Year: 2013

Why Not Nominate the Star of Your Classroom?

02nd Apr 2013

Don’t forget there is still time to make your nominations in the category of Learner of the Year in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards.

Meet Signature at Deaf Day

27th Mar 2013

What are you doing on Saturday 6 April? Why not come and meet some of the Signature team at Deaf Day, the biggest event of its kind in the UK for anyone who is deaf or interested in deaf issues.

Peter to Receive 2013 Heather Jackson Award

26th Mar 2013

The Heather Jackson Award is made annually to a deafened person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people.

UKCoD Conference Announced

25th Mar 2013

On 7 May, UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) and The Ear Foundation are joining forces to hold a conference in London on the latest hearing technologies – their access and management. We live in exciting times, with the rapid development of all hearing and communication technologies but all too often they can’t be accessed, and when they are, their potential isn’t reached.

Scottish Council on Deafness Information Day

21st Mar 2013

SCoD are holding an information day at Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow on Thursday 28 March between noon and 4pm. There will be an exhibition and the chance to meet many friends, old and new. In addition, there are a number of presentations, from Deaf Connections, Citizens Advice, Scottish Police and more.

Signature Chief Executive Interviewed on BBC See Hear

20th Mar 2013

Signature Chief Executive, Jim Edwards, will appear on BBC See Hear this morning, 20 March. The interview is part of the Tenth Anniversary of Official Recognition of British Sign Language (BSL) celebrations.

Get Deaf Aware Training Pack Available to Schools at Special Price

21st Feb 2013

There are approximately 10 million deaf people in the UK. It is likely that you know at least one of them, because every sixth person you meet will have some degree of difficulty in hearing.

Deafblind Qualifications Update

20th Feb 2013

In December 2011, Signature ended accreditation for Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating Communication with Deafblind People (Manual). We had extended this by one year to make sure that learners were able to complete their studies.

Lloyds TSB Launches Online British Sign Language Service for Deaf Customers

20th Feb 2013

Signature supports Lloyds TSB as they lead the way in introducing a SignVideo service for their Deaf customers.

First Deaf People Achieve Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting

19th Feb 2013

Five students have recently become the first Deaf people to achieve the Signature Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting. Working with [sonus], a Southampton-based Signature approved training centre, the students were the first to complete the Diploma as interpreters from one sign language to another sign language.