It's a sign!

PUBLISHED: 13:02 19 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

AN ORGANISATION which tutors people in sign language will be launching new courses in Weston.

AN ORGANISATION which tutors people in sign language will be launching new courses in Weston.

Signs4Life is a body which is behind campaigns to raise public awareness of disability, and pushing to see sign language introduced to the school curriculum alongside conventional language options like French and Spanish.

The group will be running special courses in Weston aimed at companies who want employees to learn to communicate with deaf customers to help them comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Signs4Life founder Fozia Parveen said: "We are setting up introductory employee in-house courses in sign language towards equipping people in communicating with the deaf community and disabled people in Weston over the next 12 months.

"You never know when you will come into contact with a customer, a colleague or member of the public who is deaf or disabled.

"There are over nine million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK and we are working with organisations as varied as supermarkets, victim support, the prison service, housing associations, hotels, schools, travel agents and even hairdressers."

To find out more, contact Fozia on 07964 019764 or visit www.signs4life.org.uk

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