Training & Services

Access Bedford are pleased to be able to offer Basic BSL and Deaf Awareness Training online and face to face. We also provide an English to BSL Translation service, find out more below.

Deaf Awareness Training

We can offer bespoke Deaf awareness training at your place of work, at an agreed venue, or online via Zoom or Teams. The 3hr session will include an overview of D/deaf culture/ history, examples of barriers and discrimination that D/deaf and Hard of Hearing people face, an introduction to some everyday BSL signs, fingerspelling, and numbers. The session is fun and interactive and there might even be a little bit of drawing thrown in!

Free BSL Taster

This session is run online via Zoom and is aimed at the absolute beginner. You will learn some everyday BSL signs, fingerspelling, numbers and how to introduce yourself to a D/deaf person. This 1.5hr session is fun and interactive and will hopefully lead you onto our 5-week BSL Taster course. If you would like to book onto our next Free BSL Taster course

5 Week BSL Taster Course

These sessions are run online via Zoom over 5 weeks, each session lasts 1 hour and will give you a basic introduction into BSL. Aimed at the complete beginner, this small group session is the perfect for those who are considering a Level 1 BSL course in the future. Topics covered will include Fingerspelling & Numbers, Introductions & Everyday signs, Colours, Weather, Transport & Directions, People & Places If you would like to book onto our next Free BSL Taster course