Raising awareness of the practical and emotional impact of sensory loss
To support our vision of “A Scotland aware of the needs of people with sensory impairment, that includes them as equal participants in community life and offers them the opportunities available to all”, NESS delivers Sensory Awareness Training, raising awareness of the practical and emotional impact of sensory loss.
Our Sensory Awareness Training combines e-learning and a video conference to provide you with the knowledge, skills, confidence and awareness to be supportive and inclusive of people living with a sensory impairment, that is someone who is living with a sight loss and/or a hearing loss.
Once you have completed the training you will:
We have created an e-learning course, which is hosted on NESS’s own training site. The training is broken down into Visual Awareness and Deaf Awareness and includes a range of materials, including quizzes, videos and exercises. Once you have worked your way through the e-learning, you will take part in a video conference to discuss some of the content, share your experiences of sensory loss and ask any questions that you may have. This is designed to be interactive and to replicate some of the discussion that would happen naturally at face-to-face training.
You can book your place by selecting the date you want to attend the video conference and completing the Booking Form below online. This will allow us to place you in a group with others who will join you at the video conference.
Once we have received your booking, we will send you joining instructions for the e-learning on NESS’s training website. Please note, it may take a few days for the information to be sent to you. If you have not heard from us within a week, please get in touch by phoning NESS on 0345 271 2345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is some funding to cover the cost of the training for some people.
The e-learning module is hosted on NESS’s training website. Once you have booked onto training, we will send you the log in for the site with your joining instructions. You can work your way through the e-learning in your own time. It should take about 4- 6 hours in total, and we recommend doing a little bit at a time. We recommend you completing the e-learning prior to joining the video conference.
The video conference will take place on Microsoft Teams. We will send you a Microsoft Teams invitation to the video conference a about a week before the training. This is an opportunity for you to share experiences of sensory loss with others and discuss the practical and emotional impact of sensory loss, while linking what you have learned to your own practice.
As well as our online e-learning, we can deliver Tailored Training remotely. We can tailor our Sensory Awareness Training to meet your needs and deliver it at a time to suit you. All Tailored Training can be delivered via Teams, or via your own video conferencing facilities. Please get in touch directly to discuss your training needs and to find out about costs.
We can deliver talks to your community group about what NESS does and how NESS supports people who have a sensory loss. At the moment, talks are taking place remotely, using Microsoft Teams or your own video conferencing facilities. Please get in touch to arrange for us to talk to your group.