This project finished on the 31st March 2015. The project published an interim report on its work in December 2014. To read the report, click here. The final report on the project’s work will be available shortly.
This project aims to improve equality of opportunity for deaf people by working with public authorities to solve the problems which exist.
Specifically targeted are Deaf and Deafblind people who use British Sign Language (BSL) and hands on signing. Deaf and Deafblind BSL users continue to underachieve in relation to their potential in education, and are more likely to experience unemployment and long term mental health challenges, so we are working with education, social care and health services.
Scottish public services are seeking to improve their capacity and capability to be more inclusive in their approach generally, as our population becomes increasingly diverse within every aspect of its demographic. This is supported by the legal framework for equality where in Scotland there is an increasing emphasis on a human rights approach to policy development and service delivery.
This project seeks to support organisations to understand what this means in relation to leadership and the development, design and delivery of services to users of BSL and hands on signing.
The project is funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit and runs until 2015.
Two of the three project staff are based in SCoD offices and one works from his base in Deafblind Scotland.
All report to the BSL and Linguistic Access Working Group.
CALL FOR TENDERS – INTERIM AND FINAL EVALUATION REPORTS: EQUALITY AND ACCESS FOR DEAF PEOPLE
This is an invitation to appropriate organisations and or individual consultants, to design and complete both an interim and final evaluation on a Scottish Government funded project that seeks to improve equality and access for Deaf and Deafblind people in Scotland. It has a particular focus within this on children and young people who use British Sign Language (BSL), Deafblind manual, hands on signing and sign systems, to access their education. For full details, please download the information below: