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                SCoD National Council Meeting
                The next National Council meeting will take place at Deaf Connections in Glasgow on Thursday
                31st March at 2pm.
                We have invited Joan Jamieson, Equality & Diversity Information Programme Manager, NSS,
                Information Services Division to speak to the National Council about identifying and recording
                hearing loss. There will be a sandwich lunch for everyone at 1pm. More details to follow.

                SCoD Sub-committees
                Because of the inclement weather in December, we have been busy with rescheduled sub-
                committee meetings including the Health and Wellbeing Sub-committee, Cross Party Group on
                Deafness, Mental Health and Deaf People Task Group and Deaf Children & Adolescents Mental
                Health Services Sub-group.

                Scottish Deaf Heritage Project – Presenting the Past: My Firsts
                Work has begun on editing the footage of deaf people’s memories about their jobs. There will be
                a launch of the “Work” DVD at the Moray House School of Education in Edinburgh on Monday
                21st March. Scottish Sensory Centre kindly agreed to host this event.

                Proposed British Sign Language (BSL) Bill Consultation
                At the recent Cross Party Group on Deafness meeting, members received an update from the
                Non Executive Bills Unit (NEBU) who had been busy reading through over 900 responses and
                drafting a “policy memorandum”. THE NEBU advised the CPGD that the responses consisted of
                496 written responses and 443 petition signatures. The responses are overwhelmingly positive
                and on the basis of 422 responses 98% of respondents supported the Bill. NEBU will meet with
                Cathie Craigie MSP this week and thereafter she will formally lodge a final proposal in the
                Scottish Parliament. As soon as we know when Cathie Craigie has lodged the proposal, we will
                contact all our members and associate members, asking them to contact their local MSPs to
                support Cathie’s proposal. Cathie needs at least 18 signatures from MSPs from at least two
                parties represented in the Scottish Parliament.

                Deaf History Scotland
                Deaf History Scotland Executive Committee had their first meeting for this year. Work has started
                to plan events for 2011, including the Spring Gathering in Glasgow on Saturday 21st May and the
                AGM in Dundee on Saturday 29th October. More details to follow.

                Emergency SMS Service
                Lynne Hawcroft has sent us the following update:
                a) The full Emergency SMS Service will go live by 23rd March. There has been a large increase
                of registrations to 14,433, the main reason being registration by walkers and climbers following
                publicity in Scotland. You may have seen in the press that they offered the ESMS to those out in
                the hills where there is no mobile coverage and
                b) An amended leaflet is to be written incorporating the key messages for the ESMS ready for
                the national roll out.


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                   Census 2011
                   Lilian Lawson, SCoD Director had a meeting with a Census Regional Manager to discuss how to
                   ensure that deaf and deafblind people are aware about the Census 2011 and also know about
                   the BSL version of the Census form. The Census Regional Manager has been given contact
                   details for local deaf and deafblind groups and organisations so that they can contact them about
                   organising face to face meetings. He sent us an article for this bulletin.

                   Revolutionising telecommunications for deaf people
                   SCoD has signed up to support UKCoD’s letter to Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture,
                   Communications and Creative Industries.

                   The implementation of new European legislation on electronic communications provides an
                   opportunity for deaf people to achieve functionally equivalent access to the telecommunications
                   network. UKCoD’s member (and some non-member) organisations are working together to
                   campaign that:

                   1. Text Relay, Video Relay Services and Captioned telephony must all be treated with equal
                   importance to ensure that all sections of the deaf and hard of hearing community benefit from
                   functional equivalent access.
                   2. Consumers should have a real choice through open competition between providers
                   3. Services should be available 24/7/365
                   4. Services should be available to users at no additional cost to standard charges

                   What you can do to support this campaign:
                   It is critically important to the potential success of this campaign that those who would benefit
                   from improved relay services make their voices heard. You can do this in a number of ways:
                   Visit and encourage others to visit the DAART website – www.daartcampaign.co.uk on Facebook
                   and Twitter etc
                   Visit and encourage others to visit the TAG website: www.deaftag.org.uk and support their
                   campaign for better telephone relay services.
                   Visit and encourage others to visit the (Video Relay Service) VRS today website and add your
                   name to the petition: http://www.vrstoday.com/sign-the-petition.
                   Write to your MP highlighting the issue. If writing on behalf of an organisation one approach
                   would be to send the UKCoD and TAG letter to Ed Vaizey MP with a covering note asking your
                   MP for their opinion. If writing as an individual both TAG and VRS Today web-sites include
                   guidance.

                   Retirements
                   We received news in the recent months about two specialist senior social workers retiring. They
                   are: Liz Ann O’Hare who retired in December 2010 from Renfrewshire Council and Myra Ward
                   who retired in January 2011 from Scottish Borders Council. All our good wishes to them for a
                   long and happy retirement.

                   While we are happy for them, we are concerned that we have lost two specialist social workers
                   with deaf people and we do not see any plans to replace them with social workers of the same
                   calibre.

                   Lynne Hawcroft will also retire at the end of this month when her contract with the Scottish
                   Government Equality Unit ends. We are most appreciative of all the hard work she has done on
                   behalf of all deaf people and deaf/blind organisations in Scotland. We wish Lynne all our very
                   best wishes for a happy and long retirement.

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        Counselling Awareness Project Update by Barbra Wylie

        This past month I have spent a lot of time organising more Deaf and Deafblind Awareness
        Training sessions to take place in February. Before Christmas I attended a number of GAIN
        (Glasgow Advice and Information Network) meetings across the city. Those in attendance were
        all very keen on receiving Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Training. The sessions coming up are
        either being held in specific workplaces or independently where staff from various organisations,
        attached to the GAIN network, will attend. I’m pleased that there is such a cross section of staff
        interested in training.
        As always the evaluation process is still ongoing. I am now going back to organisations who
        have returned questionnaires and asking for more information on the differences in their
        accessibility ratings from the original questionnaire to the most recent. If you have received a
        questionnaire for me or a follow up request for more information it would be really helpful if you
        would reply.
        If you would like any further information please contact Barbra Wylie, Project Co-ordinator
        Tel/Text 0141 221 2991 Email Barbra@scod.org.uk
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        A New Challenge for the New Year...
        Our treks offer a fantastic opportunity to escape from the pressures of daily life and enjoy the
        splendour of the Scottish countryside. Why not come along and improve your personal fitness,
        while supporting SCoD at the same time?

        You could climb the UK's highest peak in either May or September, or cycle the length of the
        Western Isles on our Hebridean Odyssey in May. Or have you ever wanted to walk the West
        Highland Way - we're giving you the chance to do so in support of our charity. For more
        information, take a look at our website: www.scod.org.uk and click on 'Support SCoD' or contact
        our fundraiser directly: linda@scod.org.uk.
        We hope you'll be able to take part.


General News and Events

        Blue Badge Reform
        The Scottish Government has published its analysis of the responses it received for its 2010
        consultation on Blue Badge Reform. We have put the Overview of the Report on our website.
        To read the overview, go to http://www.scod.org.uk/Consultations-i-155.html#BlueBadge. There
        is a link to the full report in the overview.

        Public Sector Equality Duty
        In late 2010, the Scottish Government consulted on the Public Sector Equality Duty Draft
        Regulations and Order. The government has now published the responses it received. You can
        read the responses at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/01/14143538/0.

        The Future of British Sign Language in an Inclusive Scotland
        In November last year, two events took place at the Scottish Parliament to look at the future of
        BSL in Scotland. These events were organised by Scotland’s Future Forum and the Edinburgh
        Beltane. A short report has been published that gives information on what was discussed at the
        events. To read the report, go to
        http://scotlandfutureforum.org/assets/library/files/application/BSL_Report.pdf.


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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
The Scottish Information Commissioner has published the report of his consultation on the
proposal to review the approach to publication schemes. In his foreword to the report he
expresses his appreciation of all the contributions of views and practical suggestions for the way
forward – SCoD gets a mention. The report details the responses received and at the end of
each section, the Commissioner responds to the issues and concerns raised. To read the report,
go to http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/News/PublicationSchemeConsultation.asp.

The Right to Common Parts of Premises Consultation
The Scottish Government is consulting on regulations which will give disabled people the right to
make adaptations to common parts of the building they live in. Common parts are those parts of
a building that are not owned by any one person, like the stairs or the front door in a block of
flats. At the moment, disabled people can only have adaptations made to common parts if
everybody who owns a share of the common parts gives permission. The Scottish Government is
proposing that other owners will not be able to withhold their permission unreasonably. This
should make it easier for disabled people to get adaptations made to common parts of their
building. To take part in the consultation, go to
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/01/10092726/0 Closing date for responses is 1st
April.




                              Shaping the future of Scotland

Scotland’s biggest population count, the 2011 Census, will take place on Sunday 27 March this
year and work is already underway to ensure that everyone is counted.
The census happens once each decade and lets people inform government, local authorities,
public sector organisations and businesses about the services they and their community currently
use and need. Census questions ask about our circumstances such as age, health,
accommodation and occupation.

The personal details collected through the census are safeguarded by law and kept confidential
for 100 years.

The census provides national and neighbourhood statistics that are used to plan how billions of
pounds worth of public services, like health and housing, are delivered. It asks the same
questions of us all, including our long-term health and whether we look after, or give any help or
support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either long-term physical/
mental ill-health/ disability, or problems related to old age.
This information can be used to help funding applications so that disabled people and their
carers, can get the support that they need such as advice about benefits and money, emotional
support and signposting to other organisations and agencies.
Support is available to help people with hearing or visual impairments to fill in their census
questionnaires with British Sign Language (BSL) translations of the questions, audio clips of
questions and large-print and Braille questionnaires available from the Helpline which opens on 7
March 2011 or via your local census taker (enumerator). An online, accessible version of the
questionnaire will be available on the website.

Pat Mulrooney, census regional manager for Glasgow West, said:
    “It’s very important that everyone is counted in the census because its results help the
    demand for services to be assessed. In these times when every penny counts, it’s more
    important than ever that spending decisions are made based on good information.

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     “The census makes sure that we have real detail about our households and lives. As our
     communities become more diverse and we all live longer, this detail is critical to getting the
     planning right for everyone in the area.”
As part of his role, Pat is responsible for the recruitment and training of 6 District Managers, 18
Team Leaders and 211 census takers in Glasgow West. He is also responsible for promoting the
census locally, so that people are aware that filling in a census questionnaire is required by law
and everyone needs to be included.
For further information on the census visit www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk

Self-directed Support: a draft Bill for consultation
A consultation on a draft bill on self-directed support. This follows an earlier consultation on the
outline proposals for the Bill, completed in June 2010.
Last month the Government, together with COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities)
launched a ten year strategy on self-directed support. In that document they set an ambitious
vision where personalised, person-centred support becomes the mainstream approach for all.
The strategy document - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/11/05120810/0, together with
the draft Bill, present the Scottish Government's legislative proposals to underpin the strategy.
The draft Bill seeks to enshrine choice and control for the citizen, to sustain the changes outlined
in the strategy and to bring the law in line with the vision that they have set.
Read the consultation papers: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/12/15105332/0.
Closing date for responses is Thursday 17th March.

Not sure about Self–directed Support? Visit our BSL microsite: http://www.scod.org.uk/sds/.

The Big Society – a Giving Consultation
The Cabinet Office (UK Government) has published a green paper on charitable giving. They
want the paper to represent a collective approach to building culture change – so this paper is
written from a variety of perspectives. In addition to the government’s own proposals and
announcements, they have highlighted many ideas from outside of government; and they have
asked external thinkers and doers to present their thinking in a series of essays which
accompany this document. They do not have all the answers; they want to hear about problems
you have encountered, your ideas on overcoming the obstacles to giving, and on the roles
everyone can all play – government, business, charities, communities, and individuals – to make
change a reality. Closing date for responses is 9th March.
To read the paper, go to http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/giving-green-paper
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                                                 DCAL Roadshow
                                                 Sat 9th April from 12noon - 5pm


Venue: Deaf Connections, 100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, G5 9EJ.
What’s involved in sign language research?
What has DCAL research found out about Deaf people?
To find out, come to the DCAL Roadshow!
This afternoon event will include presentations in BSL by Deaf
and hearing researchers on different areas in sign language research. Entry is free but you must
register in advance as places are limited. Refreshments and interpreting will be
provided. For further information and to book your place, please contact Robert Adam
(r.adam@ucl.ac.uk) or write to DCAL Research Centre, University College London, 49 Gordon
Square, London, WC1H 0PD.

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                                    Invitation
                                    All communities and interest groups include people with
                                    communication support needs.
                                    How well are you engaging with them?

After 4 years of the Civic Participation Network project there has been some positive change.
More needs to be done. People who have been active in the Network want to share this
message with you.
You are specially invited to join us for:
“No More Mr Nice Guy”
• To celebrate the achievements of the Civic Participation Network project, funded by the
    Scottish Government 2007-2011 www.communicationforumscotland.org.uk
• To look at the costs and benefits of putting communication support into practice
• To identify further practical action needed to make services and activities in Scotland more
    accessible to people with diverse communication support needs.
Time and date
Tuesday 10 March 10.15-1.15 followed by lunch
Venue St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 1 Little King Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JR
Further information: Civic Participation Network Project
0131 229 6754 info.cfs@btconnect.com
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Search for Partners for Hearing Impaired European Mobility Projects
Translation and interpretation in sign language and for people with hearing imparities

Dear Madam/Sir,
As a representative of e-code, a non-profit educational organisation based in Slovakia, I am
approaching you with our search for partners in the United Kingdom.

Our organisation is currently developing a Life-long Learning Programme project for the people
who are working or interested in working with sign language and translations for hearing
impaired. It is a training of trainers as these people are expected to pass the gained knowledge
and skills to other learners in Slovakia. The main purpose of the mobilities is:

    1. improvement of core competencies - linguistic skills in English language, sign language,
    2. learning the best uses of sign language, participation on interpretations, events,
       cooperation, charities, etc,
    3. learning how to work with subtitling for hearing impaired.

The duration of the mobilities is planned to be from 10 to 24 weeks, depending on the
possibilities of our hosting institutions. Our plan is to start in August 2011 and there should be
around 10 people taking part on the mobilities. For this project we are looking for partners from
the United Kingdom and Ireland. The participants will be expected to follow the actual work
process of their hosting institution and, if possible, be actively involved in the actual working
duties. Regarding finances, the participants will have their complete costs covered from the
project resources so there are no financial requirement towards the hosting institution. The
agenda presented above will be always adapted to the possibilities of the hosting institution.

