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

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

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