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Deaf Equality Training

11 April @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£89 - £99

Deaf Equality Training

Did you know that there are 8.3 million hard of hearing people and 10 million deaf people in the UK? That’s 1 in 6 of our population.

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Did you know that there are 8.3 million hard of hearing people and 10 million deaf people in the UK? That’s 1 in 6 of our population. Combine this with the thousands of people receiving training from an ADI or motorcycle trainer each year, be it learning to drive or ride from scratch, or taking some post-test training to better their skills and confidence, the chances of us meeting a deaf or hard of hearing person is pretty high. So how prepared are you to be able to train someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, in a truly client centered way? Could you do it?

We have a brand new course that is solely for this purpose – to help bridge the gap between trainers and the deaf and hard of hearing community. The course will be run by our trainer Clive Mason who was born deaf, along with his interpreter, so you can enjoy a truly immersive experience into the deaf world. Clive does a lot of work for the media including the BBC’s See Hear programmes and so there are few people better placed to be able to deliver this type of training.

This introduction day is all about identifying these areas, filling in the gaps in our knowledge and upskilling trainers to be better equipped with knowledge, skills, and confidence to be able to help the deaf community with understanding barriers for deaf people and the trainer equally, and advice and practical tips with how to best manage this. We also have some great in-car video clips to demonstrate some of the barriers as well as solutions, between a deaf driver and a hearing ADI, which makes for very interesting viewing!

In the next 10-15 years, it is estimated that there will be 14.5 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, and 800,000 people that will be severely or profoundly deaf. That’s a very large proportion of the population that we will be training, so get involved and gain the knowledge, tips and advice you need!


  • Welcome, introduction and ice breaker
  • Why deaf equality training for driver and rider trainers?
  • The different types and levels of hearing loss and ways to overcome this in car and in between lessons
  • Different levels of noise and what this means for drivers and trainers
  • Introduction to British Sign Language, lip reading and finger spelling in car
  • Barriers to equality and a bit of legal stuff
  • Deaf world vs hearing world and videos to demonstrate this in an in car environment
  • UK driving test for deaf candidates


  • All materials
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • CPD certificate


Free on site parking


10am to 4pm

Registration and coffee from 9:30am


11 April
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£89 - £99
Event Category:


Driving Instructors Association
020 8686 8010


Birmingham, United Kingdom + Google Map


30 available
DIA Member Ticket£89.00

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30 available
Non Member Ticket£99.00

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