17 November 2009

Genetic information in BSL

Message from Rachel Belk, a PhD student at the University of Manchester:

My PhD research study is looking at genetic information in BSL - Deaf people's views on the format of information resources and the specific signs that they prefer and use. The aim is to find out more about the role of translation issues and communication within the barriers that exist in accessing information about genetics, genetic services and related areas of medicine.

I am seeking Deaf people over the age of 18 to take part in the study - all the information is on the website, people can decide to take part by completing the online consent form and then they can reply in BSL using a webcam (or in English if they prefer). The website is at http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/geneticsigns and is open now.

With best wishes,

A BSL poster advertising the study can be found here http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=943Klm2.

Rachel Belk,
Registered Genetic Counsellor and NIHR Research Fellow,
SORD (Social Research with Deaf People),
University of Manchester,
University Place,
Oxford Road,
M13 9PL.
Email: rachel.belk@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

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