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What is DCID?

The Deaf Communications Infrastructure Development (DCID) project brings together a consortium of six public sector and not-for-profit organisations from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  The project has received funding of £962,000 under the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme.

The purpose of the project is to address the critical shortage of communication professionals working with deaf people to access public sector services.

Project members:

Key Aims

  • Create more employment opportunities for deaf people by encouraging and supporting deaf sign language users to become qualified teachers in further education
  • Assist public sector organisations to meet their statutory obligations through active engagement with deaf people
  • Increase awareness of the communications needs of British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language users to increase access to the full range of services offered by the public sector
  • Develop and support the next generation of communication professionals that will help address the current cross border, critical interpreter shortage problems

Find Out More

Full information is available on the project website - Teach Sign.

EGSA is involved in a range of projects and partnerships and encourages enquiries from potential project partners. Find out more about Partnerships and Projects.

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