Transcript of "Social enterprise - breaking down barriers to communication (Denise McConnell-Dillon, Client Services Manager)"
Social Enterprise - Breaking DownBarriers to CommunicationDenise McConnell-Dillon, Client Services Manager
Hands That Talk - Mission StatementHands That Talk is a cross-community, voluntaryorganisation which seeks to engender a pride in theDeaf Community, its culture and language andpromote a greater interest in and awareness of deafpeople, whilst acknowledging the valid contributionthat they make to society.
Aims & Objectives of Social EnterpriseTo break down the barriers tocommunication that are faced by Deaf peopleevery day
What do we do?-Translate web based information and paper basedinformation into sign language visuals up-loadableto various web platforms as well as available onDVD- Providing training in Sign Language and DeafAwareness- Development, distribution and sale of signlanguage learning resources
Key StakeholdersDeaf CommunityPublic Health AgencyWestern Health & Social Care TrustCommunity & Voluntary SectorPrivate Business Sector
Innovation Vouchers Aims-Provide comprehensive video skills toemployee-Train employee skills to produce signlanguage adaptations of DVD’s- Provide a comprehensive list of hardwareand software to set up and efficiently runsocial enterprise
Innovation Experience-Access to an experienced professionalwith a wealth of knowledge- Excellent training and mentoring- Improving our practices andequipment
What happened next….- Received a start-up grant from Invest NI- Have applied for funding for an upgrade inequipment to DARD- Finalists in the Arthur Guinness Fund- Working with Public Health Agency & WesternHealth & Social Care Trust on various signedinformation projects-Developed new learning resources to add to ouronline shop
Examples of whatwe produce:• http://vimeo.com/26601485• http://vimeo.com/26601337
What happened next….- Received a start-up grant from Invest NI- Have applied for funding for an upgrade inequipment to DARD- Finalists in the Arthur Guinness Fund- Working with Public Health Agency &Western Health & Social Care Trust onvarious signed information projects
Conclusion- Innovation vouchers have been invaluable- Huge thank you to University of Ulster- Any Questions?
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