BDS, Bridging to Deaf Success, is adapted from Signposts, a resource used in the Anglophone stream. The adaptation has specifically considered the needs of the Deaf Literacy stream and has been crafted to be a Deaf friendly resource. Because BDS uses plain language and is visually organized, it is a resource that can also be used in other literacy streams. It is an easy to use resource for learners whose goal is “Employment”
BDS focuses on skill levels in reading, writing, document use, and numeracy. Considering the Essential Skills, BDS includes 44 statements that reflect common tasks in the workplace and the skills needed to do these jobs.
BDS is a resource that will assist practitioners in the following ways:
Go to the DLI website or contact the DLI office for further training or information at www.deafliteracy.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.