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Scottish Council on Deafness – SCoD

Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) are the first third sector/voluntary organisation to include contactSCOTLAND in their 'contact us' page: http://www.scod.org.uk/contact-us  @SCoDmedia #scod #access We will be updating the website to include some resources (such as logos/sample wording etc) for other organisations to use shortly. Feel free to 'save as' the following:
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Testimonial from Paul

[ap_testimonial image="http://contactscotland-bsl.org/csbsl/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/paultipling2.jpg" image_shape="square" client="Paul Tipling" designation="Greenock"] “That is really good to know that not only public bodies can be contacted but also charities and voluntary organisations are now included. I’m involved with some and this will be really useful.” [/ap_testimonial] https://vi...
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Sign language interpreting service expands – First anniversary of video call service for Deaf people.

Sign language interpreting service expands First anniversary of video call service for Deaf people. Online British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting service contactSCOTLAND is celebrating its first anniversary by expanding into the third sector. The Scottish Government-funded service, which allows Deaf people across Scotland to contact public sector services using sign language, is being exten...
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website update

As we hit our 1st birthday - We will be updating our website over the next day or so - adding more content, more BSL videos etc. You can also keep up to date with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ContactScotland   @ContactScotland - Facebook pages will be up and running shortly.  
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BT Outage!

For a short period of time today (02/02/2016) we - and the rest of the country - experienced a short outage of BT Broadband Business services - luckily, we have resilience and contingency plans where our on-line interpreters can quickly get back on-line via our locations. Apologies if anyone was trying to get through during this short period - again, we've had another busy day! From the BBC:...
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DWP 6 month Trial Service

Contacting DWP helplines! You can do this by accessing the on-line interpreting service Sign Video 6 month trial service Trial covers DLA & Access to Work:  Disability Benefits https://www.gov.uk/disability-benefits-helpline Disability Living Allowance over 65 and Attendance Allowance – call number 0345 605 6055 Disability Living Allowance under 65 – call number 0345 712 3456...
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Whistle-stop tour

Busy week with presentations which included: East Ayrshire Council - Kilmarnock & Cumnock - reaching both service users and council staff - all of whom are very open to making and receiving calls via contactSCOTLAND   Dundee - Dundee City Council Strategic Planning Group on Sensory Impairment with a mixture of services from social work, health, third sectors and service users &...
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Sport Scotland ready for calls

sportscotland have underwent a short training session on what is and how to use contactSCOTLAND Deaf BSL users who are involved in sport and sport clubs can now contact sportscotland direct on 0141 534 6500 "contactSCOTLAND is an excellent facility and we look forward to receiving calls from Deaf BSL users via this service" "when you think of it, why has this service not always been a...
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