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SCoD Connect and Capitalise 2017 Workshop Session 1

Workshop Session 1     11:30   to  12:30

Future of See Hear Facilitators: Julie Carr, Irene Bruce and Clair Henderson

In April 2014, the Scottish Government published the See Hear Strategy, which sets out a commitment to improving the services, support and care available to people with a sensory impairment in Scotland. The strategy with its focus on dual sensory loss was the first of its kind in the UK and is jointly endorsed by COSLA. At this workshop, which is being delivered by the Assisted Communications Policy Team at the Scottish Government, you will learn more about the strategy, the work being taken forward with partners and next steps. This will be an interactive workshop allowing you the opportunity to contribute your ideas and help shape the future work on See Hear to achieve better outcomes for people in Scotland living with sensory loss.

 Capitalise on your skills to connect to your future Facilitators: Julie-Anne Leggate and Sallie Tomaszewski. Supporting young deaf people to be all they can be and develop their skills for a brighter future.

Who’s Interpreter Is It Anyway? Facilitators: Linda Thomson and Shaurna Dickson. This will be an interactive workshop looking at the good working practices that are required between the 3 main parties involved when any interpretation takes place (i.e. the BSL user, the interpreter, and the service provider). We will look at how this can be capitalised on with the National Plan for BSL being published in October 2017 and how everyone involved can be ready to play their part. 


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