online course preview

ONLINE: Understanding Communication with Deafblind People

This course will be made up of a combination of on-line sessions (using ZOOM), online self-study (using an online training platform) and individual time researching the elements of the course as well as practising communication tactics.

Training is delivered by our resident Training Officer, John Whitfield, who is himself dual sensory impaired.

Visit our online training webpage for more information.

COVID-19 Briefings

31.0 Briefing 12 May 2021

30.0 Briefing 4 May 2021

29.0 Briefing 20 April 2021

28.0 Briefing 30 March 2021

27.0 Briefing 16 March 2021

26.0 Briefing 10 March 2021

25.0 Briefing 25 February 2021

24.0 Briefing 18 February 2021

23.0 Briefing 4 February 2021

22.0 Briefing 26 January 2021

21.0 Briefing 14 January 2021

20.0 Briefing 5 January 2021

19.0 Briefing 11 December 2020

18.0 Briefing 3 December 2020

17.0 Briefing 17 November 2020

16.0 Briefing 29 October 2020

15.0 Briefing 7 October

14. Briefing 23 September

13.0 Briefing 15th September

12.0 Briefing 8th September

11.0 Briefing 2nd September

10.0 Briefing 12th August

9.0 Briefing 14th July

8.0 Briefing July

7.0 Briefing 22nd June

6.0 Briefing June

5.0 Briefing 26th May

4.0 Coronavirus Briefing 2

3.1 Scot Gov Leaflet Coronavirus

3.0 Letter from Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP

2.1 Briefing 1 Welfare Rights Info

2.0 Briefing 1

1.1 Leaflet Coronavirus

1.0 Briefing Boris Johnson

Online Activities at Deafblind Scotland

We are all missing you at our weekly activities.  Even though we cannot meet at our Development centre we still want to connect with you all to offer activities and classes you can do at home.

A few of our members have been working hard to film classes that you can log into on the DBS YouTube channel.  Each activity has three classes for you to try with BSL interpretation and subtitles.

If you want to give it a go but don’t have the technology or simply need someone to help you participate at home, please get in touch with Gillian to make sure you can join-in.

Gillian Mooney

  • General Knowledge Quiz with Ian
  • Craft Classes with Crafty Andy
  • Art Project with Arty Anne
  • Gentle exercise and stretching with Alison – get in touch with Gillian for the password for this class

If you can participate, please log-into the classes on the Deafblind Scotland YouTube channel and click on playlists to see the on-line activities Deafblind Scotland on YouTube

LIVE Zoom Online Classes

We have weekly Zoom classes that some of our members have already been having fun with. Please use the meeting details below.  If you require extra support or technology to join a class, please get in touch with Gillian.

Creative Writing Classes – Wednesday mornings 10.45am – 11.45pm

BINGO – Friday afternoons 2pm – 3pm

Contact Gillian for Zoom meeting ID and Password

Protect Scotland App

Free mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Information in BSL

  • Go to the app store or google play and search for Protect Scotland
  • Download the app
  • Once downloaded, tap on the app icon and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up.

Stay safe, protect others, save lives.

To help suppress the virus remember FACTS:

Face coverings

Must be worn on public transport, in shops, banks, post offices, places of worship, museums, cinemas and other indoor spaces or where social distancing is difficult. This is to keep yourself and others safer.

Avoid Crowded Places

We should continue to avoid places with lots of crowds.

Clean your Hands Regularly

Continue to follow guidelines regarding cleaning and washing your hands regularly.

Two Metre Distance

Remember to keep physical distance of 2 metres from other people.

Self Isolate and Book Test if You Have Symptoms

Remember to stay at home and get a test if you have symptoms. To book a test please contact 08000 282816 or

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