Dear Madam/Sir. At this stage we are only asking for preliminary interest in hosting one or more
of our participants. That is why I would like to kindly ask you as a representative of your institution
for letting us know whether such placement would be possible in your organisation. Alternatively,
we would also very much appreciate if you could point us towards those persons who could be
possibly of help with our partners search. In case you wish to learn more about the project, we
will be most delighted to provide you with additional information.
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We are looking forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Radoslav Vician
e-code
Slnečná 7, 963 01 Krupina, Slovakia; Tel.: +421(69)2008238; Mobil: +421(905)790929
e-mail: rado@e-code.sk Internet: www.e-code.sk
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Independent Living in Scotland Festival
(Partnered by Inclusion Scotland, Glasgow Disability Alliance and the Equalities and Human
Rights Commission)
Rally Round! A Movement moving on…
Where: Glasgow Thistle Hotel; When: Thursday 17th February
Time: 11am-4.30pm (Doors Open 10.30am for registration)
Cost: FREE!! Lunch: FREE!!
As councils slash services and sweeping benefit cuts are set to have a huge impact on choice
and dignity, disabled people are rallying at the first Festival of the Independent Living Movement
in Scotland.

This Festival will be the first opportunity for the movement, made up of individual disabled people
and their organisations, to come together and celebrate their achievements and look at how they
will address the challenges facing them.

With International Keynote Speakers, a one day only exhibition charting the History of
Independent Living, Learning Zones and Information Areas, this event will allow organisations
and disabled people to share best practice, advice, information and to build capacity.

Workshops running on the day will cover topics such as Welfare Rights, Self Directed Support,
Human Rights and many, many more.

Register Now – limited places available!!

For further information and to register your attendance, please contact PPS on 0141 848 6688,
email events@patonprojectservices.co.uk or visit www.ilis.co.uk

A small amount of travel expenses is available on a first come first serve basis.
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Equality Act 2010: What does it mean for you?
Equality and Human Rights Commission aims to explain what the Equality Act will mean for you
and your role.
Free events will take place in
•         Inverness 17th February 2011
This event is for advice giving organisations or those who work at voluntary, community and
educational organisations and who give advice directly to the public.
To book your place or for more information please contact:
equalityactscotland@equalityhumanrights.com or telephone 0141 228 5967.
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                                                          British Sign Language (BSL) users do not have equal
                                                          access to telecommunications in the UK. Existing
                                                          text-based services are slow and outdated – they
                                                          force BSL users to communicate in their second
                                                          language, English.

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Video Relay Services (VRS) is a proven technology which creates equal access to
telecommunications for sign language users, and for the hearing who wish to communicate with
them. VRS has been universally available in the US for many years, provided by several
operators. VRS in the UK is not currently universally available; it will require support from the
Government and the regulator Ofcom to make universal VRS a reality for BSL users.
During February, the VRS Today! campaign will be going around the country, holding local
events to demonstrate VRS technology, discuss the campaign, and encourage BSL users to
make their views clear to the Government. There will be opportunities to try out the technology for
yourself, ask questions about the campaign, and get involved.
At the events you will be able to sign a petition to the Communications Minister, send a postcard
to your local Member of Parliament, and learn how the introduction of VRS will change the lives
of BSL users for the better!
Glasgow:                                    Edinburgh:                                  Edinburgh:
Thursday 24 February                        Friday 25 February                          Friday 25 February
18.30-20.00                                 14.00 – 15.30                               18.30 – 20.00
Abode Arthouse                              Thistle Hotel                               Thistle Hotel
129 Bath St                                 101 Leith Street                            101 Leith Street
Glasgow G2 2SZ                              Edinburgh EH1 3SW                           Edinburgh EH1 3SW
Food will be provided:                      Food will be provided:                      Food will be provided:
Drinks and finger food                      Tea, coffee and cakes                       Drinks and finger food
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  ‘Who am I?’ Weekend
  25-27 March, 2011, MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Aviemore

  Who is it for?
  Are you deaf (any level of hearing loss), 13 to 16 years old and living in Scotland?
  Are you the parent or carer of a deaf teenager?
  If so the Who am I? weekends are for you!

  Take part in: fun activities, creative workshops on confidence and identity.
  You can download a booking form: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/document.rm?id=5290 for your
  parent/carer to complete. If you would like to register your interest or if you have questions,
  please email ingrid@ndcs.org.uk.

  Information for parents or carers and families
  Who am I? family weekends are an opportunity for parents and carers of young deaf people to
  meet others and share experiences in a relaxed environment.

  To register your interest for this, please contact the Who am I? Project Officer, on 0141 354
  7854 or at ingrid@ndcs.org.uk. You can also get in touch if you wish to chat about the
  weekends face-to-face.
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  WRVS on hand in Scotland
  The STV Central area of Scotland will switch to digital in May and June this year. Following the
  successful switchover of the STV North region last year the WRVS has been busy training
  volunteers. They will provide extra support with completing Help Scheme applications,
  chaperoning installation visits and generally supporting customers through the process. STV
  Central is a big region which covers much of the central belt of Scotland from the cities of
  Glasgow and Edinburgh to the island communities of Jura and Arran. WRVS has been training
  its members in the work of the Help Scheme so they can provide support to eligible people
  right across the region. Often the weather and ferry schedules affect training sessions so
  telephone training has been developed to ensure nobody misses out!

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Understanding Diabetes for People in the Deaf Community
Diabetes UK has worked with RNID to produce information in British Sign Language (BSL) for
people with diabetes in the Deaf community.
Clare Chilton (previously a presenter for the BBC's See Hear) has kindly helped to sign on the
videos – "Understanding diabetes" and the "Diabetes and the body" animation.
Research was undertaken in Austria in 2002 which showed that at least 14% of Deaf people
have diabetes.
For Diabetes UK, this has been a long-awaited resource. People with diabetes who are Deaf
are more at risk of facing health inequalities to accessing care and are less likely to find
accessible information to help better manage their diabetes.
We hope with the information produced, people who are deaf and have diabetes now have
information that meets their needs appropriately.

www.diabetes.org.uk/BSL
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International Women’s Day 2011
International Women’s Day takes place on the 8th March every year. This year is the 100th
anniversary of the day. The theme this year is Equal access to education, training and science
and technology: Pathway to decent work for women. For more information about the day, go to
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp For information about some of events being
organised to celebrate, go to
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=221.
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Save the Date!
Conference: Saturday 11th June from 9.30am – 4.30pm
The ICO Conference Centre, 22 Berners Street, London, W1T 3DD.
The conference is open to everyone with a personal or professional interest in the impact of
hearing loss.
Opening the Conference: MP Stephen Lloyd, hard of hearing since the age of 6 and has
recently become one of the charity’s Patrons.
Key Note Presenter: Steve Day is one of Britain’s deaf comedians, a warm and witty
entertainer.
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Police get starring role in deaf awareness DVD

Police in the Highlands have experienced their 15 minutes of fames after starring in a DVD
which is being screened across the force to help officers communicate more effectively with
deaf people.

