Signature have been working closely with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Deafblind Scotland and Commtacs to develop training for frontline NHS staff across Scotland. This training will consist of basic BSL skills and Deaf and deafblind awareness and will be aimed at those who have regular contact with patients and service users.
Tickets for the Signature Annual Award Ceremony, which takes place 12 November 2009 at The Private Rooms, Crowne Plaza Hotel, St James in London, have only been on sale since the end of August and the evening is already a complete sell out.
ITV is launching a unique online collection of animated nursery rhymes created especially for deaf children, to celebrate this year’s Children’s Book Week (5-11 October). Eleven new versions of traditional rhymes – created by young North East animators mentored by Bob The Builder creator Curtis Jobling – will feature on ITV’s awardwinning website www.signedstories.com.
A team of pupils, staff and former pupils from Donaldson’s School, Scotland’s national residential and day school providing education, therapy and care for pupils aged 2 to 19 years who are deaf, are gearing up to take on the might of former professional footballers from Heart of Midlothian FC on Sunday 11 October.
The I-Sign Project is led by a group of deaf charities and educational organisations to improve the status of British Sign Language (BSL) for deaf children in England.
Signature are looking for your help to complete a picture of the formal and informal opportunities to learn BSL that are available in schools, colleges, universities, and any other educational organisation in England.
We have recently sent out welcome newsletters to our centres running Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language. We would be grateful if you could pass these to your Signature teachers to give to their students. You can also download extra newsletter here.
We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Signature Annual Awards ceremony are now available. The glittering ceremony will take place on 12 November 2009 at The Private Rooms, Crowne Plaza Hotel, St James, London and promises to be one to remember. Join us to celebrate the exceptional commitment and achievements of all those short listed for a Signature Annual Award.
The Journey of a Lifetime Trust – JoLt – is looking for two leaders, one of which is proficient in British Sign Language, to join a month-long expedition for 24 disadvantaged and disabled young people leaving on 10 July 2010 and travelling through Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.