Women in Rail East Midlands is delighted to invite you to a BSL Workshop in partnership with the Railway Industry Association

The Event

14th – 20th March is British Sign Language Week, and in honour of this Women in Rail and Railway Industry Association will be hosting an event: Sign Language for Beginners.

Our railway has made huge strides in becoming more accessible for non-hearing passengers and colleagues alike. This session will be a celebration of British Sign Language and the power of communication it brings to many. Please join us at the Atkins SNC-Lavalin offices for a teaching-style session followed by coffee and networking.

Guest speakerAmanda Elkin: EMR

Amanda is a qualified sign language instructor and has delivered great sessions in Derby before. Her charismatic yet simple approach to teaching sign language aims to encourage conversations between hearing, deaf or partially deaf colleagues.

Time & Date

Wednesday 15th March 2023

Event time 4.00pm to 6pm.


Atkins SNC Lavalin House, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE


Please register here: BSL Workshop for Railway. Please note that you do not need to be a RIA member to sign up, although it may ask you to login to submit your booking.



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