Inspector David Ogilvie, from Northern Constabulary’s policy and co-ordination unit, turned
actor when he put himself forward to be filmed for the project, which was funded by the Police
and the Highland Deaf Communication Project.

The DVD aims to help officers and personnel communicate more effectively with Deaf people
and those who are hard of hearing.

Starring alongside Inspector Ogilvie are Firearms Licensing Officer Norman MacLeod, front-
desk police worker Roseanne Kennedy, Dominic Ravenscroft, who is Deaf and Lynda
Campbell, who is hard of hearing.

The DVD was shot by Charlie Wilson, of Wee TV, during 2010 and all 800 police officers and
about 500 personnel will view the 15 minute film by the end of February 2011.

The film was produced in conjunction with the Highland Deaf Communication Project, Highland
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Council’s Deaf Services and the Highland Deaf Forum.

It was highlighted two years ago by the force that better interaction was required with the
estimated one in five people in Highland who have hearing support needs.

Strategic Diversity Officer for the force Lisa Buchanan said: “This will boost our efforts across
the force to make sure the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people are included more fully
within force practices.”

Highland Deaf Communication Project Manager Jenny Liddell said: “We are chuffed to bits with
the DVD – it has been a long time in the planning. It is really important that we are able to
reach police officers and personnel in a sustainable way, so creating a DVD which can be
viewed again and again is ideal. The DVD highlights how some straightforward changes to our
behaviour can make a world of difference.”

Inspector Ogilvie said: “I was glad to be able to do it. We tried to highlight the different barriers
you could face and what you can do to try to overcome them. It takes a little bit more effort but
obviously it is worthwhile. I don’t think I am ever going to be an actor and I won’t give up my
day job, but I hope we got the message across to help officers and other staff.”
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BSL Storyteller Bursary
Each year the Scottish Storytelling Centre distributes a privately-funded bursary to a storyteller
working in a particular way or with a particular audience. This year Creative Scotland is also
contributing to the bursary, which will be awarded to a storyteller telling in British Sign
Language.

The bursary will go towards a professional development programme for a storyteller telling in
BSL in Scotland and will be tailored to the individual’s specific needs. We hope the bursary
project will be the beginning of a longer-term engagement for us with the Deaf community, and
a way of working together to begin to explore accessible storytelling and storytelling and
equalities in far more depth.

This year the bursary, supported by Creative Scotland, offers a total award of £1,750. The
award will go towards a programme of professional development for a storyteller whose first
language is BSL or who primarily tells in BSL.

The award is to be used for a tailored programme of storytelling training to develop the
successful applicant’s storytelling skills and experience, with the ultimate aim of embedding
BSL storytelling into the Scottish storytelling scene and into the work of the Scottish Storytelling
Centre.

The successful applicant will be:
   • Someone whose first language is BSL, or who is fluent in BSL
   • Someone who already uses storytelling as part of their work or within their community
   • Ideally someone who has experience of storytelling in a variety of settings
   • Living in Scotland
   • Prepared to work inclusively and flexibly with deaf and hearing audiences, professionals
      and communities
   • Knowledgeable about the specific issues, challenges and opportunities for the Deaf
      community
   • A good communicator and personally motivated, enthusiastic individual
   • Prepared to push boundaries, to the creative advantage of both BSL and the storytelling
      medium/artform

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The professional development programme will be devised in consultation with the successful
applicant, to enhance their existing skills and experience. The programme is likely to include
accessible participation in storytelling workshops, opportunities for shadowing and mentoring,
and training in equalities and performance as appropriate.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre aims to set this personal development programme within a
wider context of exploring accessible storytelling and arts and equalities, and it is hoped the
successful applicant will contribute to this.

About the award
Set up in 2007 by Elspeth Turner and her husband Stewart Asquith in memory of Elspeth’s
parents, who were founder members of the Storytelling Network, the bursary exists to
recognise and encourage innovative storytellers in their work. It was first awarded to
Botswanan storyteller and educator, Kelone Khudu-Petersen for her pioneering work amongst
children from cultural minorities in the Eastern Kalahari region. 2009’s award supported Tim
Porteus, in his work with vulnerable young adults.

How to apply
Anyone who wants to apply for this bursary should download and complete the application form
and send a personal statement of around 250 words (written English or BSL), to:
esther@scottishstorytellingcentre.com
or
Esther Blackburn, National Storytelling Co-ordinator, Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Applications must be received by 28th February.
This information is also available in BSL.
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EdSign Lecture: Storytelling in BSL
Weds 23rd Feb from 6.30pm at Moray House School of Education.
Richard Carter from Elmfield School in Bristol, is the first EdSign presenter of 2011. Richard
will discuss how he uses storytelling with deaf children to develop narrative skills and creativity
in sign. He will show us some examples of BSL storytelling and poetry.
More information, including a downloadable poster from:
http://edsign34.blogspot.com/2011/01/storytelling-in-bsl.html
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Edinburgh BSL Group
The Southern: 22-26 South Clerk Street every Thursday 7pm – 8pm.
Blether with some BSL learners and users!
Use your signing skills in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere…for free!
Have a chat with some other BSL learners and users, come to group events, quizzes and
outings. This is a group for anyone who signs whether you are Deaf, hearing or hard of
hearing. All levels of learning are welcome.
Contact Rachel on: 07814198715 or edinburghbslgroup@hotmail.co.uk
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Upcoming Events for the Children and Families Project in the Dumfries Area

Stranraer Rugby Club, Ladies Walk, Stranraer
Saturday 19th February at 2pm
Includes free entry to the Club House, free lunch and a chance to meet the players. Free

Celtic Football Stadium, Parkhead Glasgow
April 2011 (date will be confirmed in March)
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Two lucky children from Dumfries & Galloway will have the opportunity to be mascots at a
Celtic FC home game in April 2011.The Mascots will be supplied with a Celtic FC kit, and will
be able to keep the kit as a memento of their day. All DeafVision families attending will receive
free entry to the game, a pre-match meal in the Captains Table Restaurant, followed by a tour
of the ground and trophy room. The Children may get the chance to meet with the players and
manager. Children get free train travel, and adults get half price fares courtesy of Scotrail.

