Sign4Sport’s purpose is to get Deaf people active, healthy and interested in sports and physical activity.
We are the UK’s first Social Enterprise offering specialist British Sign Language (BSL) communication support and Sport specific Deaf Awareness training to the voluntary, statutory and private sector.
Our work increases confidence, raises aspirations, creating participation, volunteering and work opportunities for deaf people from grassroots to elite sporting level.
Our team all have direct experience of deaf issues and are either native speakers or fully qualified in BSL.
Take a look at our latest video to get a flavour of what we do – (link to arm-chair exercise video)
BSL video clip with CC Captioned subtitled
Zumba chair based exercise subtitled
Our specialisms include:
- BSL Communication for one-to-one and group sporting events or activities. From Zumba and arm chair exercises to football coaching we know the sports terminology and know-how to get Deaf people into mainstream activities.
- Sports Specific Deaf Awareness Training and audits. We offer bespoke training for frontline leisure staff and coaches. We can also complete an audit of your facilities to assess how deaf friendly you currently are. We want to help your organisation become the first choice for deaf people looking to get active.
- Community engagement: We have links with lots of Deaf Clubs and communities across the country through our personal contacts and our Social Media profiles. Whether you wish to involve deaf people in your project, find deaf volunteers and role models or collect the views of deaf people we can help.