Bus drivers learn sign language

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Stagecoach bus drivers in Thanet at the Westwood depot recently took part in sign language lessons, with the help of charity Action on Hearing Loss.

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The scheme could even be rolled out on a national level. Jo Hilton

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The day was organised by Jason Wanstall, the Union Learning Rep, and was arranged with the intention of teaching 170 bus drivers to communicate with those who have hearing impairments and will now be incorporated into staff training days.

Stagecoach noted that if the scheme proves to be successful it could have a wider impact and be rolled out on a national level.