Chariots of Fire Driving Centre in Boreland, Lockerbie.
Saturday 25th June 2011, 10.30am to 1pm
Come and take part in the exciting sport of carriage driving at Chariots of Fire Driving Centre in
Boreland, Lockerbie. The DeafVision session has been heavily subsidised by Chariots of Fire,
and costs just £5pp. The session starts at 10.30 and will last for 2.5 hours. For more info see:
www.chariots.org.uk

If you are interested in coming along to any of these events contact Claire Unwin at Deafvision
Dumfries on 07985 382129 or email claire2@deafvision.co.uk

Please note: kids get free rail travel, and adults get ½ price fares courtesy of Scotrail for all
events. This includes all routes e.g. Stranraer or Dumfries to Glasgow, or Dumfries to
Stranraer. To get these tickets contact Claire to arrange this.
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WSDCS Fancy Dress Walk at Strathclyde Park
Sun 10th April at Strathclyde Park. Fundraising event in aid of West Scotland Deaf Children’s
Society. Sponsor forms are available from WSDCS office (Central Chambers Suite 281A, 93
Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6LD) or online: www.justgiving.com/wsdcswalk2011
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10k/5k Canal Race
Leisuredrome, Bishopbriggs, 1.15pm & 2pm
Saturday 16th April sees the return of our 10k Canal Race & 5k Fun Run. It follows the leafy
paths of the Forth and Clyde Canal in East Dunbartonshire, starting at the Leisuredrome in
Bishopbriggs. 5k Fun Run starts at 1.15pm and 10k at 2pm. Entry fees are £8/£10 for the 10k
and £6/£8 for the 5k. For further information and to register please visit
www.deafblindscotland.org.uk

Just Try It
The annual 10k walk for Deafblind Scotland where one participant wears a blindfold and
earmuffs while their partner guides them and keeps them safe.
Sat 14th May at Strathclyde Park, starting at 1.30pm.
Entry fee is £20 for a team of two – which includes one Just Try It Tshirt and water at the end.
You can find out more and book your place(s) directly on the Deafblind Scotland website:
www.deafblindscotland.org.uk
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WSDCS Family Concert Fundraiser

Sat 19th March at 3pm. Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Pollokshaws, G43 1NE.
A Film and TV themed concert for the whole family. Prizes for fancy dress: come along as your
favourite film or television character. This event is hosted by BBC Scotland newsreader
Graham Stewart and the music provided by the award winning Johnstone Brass Band.
Tickets are £20 per family for two adults and up to four children or £5 per ticket. Tickets can be
purchased through the office or by emailing michelle@wsdcs.org.uk stating how many
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Renfrewshire Hard of Hearing Support Group
The group meets at 1.30pm on the first Thursday of every month. If you live in or around
Renfrewshire why not pop in.
We use speech to text on an overhead screen to make sure the session is accessible.
The group meets in the Conference room of the Mile End Centre 30 Seedhill Road. Paisley
PA1 1SA. Meetings last about an hour and a half and tea/coffee is available.
Find out more: phone: 0141 847 4979, fax: 0141 847 4981, textphone: 0141 848 7232,
SMS: 07799477108 … or just call in at the meeting.
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Free 5 Week Personal Safety and Confidence Building Course for Deaf Women
Every Wednesday, 2nd March – 30th March from 7pm – 9pm.
Adelphi Centre, Commercial Road (behind Gorbals Leisure Centre, along from Deaf
Connections)

This course is for all Deaf women, no matter age or fitness

Learn how to know and get away from danger
Learn how to do moves to help your safety
Take part in talks to help your confidence




BSL interpreters will be there

You must book your place: SMS: 07969 835 966 | Email: info@wisewomen.org.uk
Minicom: 0141 550 7558 | Fax: 0141 550 4443




                           Over 50 and deafened or hard of hearing?
                           Take part in Artlink’s in the Loop Performance Project



As part of this project there will be the opportunity to work with arts venues to raise awareness
and understanding of the issues which affect you.
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         Thursday mornings 10.30am – 12pm
         Feb 10, 17
         The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
         •        Take part in creative workshops led by a professional performer
         •         Learn about developing a performance and gain confidence in the arts (you will not be
                   asked to perform on stage)
         •        Develop and share your ideas in a friendly, supportive environment
         •        Meet and socialise with other people living with hearing loss
         If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan at
         Artlink. To reserve your place, please contact Artlink: 13a Spittal Street / Edinburgh / EH3
         9DY, Tel 0131 229 3555 Option 1; Text relay 18001 0131 229 3555; Fax 0131 228 5257;
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         Classes are back!
         3D – every Monday : 12pm – 4pm (starting from Mon 10th Jan)
         Yoga – every Tuesday : 11am – 12pm (starting from Tues 18th Jan)
         Art Class – every Tuesday : 2pm – 4pm (starting from Tues 11th Jan)
         Patchwork Group – every Wednesday : 10am – 3pm (starting from Weds 12th Jan)
         Other activities:
         Ladies Group on first Tuesday of every month (first event will be on Tues 1st Feb) – new
         membership for Feb 2011 to Feb 2012 - £40 or £5
         Improve English, driving theory, computer, family history etc – do ask for or contact, Anne
         Handsley : anne@deafconnections.co.uk or mobile no: 07951 472 876
         Health issues e.g. keep fit, shape up – do ask for or contact, Paul McCusker
         (paul@deafconnections.co.uk) or Catriona Lafferty (catriona@deafconnections.co.uk)
         BME (Asian/Black/Chinese) - Asian group every Saturday from 1.30pm – 4.30pm – do ask for
         or contact Tasnim Sharif : tasnim@deafconnections.co.uk
         Added Information: Bingo – every Thursday for OAPs and every Saturday and Sunday night for
         any age!
         Deaf Connections, Norfolk Street, Glasgow.


Job Vacancies
        Two PhD Scholarships
        The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh,
        UK, is offering two PhD Scholarships to start in the academic year 2011-12. The term of the
        scholarship is three years. Successful candidates will be expected to make a contribution to
        teaching and teaching-related activities in the Department in return for a fee-waiver, a
        maintenance allowance of £13,590 per annum and a research support allowance of £2,250
        over the registered period of study.

        The Languages PhD programme is highly successful and respected internationally. Recent
        graduates, who benefit from the extensive research contacts of staff across the world, have
        gained employment in a range of academic positions.

        The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is committed to conducting theoretically
        advanced and socially-useful research which is relevant to the academic community and also
        engages with public interest. It incorporates two Research Units and maintains sign language
        research interests in both of these areas:
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         Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS): The aims of the Centre
         include the investigation of the nature of the process of translating and interpreting and the
         dissemination of research. It is one of only four UK institutions that belong to CIUTI (Conférence
         Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes).

         Studies in European and International Culture and Societies (SEICS): The Group contributes to
         the study of societies, cultures, politics, language and identities through a combination of
         disciplines, including literary, cultural, film and media studies, history, political science,
         sociolinguistics and the sociology of language.

         Applications in these two broad areas of research will be considered. Any language
         combinations may be proposed in any field, but the Department has particular research
         interests in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, English and minority languages, including Irish
         Gaelic, Galician and sign languages. Applications are particularly welcome from suitably
         qualified candidates interested in any aspect of the following themes:

         • Language use in the corporate and public sectors;
         • New technologies in translation research, practice and consumption;
         • Developing identities: the role of history, culture and translation;
         • Communication, justice and security.

         We welcome applications by 31 March.

