Laois Public Participation Network was delighted to be in a position to offer 10 individuals the opportunity to learn Basic Irish Sign Language
The ten came from 10 different member organisations.
And they were taught basic sign language with the assistance of Midlands ISL.
This course was suited to complete beginners and to those with no previous knowledge of Irish Sign Language.
The course gave a concise overview of ISL, basic signs and instructions.
It also taught some basic strategies that those with hearing can use when communicating with Deaf of Hard of Hearing people in a respectful and effective way.
Thanks to photographer Denis Byrne for the picture.