According to eDeaf There are approximately 4 million South Africans who have some form of hearing loss. This includes being Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. All three groups have very different needs.
International day of disabled persons aims to “promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society”. Take a minute to appreciate the access you might have to emergency services in your own language, such as a visit to the hospital, bank, police station etc. This is certainly not the case for many Deaf South Africans.
Through eDeaf’s NPC, DEAFinition, we offer a basic course in SA Sign Language (SASL) accessible to more people, in their own time and at their own pace. Even corporate companies are opting for our online option as it is not always easy to get large groups together in one room due to staff shifts or impromptu meetings.
Hearing people can learn to sign, but Deaf people can’t learn to hear.
During this course you will learn the following:
- Conversation skills
- Communicating with deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people
- Be able to provide and ask for information using SASL
- How to work with an interpreter
- Myths and facts about the Deaf community
- And more …
We are running a special offer from 1 December – 31 December for persons wanting to learn basic SASL online during this time you will pay only R99 for the course during the month of December. This course in valued at valued at R500. Click here to sign up.