         For more information on eligibility, please contact Ms Caroline Murray (c.a.murray@hw.ac.uk)
         who will be happy to guide you through the application process.
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          Cook: 35hrs a week, Salary £13,650
          Deaf Links is looking to employ a cook for the new café at Tayside Deaf Hub, Dundee.
          The role will include the supervision of staff, and responsibility for food storage, preparation
          and production. The right candidate will also assist in the administration of staff training, stock
          control and Health & Safety documentation to ensure the efficient running of the kitchen
          environment.
          Applicants should have a certificate in basic food hygiene, along with NVQ Level 2 in Catering,
          or relevant experience. Knowledge of BSL and Deaf Awareness would be an advantage.
          Applications from deaf people particularly welcome.
          For an application pack please contact Mrs Alana Trusty, Manager, Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old
          Mill, 23 Brown Street, Dundee, DD1 5EF.
          Tel/fax 01382 201077, Tel/text 07711462385, Email: alana@deaflinks.org.uk




Training / Workshops / Courses / Conferences




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The 8th Supporting Deaf People online conference will take place between the 9th and 12th
February. Venue: the Internet
This year's themes are:
Rights, Charity and Control; Communication, Education and the Future
Visit: http://www.online-conference.net/sdp2011/introduction.htm
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Social Work with Deaf People Conference
The conference will be on Thursday 24th March from 10.30am to 4.30pm at the Deaf Cultural
Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ.
One year on from the successful Social Work with Deaf People, Promoting Deaf Mental
Wellbeing Conference held in Manchester in 2010, (visit http://www.bsmhd.org.uk/swdp.htm for
details), this conference will continue the theme of addressing the current issues relating to the
provision of Social Care for Deaf People and promoting Deaf Mental Wellbeing whilst providing
a networking opportunity for Social Workers that specialise in working with Deaf people. For
further details of the conference: http://www.bsmhd.org.uk/swdp2011.htm
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International Symposium: Videoconference and remote interpreting in legal
proceedings: London, 17th-19th February
British Computer Society (BCS), 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street,
London, WC2E 7HA
The judicial services throughout Europe are currently implementing videoconference technology
to facilitate communication at all stages of legal proceedings. In the area of criminal justice, for
example, the emerging settings include videoconferences with witnesses, experts or suspects
abroad as well as video links between courts or police stations and prisons.
Videoconference technology is also used in immigration contexts and other legal settings. Any
of these settings may be multilingual – involving more than one spoken language or a spoken
language and a sign language – and thus entail the integration of an interpreter into a
videoconference situation ('videoconference interpreting'). Additionally, videoconference
technology offers a potential solution for current problems with the provision of qualified legal
interpreters, especially for minority languages. Thus, 'remote interpreting' via video link, using
interpreters at distant locations, is also gaining momentum in legal proceedings.
The Symposium, which is the first of its kind, will provide a forum for discussion and bring
together:
      legal professionals and public service providers
      practising interpreters and interpreting service providers
      representatives of interpreting service users
      researchers in the field of legal interpreting incl. spoken and sign-language interpreting
      specialists in the use of videoconference technology
      representatives of educational and training institutions
The programme will include acknowledged experts in all fields that are relevant to this
Symposium: legal proceedings, interpreting and videoconference technology.

Registration: £180. As the number of places is limited, please reserve a place as promptly as
possible, using the online form at the symposium website. Registration will be based on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Symposium website: http://www.videoconference-interpreting.net/symposium/
Organisers: Dr Sabine Braun and Dr Judith Taylor, Centre for Translation Studies, University of
Surrey, Guildford GU2 8FD, UK
All enquiries to the organisers should be sent to symposium@videoconference-interpreting.net
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BDA Conference & AGM
Fri 25th and Sat 26th March. Hilton Hotel, Bradford.
Programme
25th March: Gala dinner, live entertainment: 7.30pm till late - £30pp
26th March: Presentations from new appointments in the BDA including: Chief Executive Officer,
Head of Operations, Policy & Campaigns Officer.
Workshops on current topics including: BSL Legislation and Bilingual/Bi-cultural education.
AGM - hosted by Terry Riley, Chair.
Book your place: www.bda.org.uk, email dionnel@bda.org.uk for more information.
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Public Service Reform and Long Term Conditions: Working with people; building
communities
Tuesday 22 March, Perth Concert Hall

There is growing consensus that public services need to change radically in response to the
dual challenges of increasing demand and shrinking budgets.
Join us to debate how asset-based approaches – such as self management, personalisation,
recovery and co-production – can inform a vision for sustainable, high quality services that
harness the capacity of Scotland’s people and communities.
Speakers include:

•      Dr Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
•      Martin Sime, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
This conference has been designed to be of interest to; People living with long term conditions,
unpaid carers, local and national decision makers and service planners from the third, statutory
and private sectors.

The event starts at 9.45am for registration and closes at 4.30pm. Book by Friday 14 January
2011 to qualify for the early bird discount!

Contact Justine Duncan Events and Fundraising Officer
Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS)
349 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4AA
Tel: 0141 404 0231 FAX: 0141 246 0348
Charity No. SC 037475 Company No. 307731 www.ltcas.org.uk
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Information Day for Professionals, Parents and Carers
On Saturday 26th February Donaldson’s School is open to parents/carers and education
professionals to attend an Information Day. Situated in Linlithgow Donaldson’s is Scotland’s
national school for pupils who are deaf or have communication difficulties.

There will be an opportunity to view Donaldson’s facilities, find out more about the education,
therapy and care on offer, meet with specialist staff or seek advice on placements. We also
have a number of brief workshops which you are welcome to attend. Workshop topics include
Educational Audiology, Nursery, Residential Childcare, Speech and Language and Transition.
The workshops can count towards CPD for any education/special needs professionals who
wish to attend.

The Information Day is free to attend and runs from 10am until 1pm. To register your place(s)
please contact Kim Pedder on 01506 841900 or email kpedder@donaldsons.org.uk.
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British Sign Language: Brand new Introduction to BSL
Our new BSL Level One course is starting on: Tuesday 22nd February 2011 6pm to 8.15pm
(Book early as places are limited)
Why not come and join a BSL Course in Glasgow?
All our classes are good fun, rewarding and challenging
As well as learning to sign you will also learn
about the language itself - the Culture & History of BSL
ALL BDA Courses are delivered by a Culturally Deaf BSL Teacher
BSL Level One is designed to allow participants the opportunity to learn the basic skills required
to communicate with a Deaf person.
(There are no formal entry requirements for this course.)
For more information or to reserve your place, contact Diane at: dianem@bda.org.uk or call:
0141 248 5554

British Sign Language Intermediate Level
BSL Intermediate Level is an intense learning experience in a Modern Language and is taught
over two years: Year-One comprises of Intermediate A and Year-Two Intermediate B. Learners
who undertake this qualification should be able to converse fully with other staff, colleagues and
clients whose first language is BSL.

BSL Intermediate A
Entry requirements for this course: Students must have successfully completed the BDA’s Level
I BSL Course or have an equivalent qualification; there is also a pre-requisite BSL skills
interview for all applicants prior to Level II. This will incorporate conversation, production and
receptive skills.
Starting: Monday 9th May 2011 6pm to 8.15pm
Bookings now being taken
For more information or to reserve your place, contact Diane at: dianem@bda.org.uk or call:
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Do you want to start 2011 by developing your BSL skills, enhancing your understanding of the
language and have fun at the same time?
Actual Signs offers a range of specialist BSL and Interpreting workshops that will give you all of
this and more.

February 19th and 20th Weekend Workshop Glasgow – Visual Workshop
We are pleased to have Ramas Renteils presenting at this two day workshop teaching:
•     Live examples and specially prepared video clips of highly visual BSL
•     How you can use more visual BSL in your everyday signing and when interpreting from
      English or describing something
•     Techniques for creating your own visual story in BSL
•     This workshop follows on from the 18th December Visual Workshop but prior attendance at
      this is not mandatory.
Visit http://www.actualsigns.com/Weekend_Visual_BSL_Workshop-i-111.html for further details.

