There is a wide variety of contributions being made world-wide to reduce the barriers to communication with members of the Deaf Community:
- involving Deaf people in conversations rather than isolating them;
- incorporating the use of Sign Language interpreters or speech-to-text reporters to include Deaf people and promote inclusivity in the workplace;
- educating the public to improve communication with Deaf people so that they stop believing in myths such as shouting louder in order to be understood.
Our contribution at the Wits Language School is to advance Sign Language literacy through quality Sign Language training. Through this training you will learn to communicate with customers and colleagues who are Deaf. South African Sign Language is probably our oldest indigenous language, and is the most basic human right of the Deaf Community. It has become widely recognised and protected in various legislative and governmental policies (and is even acknowledged as a language equal in status to the 11 official languages in the country).
Whether you want to learn South African Sign Language to enhance your career or for personal enrichment, Wits Language School is your language school of choice. Contact us today!