Signed AND subtitles access, maybe deaf can do this one day......... A RURAL estate agent is thought to be the first in the country to offer a signing service for deaf clients.
Hills and Dales Properties is based in Hartington and is run by Linda Mycock who has more than 30 years experience in the property industry including estate agency, and residential conveyancing. Mrs Mycock launched the business in May 2012 and is now offering the services of a BSL Level Four NVQ communication specialist to help deaf clients searching for homes in the area.
She said: “I am a small estate agent, I work from home near Hartington very successfully. “Recently I sold a property to a young deaf couple both deaf from birth. “I also recently sold a property for another deaf couple. “It made me realise that there are no estate agents in the area who offer services for deaf clients and lets face it it’s hard enough to sell and buy property when you can hear.
“I now offer the services of a BSL signer to all deaf clients and I am in the process of applying a video to my website. “The video is being done in sign language.” She added: “We welcome deaf clients and I now need to let people know that we are offering the service.”