Deaf awareness courses

Deaf awareness training for employers

How deaf friendly is your organisation?

Deaf Action offers deaf awareness training courses to help employers support their deaf and hard of hearing staff. Our training courses can help businesses become deaf aware, inclusive and accessible for deaf employees.

Our courses are designed to help employers get the most out of their deaf and hard of hearing staff, and understand the contribution they can make to their organisation.

Benefits of attending a deaf awareness course
We’ll help you:
  • improve your communication skills
  • understand how to make information accessible
  • develop an understanding of the barriers deaf people face
  • support hard-of-hearing colleagues with aids and adaptations
  • understand BSL as a native language
  • engage with interpreters and make use of the Access to Work scheme
  • provide equal opportunities for deaf employees
  • fulfil your legal obligations
Where can I attend a deaf awareness course?

Our courses are available online and in-person, so no matter where you are based, there will be a course that suits you.

In-person training

We run deaf awareness courses from our Head Office in Edinburgh, and in other locations across the country. Get in touch with our team to discuss.


During the pandemic, many of our services moved online, including deaf awareness training courses. This allows us to deliver courses to anyone in the country.

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All courses are delivered by qualified and experienced deaf or hard of hearing tutors. We can provide bespoke training sessions to suit all timescales and budgets.

If you would like to discuss your training requirements, use the contact form below, or email Our Training Officer will be happy to help.

“Excellent session where I gained a lot of knowledge about how you can help deaf people in the workplace to help them limit difficulties and thrive to reach their potential and showcase their talent. A very interesting and informative session.”

Attendee, April 2021

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