Saturday 5th March Glasgow – Confirmation in BSL Workshop
How do native BSL users request and deliver confirmation of signs in conversation?
Can you do this naturally and identify when the balance of power shifts?
•   Visit http://www.actualsigns.com/Confirmation_in_BSL-i-112.html for further details.

Sunday 6th March Glasgow – Formal/Informal BSL Workshop
Can you easily identify the difference between in/formal BSL and where the boundaries lie?

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How and when should you adapt and what are the rules surrounding this?
Visit http://www.actualsigns.com/Formal_Informal_Signing_Workshop-i-113.html for further
details.

All of our workshops are delivered in a friendly and supportive learning environment by Mark
Macqueen, a native BSL user and experienced teacher with extensive knowledge of BSL
linguistics, sociolinguistics, poetry and much more! Multiple workshop bookings will receive a
10% discount.

To book your place you can visit our website www.actualsigns.com, email us
info@actualsigns.com or phone us 0141 534 7912.
Don’t forget we can also deliver private workshops on a huge range of BSL and Interpreting
topics at a time and venue to suit your group.

Actual Signs has a YouTube channel! Please visit http://www.youtube.com/actualsigns for
exciting BSL media content that will be updated regularly for your enjoyment.
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Cochlear Implant Update Day
Thurs 12th May from 10am - 4pm at the Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of
Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Cost: £90; £45 to parents/unwaged
Cochlear Implants are no longer new to teachers. In the last 25 years Cochlear Implants have
developed and changed and it is time to update your knowledge and understanding of what is
on offer to families and how the family and child are supported.
Target Audience: Teachers, parents and all professionals that work with deaf children and
young people.
Presenters: Members of the Scottish Cochlear Implant Centre
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An Introduction to Auditory Verbal Therapy
Thurs 16th June from 10am – 4pm at the Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of
Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
The vast majority of children born with hearing loss have some degree of hearing, which can be
improved by hearing aids and sometimes cochlear implants. These can maximise a child’s
access to sound so that listening, speaking and language skills can be developed to the fullest
extent possible. Through the auditory-verbal approach the child develops a listening attitude so
that actively attending to the sound around him becomes automatic. Hearing and listening
become an integral part of communication, play, education and eventually work.
More and more families are interested in auditory verbal therapy and this is an opportunity for
people in Scotland to find out more about this approach to developing listening and spoken
language skills.
Target Audience: Teachers, parents and all professionals working with young deaf children.
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BSL Immersion Weekend
Fri 10th – Sun 12th June Venue to be confirmed
Probably the most effective way to improve the learning experience of signing deaf children is to
improve the signing skills of their teachers or support workers. Due to the success of previous
BSL immersion weekends it has been decided to repeat this in June 2011. The weekend will
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include various activities led by experienced deaf BSL tutors designed to improve BSL
vocabulary and skills.
Target Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Communication Support Workers, Parents and others
interested in improving their BSL skills.
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Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People
The aim of the course is to enable teachers of deaf children or support workers to modify and/or
present written English text in a form which is accessible to deaf learners. The course is made
up of two separate units:
L304 Accessible English for Deaf and Deafblind People
T303 Modifying Written Texts
This qualification is validated by Signature (formerly CACDP) and the units can be used to form
a number of Signature qualifications. Applicants should have undertaken Unit L304 before
applying to do T303. Each course unit will run from April. Each Unit costs £200.
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Electronic Notetaking Course April 2011-March 2012
Venue: Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh
Time: One week, 10am - 4pm each day
Course Fee: £450
Introduction:
Electronic notetakers (ENTs) take notes on a laptop for a variety of clients in an assortment of
situations, using dedicated software. These clients are generally students or professionals who
are D/deaf or hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted, wheelchair users or have learning
difficulties.
This course is accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) and successful
completion of the course bears an SQA customised award certificate.
Target Audience: This course would suit people who can touch-type at a speed of at least 40
wpm and have excellent English skills, basic IT skills, a broad base of subject knowledge and a
good standard of education.
Restrictions: Places on this course are limited to 8. There will be a practical assessment
session (3 hours maximum) to select the 8 candidates from the applications received, and the
SSC will contact applicants to arrange date/time for the assessment to take place at the SSC.
The assessment will cover touch-typing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, file management and
précis skills.
Course Fee: £500 - payable on acceptance of offered place.
Course Fee includes: payment to the SQA for certification; course materials; access to SSC
laptops*, software and resources; tuition days (5); tutor time (tuition, correction, feedback on
assessments and support by letter/email/telephone).
* access to SSC laptops outwith tuition days is a separate financial arrangement with the SSC
Resource Library Manager.
Please note that the course fee is not refundable. To apply, please contact the SSC.
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Booking information: for all SSC courses
Tel: 0131 651 6051 | Text: 0131 651 6067 | Fax: 0131 651 6502
http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/courses/deaf/courselist.html
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                     The Farmer's Cheese - especially suitable for children with hearing impairment or cochlear
                     implant (Glasgow), Sun 20th Feb at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
                     Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow. Tickets: £4.
                     After successful performances in Edinburgh, London, Southampton, Pretoria and
                     Johannesburg, The Farmer's Cheese comes to Glasgow for its first public performance. Catch it
                     before it heads off to Wales and the U.S.
                     Join us for what promises to be a fabulously entertaining musical performance for the whole
                     family to enjoy.
                     The mouse has stolen the Farmer's cheese! Can he get it back with the help of his animal
                     friends?
                     The music for the show was composed by Oliver Searle and is performed by SYMPOSiA along
                     with two professional actors.
                     The show was originally commissioned by Med-El for young people with hearing impairments
                     and Cochlear implants. These performances are particularly suitable for children aged 3-7 years
                     but children of any age are welcome!
                     SYMPOSiA is a new music group, based in Glasgow. They perform in a variety of venues and
                     contexts.
                     Tickets available from the City Halls Box Office: 0141 353 8000 or online at
                     www.glasgowconcerthalls.com



Accessible Theatre: Signed
                       Aberdeen | Signed
                       Death of a Salesman, Thurs 3rd March at 7.30pm
                       His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                       Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
                       Discounted tickets for BSL users – ask when booking

                       Avenue Q, Thurs 10th March at 7.30pm
                       His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                       Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
                       Discounted tickets for BSL users – ask when booking

                       Hairspray, Thurs 31st March at 7.30pm
                       His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                       Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
                       Discounted tickets for BSL users – ask when booking

                       We Will Rock You, Fri 17th June at 2.30pm
                       His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                       Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
                       Discounted tickets for BSL users – ask when booking
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                       The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Weds 9th March at 7.30pm
                       Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
                       Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
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Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only; Interpreter: Lesley Crerar

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Weds 6th April at 8.30pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only; Interpreter: Lesley Crerar

The Firebird, Weds 6th April at 6pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only; Interpreter: Lesley Crerar

Anna Karenina, Weds 8th June at 7.30pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only; Interpreter: Lesley Crerar
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The Lyceum Theatre has made a commitment to ensure that at least one performance per run
of every show is BSL interpreted. www.lyceum.org.uk
Master Class, Sat 12th Feb at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Rambert Dance Company, Fri 18th Feb at 7.30pm
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
Booking: Booking: in person for either the King’s or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29
Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003
or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.festivaltheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Fiddler on the Roof, Sat 19th Feb at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Richard III, Fri 25th Feb at 7.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Comedy of Errors, Sat 26th Feb at 7.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
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www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

