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About AVOW

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (COS)

Our Mission

To promote a world where sensory loss does not limit, preclude or stigmatise people from achieving their full potential.

Our aims:

Our services include:

Communication Support Services

We provide a range of communication support services including British Sign Language Interpreters, Lip speakers, note takers, and palyntypist’s. This support enables equal access to education, training and employment. These services can be provided both face to face or remotely via a digital platform through our DAISY (Digital Access Interpreting SYstem) Service.

Community Access Services

Our Community Access Support Services includes a range of projects:

These services ensure that people with a sensory loss are able to access the service they need in their preferred language. Whether the service is delivered online, remotely or face to face, we can assist members of the community with a wide range of issues, from making a GP appointment to carrying out benefit checks. We can provide support to service providers ensuring they are able to meet their responsibilities under the Social Services and Wellbeing Act.

Community Resource and Rehabilitation Service

Assistive technologies can enable people to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes.

The Resource and Rehabilitation Service carries out needs assessments and facilitates equipment provision (either statutory or self funded), and providing follow up visits to ensure the equipment is satisfactory and being utilised to its full potential.

Training and Consultancy – Corporate

In July 2013 NHS Wales published the All Wales Standards for Accessible Communication and Information for People with Sensory Loss. The Standards suggest

“all staff should be trained in how to communicate effectively with someone with a sensory loss and the training should reflect a person centred approach, particularly important for clinical staff as the patients need to understand what is being communicated to them.”

This standard would be an appropriate standard for all organisations to follow.

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound is able to deliver training to your staff in an efficient and practical way with minimum disruption to your services.

How can we help you in this important area?

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound

77 Conway Road,
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7LN

Telephone: 01492 530013
E-mail: info@signsightsound.org.uk info@signsightsound.org.uk

SMS: 07719 410355
Minicom: 01492 524983

Website: www.centreofsignsightsound.org.uk

Company Limited by Guarantee no. 2959589

Registered Charity no. 1048017

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