Our Company

Our company roots are steeped in education. Our MD, Judith, has been supporting D/deaf students across all stages of education and levels of learning for over 25 years.

Judith is involved in groups and organisations committed to monitoring and improving the experiences of Deaf students in tertiary education. She is a member of the CHESS planning group, the Consortium of Higher Education Support Services with Deaf students, which is affiliated to DESF, The Deaf Education Support Forum where the focus is education prior to university. These relationships ensure our team is constantly updated with developments in our arena.

“We will eliminate the stresses and strains involved in finding appropriate professionals for your institution and your Deaf and hard of hearing students. Let us assist you in coordinating learners support and in managing the logistics of their timetables” - Judith

 

Our Mission Statement

Our aim is to always provide a professional and personal service based on the needs of the service user and appropriate to the context in which we are working. We seek to establish a trusting relationship with all parties we engage with. We have a commitment to include D/deaf people in all aspects of life. We are dedicated to providing communication that promotes equality, impartiality and respect for the rights of both parties.

 

Our Team

We have 35 members of permanent staff in our team with unrivalled experience and knowledge. We are all appropriately qualified, our Communication Support Workers and Interpreters are either registered with NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People) or are working towards their registration. We have student Liaison Officers who are Deaf and will be available for you to contact via email, SMS or phone every morning from 8am.

 

Our Services

  • British Sign Language Interpreters

  • Sign Supported English Interpreters

  • Deaf Awareness Training

  • Sign Language Courses

  • Manual and Electronic Note taking

  • Deaf Relay interpreters

  • Registered members of Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)

  • 1:1 Maths & English tutors proficient in BSL

 

Your Institution & Your Deaf Students

Our service will be specifically tailored to suit the needs of your academic institution. This may include duties such as recording keeping for audit.

We will provide a bespoke service costing dependent on your numbers of D/deaf students and the provision they need. Provision can be dependent on factors such as the program of study, number of supported hours needed, and if there are any additional disabilities or educational needs to take into consideration.

We have experienced trainers in Deaf Awareness and we can offer this service to both your teaching staff and the peer groups of your Deaf student. We believe this helps to promote integration and access and so creates a welcoming learning environment for all involved.