Speaker profile for Rachael Parker: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Rachael Parker

Company Name: BSLcourses.co.uk Ltd

Seminar Title: Written communication - falling on Deaf ears

Did you know that Deaf Sign Language users often cannot read English well?

Could this mean the information that you provide to potential and existing customers in written format is missing these potential customers?

Rachael Parker from BSL Courses will be explaining how your business can make small, inexpensive changes to the format of your information to reach Deaf British Sign Language users.

About Rachael Parker

Rachael has worked in the British Sign Language and Deaf awareness education industry for over 25 years and, being Deaf herself, has accumulated an extensive, hands-on understanding of the barriers between Deaf people and the mainstream world.

Rachael is a fully qualified and highly respected teacher, assessor, mentor, translator and qualifications verifier - she has worked with many organisations, examination bodies and Ofqual in highlighting and creating optimal practices to promote accessibility to services, improved communication, integration tactics and relations between the Deaf and mainstream worlds.

As well as building bridges between the Deaf world and the mainstream, Rachael is also passionate to minimise the everyday barriers of the Deafblind communities and has become a qualified Deafblind Communicator.

Having 4 young, hearing children (who love to show off their signing skills to their friends!), Rachael loves to contribute to her local community and schools and makes a mean banana cake!