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June 2024

Deaf Awareness Week Role Models

Deaf Umbrella Celebrates their role model today, Mr Peter Brown.

Peter Brown

Today we champion our Deaf Role Model Mr Peter Brown.

Peter has worked with Deaf Umbrella for nearly 20 years.  As a freelance member of the team he has provided support for our interview process by skills testing all our applicants.  Each applicant will go through a BSL production and receptive skills test, regardless of their qualification.

Peter is our BSL tutor of choice for bespoke courses for various business clients; large or small.  He will work with the client to provide a BSL course that will help the team communicate with a deaf member of staff.  By working with the team and that member of staff he creates lunch time courses to aid effective communication.

PB awards

Peter is our tutor of choice for Staff Development evenings.  He will take staff through workshops on a wide variety of topics all in the pursuit of widening BSL vocabulary in line with educational environments.

Peter is our actor of choice for instructional videos.  We first worked with him on Deaf Awareness videos (2017) and then an updated Deaf Awareness video in the following year (2018)  Peter can be seen in our new video on Communication Support at Interview (CSI) this can be found in the following link.

Peter is also our wonderful handyman.  He has hung signs, painted walls, moved furniture and generally been a joy to work with.  We call him a man of many hats.

More information can be found on Deaf Umbrella TV