The Haunting, Sat 5th March at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Age of Arousal, Weds 9th March at 7.45pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949 Box Office Opening Times:
Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until 7.45pm for tickets for that
evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance days)

Yes, Prime Minister, Sat 12th March at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Journey’s End, Sat 19th March at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

The Mikado, Sat 26th March at 2.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Marilyn, Weds 30th March at 7.45pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
performance days)
The Hardman, Fri 8th April at 7.30pm
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Pandas, Weds 20th April at 7.30pm
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED. Interpreter: Mary Dunlop.
To book tickets, contact the Box Office on 0131 228 1404 (Mon-Sat, 10am - 8pm/ 6pm on

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non-performance nights) or online at www.traverse.co.uk

Educating Agnes, Weds 27th April at 7.45pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
performance days)

Dunsinane, Weds 1st June at 7.45pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
performance days)
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Glasgow | Signed
KIN, Thurs 10th Feb at 8pm. Tickets £5 / £4
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD – 0141 352 4900

Staircase, Tues 1st March at 7.45pm
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk

Marilyn, Weds 2nd March at 7.30pm
Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office 0141 429 0022 Email: info@citz.co.uk

Girl X, Thurs 17th March at 7.30pm
Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office 0141 429 0022 Email: info@citz.co.uk

Somersaults, Thurs 24th March at 7.30pm
Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office 0141 429 0022 Email: info@citz.co.uk

Mother Courage and Her Children, Weds 30th March at 7.45pm
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk

The Sound of Music, Thurs 26th May at 7.30pm
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v) 0844 871
7648 Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email
specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

Dirty Dancing, Fri 4th Nov at 5pm
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v) 0844 871
7648 Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email
specialistsales@theambassadors.com.
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                Death of a Salesman, Sat 12th March at 2pm
                Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.
                Box Office Tel: 01463 234234 | Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday.
                Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk

                Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play, Sun 10th April at 4pm
                Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.
                Box Office Tel: 01463 234234 | Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday.
                Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk

                Tell Me on a Sunday, Sat 28th May at 2pm
                Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.
                Box Office Tel: 01463 234234 | Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday.
                Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk

                Dinner Ladies, Weds 1st June at 8pm
                Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.
                Box Office Tel: 01463 234234 | Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday.
                Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk
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                Perth Theatre: The last Saturday matinee of each show at Perth Theatre is BSL interpreted.
                www.horsecross.co.uk; Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UW.
                Box Office Tel: 0845 612 6324

                Death of a Salesman, Sat 26th Feb at 2.30pm
                Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
                Box office 0845 612 6324
                Web: www.horsecross.co.uk Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk

                The Government Inspector, Sat 2nd April at 2.30pm
                Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
                Box office 0845 612 6324
                Web: www.horsecross.co.uk Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk

Accessible Theatre: Captioned
                The Federation of Scottish Theatre www.scottishtheatres.com/ oversees captioning in
                Scotland’s theatres. Contact your local theatre and ask to be added to their mailing list.

                Aberdeen | Captioned
When booking    The History Boys, Sat 12th Feb at 2.30pm
tickets,        His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL. Box Office Tel: 01224
remember to     641122, Fax: 01224 337632 Website: http//www.hmtaberdeen.com
ask for seats
suitable for    Avenue Q, Fri 11th March at 7.30pm
viewing the     His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL. Box Office Tel: 01224
captions!       641122, Fax: 01224 337632 Website: http//www.hmtaberdeen.com


                Hairspray, Sat 2nd April at 2.30pm
                His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL. Box Office Tel: 01224
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                641122, Fax: 01224 337632 Website: http//www.hmtaberdeen.com

                We Will Rock You, Sat 25th June at 2.30pm
                His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL. Box Office Tel: 01224
                641122, Fax: 01224 337632 Website: http//www.hmtaberdeen.com

                Journey’s End, Sat 17th September at 7.30pm
                His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL. Box Office Tel: 01224
                641122, Fax: 01224 337632 Website: http//www.hmtaberdeen.com
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                Dundee | Captioned
                The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Sat 19th March at 2.30pm
When booking    Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
tickets,        Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
remember to
ask for seats   Anna Karenina, Sat 11th June at 2.30pm
suitable for    Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
viewing the     Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
captions!       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Edinburgh | Captioned

                A View From the Bridge, Sat 5th Feb at 2.30pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
                performance days)

                Master Class, Thurs 10th Feb at 7.30pm
                King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
                or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
                6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
                www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
                prices.

                The Haunting, Thurs 3rd March at 7.30pm
                King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
                or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
                6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
                www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
                prices.

                Mother Courage and her Children, Sat 12th March at 7.30pm
                Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA | Tel 0131 665 2240

                Age of Arousal, Sat 12th March at 2.30pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949 Box Office Opening Times:
                Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until 7.45pm for tickets for that
                evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance days)


                Journey’s End, Thurs 17th March at 7.30pm
                King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ. Booking: in person for either the King’s
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or Festival at the Festival theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street; Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529
6000, Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003 or via the accessible seating booking form online:
www.kingstheatre.org.uk You will find the form in the Access listings, underneath the ticket
prices.

Marilyn, Sat 2nd April at 2.30pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
performance days)

Educating Agnes, Sat 30th April at 2.30pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance. (Otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-
performance days)

Dunsinane, Sat 4th June at 2.30pm
Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance.
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Glasgow | Captioned

We Will Rock You, Weds 16th Feb at 2.30pm
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v) 0844 871
7648 Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email
specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

Staircase, Weds 2nd March at 7.45pm
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk

Marilyn, Thurs 3rd March at 7.30pm
Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office 0141 429 0022 Email: info@citz.co.uk

King Lear, Sat 12th March at 2.30pm
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v) 0844 871
7648 Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email
specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

Somersaults, Sat 26th March at 7.30pm
Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office 0141 429 0022 Email: info@citz.co.uk


Mother Courage and Her Children: all performances surtitled
Weds 30th March at 7.45pm | Thurs 31st March at 7.45pm
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                 Fri 1st April at 7.45pm | Sat 2nd April at 7.45pm
                 Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
                 Box Office: 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk

                 Dirty Dancing, Weds 2nd Nov at 7.30pm
                 King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
                 Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v) 0844 871
                 7648 Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email
                 specialistsales@theambassadors.com.
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                 Perth | Captioned

                 Death of a Salesman, Sat 26th Feb at 2.30pm
                 Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
                 Box office 0845 612 6324
                 Web: www.horsecross.co.uk Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk
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                 Captioned Films at the Cinema
                 Keep up to date with the latest captioned releases by visiting our web calendar
                 http://www.scod.org.uk/calendar.php regularly to see captioned films (and details of other
                 accessible shows) in Scotland at a glance. Listings are updated very frequently!

                 Edinburgh | captioned: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
                 True Grit, Tues 22nd Feb at 6pm
                 Black Swan, Tues 1st March at 8.45pm

                 Glasgow | captioned: Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street

                 Inverness | captioned: Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness
                 Black Swan, Mon 7th Feb at 6pm
                 Never Let Me Go, Sun 13th Feb at 5pm
                 Morning Glory, Mon 28th Feb at 6.15pm


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