See It, Sign It, Be Safe – online conference and workshop held by UK partners

A virtual conference to showcase the free workplace resources developed by the SSaW project was hosted by the UK partners (University of Wolverhampton, Bellyfeel Media and Searchlighter Services) on 23 March 2021.  Attendees were welcomed by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Claire Darke. The conference discussed some of the issues of workplace communication that the...
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Signed Safety Project Publishes its ‘Guidelines for Inclusivity and Diversity’

As the Signed Safety at work project activities enter their final weeks, the Partners are publishing their Guidelines for Inclusivity and Diversity, a 100-page booklet comprising 13 chapters: This sets out the context for ensuring that Health and Safety practice in the workplace has a conscious reflection on policy and workplace communication for key officers...
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The SSaW e-Learning Course Completed for Publication

The Signed Safety at Work project is now due to roll-out its e–Learning course defined by its 14 independent, self-standing sections. This will facilitate training for people to enhance the communication of Health & Safety measures in the workplace by using a bespoke glossary of hand signs designed for application in any workplace when communicating...
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See It – Sign It – Be Safe – online conference – 23rd March

How to protect and increase the safety of workers while supporting employment opportunities for deaf, hearing impaired and migrant workers in your organisation.   Tuesday 23rd March between 1400 and 1600 UK TIME (ONLINE) This is a free online conference and workshop that will look at current safety problems in different types of working environments....
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Demo Version of the First Four Lessons of the “Signed Safety” E-Learning Resource

Demo versions in English, German and Italian are ready to be tested by the stakeholders   A lot of work has gone into developing the e-learning resource. After UNI-KLU had prepared a basic structure for the course, we had to decide on a program with which to realize it:  Articulate Storyline or LearnDash. It was...
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A Common Visual Language for Workplaces Across Europe and Beyond

  The Release of the Signed Safety Glossary – Who is it For? And Why? The Signed Safety glossary has been designed to create easy routes to improve workplace conditions. Both for safety and for internal workplace culture. The glossary is built on a common visual language that deals with dangerous situations and hazards at...
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Project SSaW continues to advance despite difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Partners have taken priceless steps forward in the development of original material and reaching new agreements. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in all areas and levels, and projects funded by the European Union are no exception. SSaW is a project with seven partners based in five different countries (United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Spain...
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Effects of COVID-19 on communication with deaf people in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the everyday lives of people all over the world. They have to cover their mouths and noses in many environments in order to protect their health and that of others. Although this is regarded as uncomfortable by many, for some groups this makes life even more difficult. Hearing people...
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First steps towards an e-learning resource

As the e-learning resource will be used for deaf people and migrants who both may not have complete command of the written national language, it will be important to design the course as visual as possible. At the moment, we are evaluating two possible programs: LearnDash, which is based on WordPress, and Articulate Storyline 3,...
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