College shortlisted for award for supporting deaf community

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GRANTHAM College has been shortlisted for a national award for the support that it offers to the deaf community.

The college is one of just four nominees for the Centre of the Year Award at the 2011 Signature Annual Awards.

Chief Executive of Signature, Jim Edwards, said: “Grantham College works hard to ensure that every deaf staff member is correctly supported and fully provided for.

“Alongside the great commitment which the college shows to its employees, it is also extremely dedicated to increasing the number of people who can communicate using sign language – by encouraging staff members to attend courses, hosting exhibition days to showcase courses and raising awareness of the deaf world in the college’s communal areas.

“This is all helping to boost equality and accessibility for deaf people living across Lincolnshire.”

The college has provided courses in British Sign Language for over 20 years.

In addition to its centre, in Stonebridge Road, it also uses The George Centre, in Grantham High Street, to teach sign language short courses in order to support even more people to learn sign language.

The winners of the 2011 Signature Annual Awards will be announced during an awards ceremony in London on Friday, November 18.