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

Parliamentary Debate on BSL in National Curriculum: Reactions

This week in Parliament, adding BSL to the National Curriculum was debated.

This week in Parliament, adding BSL to the National Curriculum was debated. Disappointingly the government has no plans to add to the current curriculum even though a pilot scheme has been in progress. Despite claiming to understand the need to provide high level academic teaching, they still seem to miss the point that by providing BSL in schools it makes … Read More

5 Reasons to Offer Deaf Awareness and Sign Language Training to Staff

5 Reasons to offer Deaf Awareness and Sign Language Training to Staff

As an employer, you are already spending a significant amount of money on developing your staff, whether it is on team-building away days, attending conferences or enhancing technical skills such as coding languages. Part of your budget should go towards honing soft skills to nurture a positive culture among your workforce. While traditional forms of training might involve presentations, role-plays … Read More

Deaf Chief Executive Wins The Right To Challenge Government

Deaf Chief Executive Wins The Right To Challenge Government

David Buxton Chief Executive at Action on Disability has won the right to challenge the Government on Access to Work rules which come into full force in April 2018. The High Court has ruled that a legal challenge of the Access to Work cap can go ahead. The case is being brought under the Equality Act 2010 with funding from … Read More

Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at The House of Commons

Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at The House of Commons

Signcode UK was honoured to have joined around 150 of some of the most influential people from a range of mental health services, third and private sector partners who attended the Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at the House of Commons. Some of the most illustrious leaders in health from the Royal Colleges and the eminent speaker line-up from our elected … Read More

Update: Parliamentary Questions Tabled by Bill Esterson MP

Update: Parliamentary Questions Tabled by Bill Esterson MP

Following our recent and very productive meeting with local MP Bill Esterson, he has now tabled questions to all government departments about what they are doing to help BSL users. You can see the full list on the Parliament website but here is the one to the Department of Health. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps … Read More

Visual Language Professionals Annual Conference 2017

Visual Language Professionals Annual Conference 2017

SigncodeUK are proud to sponsor this year’s VLP (Visual Language Professionals) annual conference which takes place on Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October. This year we will be visiting Bristol for the first time and we will be hosted by the Armada House Conference Centre. The VLP membership group is a professional association which represents communication professionals whose working languages are … Read More