Skill Sessions: Hearing Awareness

People's History Museum, Manchester


Skill Sessions: Hearing Awareness

People's History Museum, Manchester 27/04/2023

About the event

Skill Session events are for assessors and professionals to boost knowledge in a particular area of disability or neurodiversity.

Each event will offer CPD training for attendees, networking opportunities, and the chance to hear from a speaker who has lived experience of the topic we are exploring.

For the first event in the series, we’ll be spotlighting hearing awareness and will have Deaf Awareness training delivered by the team at SignSolutions.

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What to expect

A skill session event brings together like-minded professionals to learn about a particular disability or neurodiversity from experts.

As well as training from a qualified external provider, you'll also:

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Get CPD certification

Everyone attending the event will be provided with CPD certification after the training - a great way to ensure you are enhancing your professional skill set.
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Network with your peers

We're bringing together everyone in the industry to share ideas, exchange knowledge, and do some good old fashioned networking. Forget webinars: in-person conversations are where it's at!
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Learn from inspiring speakers

Each skill session event will kick off with a talk from a speaker who has lived experience of the topic we are learning about for the day.
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and a party!

Attendees can expect pastries on arrival, a delicious hot lunch to fuel you through the afternoon, plus free drinks at the after party.

Training content

The Deaf Awareness training will be delivered by SignSolutions who are an award-winning interpreting, training and translation service. During the training, you can expect to learn about the following:

  • Levels of d/Deafness
  • Statistics
  • Communication methods
  • Fingerspelling
  • Useful words/phrases
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Throughout the day, you'll learn from a number of inspiring speakers. You can find out more about them here.

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Dr Richard Purcell

Co-Founder, CareScribe

Rich is host of the event and co-founder of CareScribe, an award-winning assistive technology company based in Bristol. Rich is also a former NHS Doctor and passionate about using tech for good.
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Andy Eachus

Digital Skills Trainer, Huddersfield University

Andy is kicking off the event with a talk about his experience of living with a hearing impairment. Outside of his speaking engagements, Andy is a Digital Skills Trainer within Higher Education.
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Gary Taylor

Trainer, SignSolutions

Gary Taylor is a tutor joining us from the team at SignSolutions. He'll be delivering the training throughout the course of the afternoon.
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Stefano Baldon

Product Relationship Manager, CareScribe

Stefano is part of the CareScribe team, educating people across the UK on the benefits of TalkType, CareScribe's dictation software, and helping to make education and work accessible for all.
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Ian Mortimer

National Audiology Manager

Ian represents Phonak UK, Skill Sessions official event exhibitor. Phonak want to support hearing health and treatment, to foster the best quality of life and connection with the world.


Want to discover what's in store? Check out the itinerary below!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
3:10 PM - 3:55 PM
3:55 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Skill Sessions: Hearing Awareness

Everything you need to know about event location and timings can be found right here

Thursday, 27 April 2023

10:00 - 16:00

People's History Museum,
Left Bank,
M3 3ER


Got a burning question about the Skill Sessions event? You'll find the answer below!