Year: 2013

Ofcom’s response is a step towards improving the viewing experiences of deaf people

16th Oct 2013

Ofcom has introduced new reporting measures to assess the quality of live subtitles as a result of Signature's recommendations. This follows our response to their consultation Measuring the Quality of Live TV Subtitles, earlier in the year.

MP drop-in event to raise awareness of communication and language support

15th Oct 2013

In collaboration with deaf sector colleagues, including the Brtisih Deaf Association, we have arranged a drop in event for MPs to raise awareness of the need for improved communication and language support for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people.

Sky is the limit for Video Relay Service

14th Oct 2013

The use of Video Relay Service (VRS) is on the increase as the result of Sky’s decision to launch a trial service in their Accessible Customer Services team.

Signature joins the Disability Action Alliance

11th Oct 2013

As part of our aim to make sure the deaf sector has a strong voice at the heart of government, we have joined their Disability Action Alliance.

Action on Hearing Loss report calls on the NHS to ensure mental health services are accessible

10th Oct 2013

Action on Hearing Loss have prepared a paper providing an overview of the research investigating the links between hearing loss and mental health problems.

Mike Penning appointed Minister for Disabled People in government reshuffle

10th Oct 2013

The winds of change have swept through government in the past week resulting in a number of ministerial changes.


Popular breakfast TV presenter to host charity awards ceremony

07th Oct 2013

Esteemed business journalist and popular breakfast television presenter, Steph McGovern has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the upcoming 2013 Signature Annual Awards.

Anne McGuire to step down from her role as shadow minister for the disabled

07th Oct 2013

Anne McGuire has stepped down from Labour leader Ed Miliband's front bench as he prepares to reshuffle his team.

Call to introduce national hearing screening at age 65

03rd Oct 2013

Hearing Link are calling on the Government to introduce a national hearing screening programme for everyone aged 65.

Lily-Rose is selected to design her very own Onesie

02nd Oct 2013

On Monday 30 September, the lucky winner of our Win a Onesie competition was selected at random.  Congratulations to Lily-Rose Fancourt who completed our Learner Survey, she will receive a £150 voucher to use at The All-in-One Company. Lily-Rose, who is from Essex, will have the opportunity to design and personalise her very own Onesie.