happen in one of the following ways: Through BSL/sign language Through lipreading Through hearing aids Just because someone has a hearing aid or can read your lips, this doesn’t mean that is the end of the story. As a good lip reader is only able to tell a third of the words uttered from … Read More

Deaf Awareness Week: First Steps to Becoming Deaf Aware

Deaf Awareness Week: First Steps to Becoming Deaf Aware

Hearing loss affects 10 million people in this country. That’s nearly 14% of the population. As well as those born with congenital hearing lost, there are those who develop hearing loss during their life time. Think about it. It’s commonplace for people to have someone in their family who struggles to understand what you are saying. When you call them … Read More

British Sign Language: The Assumptions and the Truth

British Sign Language: The Assumptions and the Truth

SigncodeUK allows you to communicate your service messages to D/deaf  customers in British Sign Language with subtitles. By scanning a QR code with their mobile device, customers have instant access to a video translation of important information about your product or service. Even if you decide to put up written notices around your store or showroom, videos in BSL can … Read More

11 Ways to Make Your Interview Process More Welcoming to Deaf People

11 Ways to Make Your Interview Process More Welcoming to Deaf People

While technology has enabled jobseekers to apply for a greater number of jobs thanks to job board sites, never has it seemed more difficult to access employment. Throw a disability into the mix, and the worries and concerns for job seeker success increase significantly. Action on Hearing Loss conducted their 2018 Workplace Experiences survey which revealed that 44% of deaf … Read More

SigncodeUK Attends the All Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology (APPGAT)

Westminster Palace

On Monday 26th March we had the honour of being invited to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology (APPGAT) at The Houses of Parliament. APPGAT is a group made up of MP’s and Peers who are interested in the opportunities presented by assistive and accessible technology. The group is designed to facilitate discussion between the sector and Parliament … Read More

How Your Business Can Be Deaf-Friendly

How to make your business deaf-friendly

For companies to be in line with the 2010 Equality Act, they need to ensure their services do not discriminate. This means putting in place adequate provision for those with disabilities so they can access your service or product as easily as everyone else can. If you are not putting in place measures to ensure your company is catering for … Read More