Year: 2014

Signature welcomes Work and Pensions Committee recognition of sign language interpreting as a special case

19th Dec 2014

Signature has welcomed the Work and Pensions Committee’s recommendation that sign language interpreting be recognised as a special case by Access to Work.

Signature welcomes BSL (Scotland) Bill as a step in the right direction

16th Dec 2014

Signature has welcomed the introduction of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill as a solid foundation on which the UK can build recognition of the language.

Tactile Signing Survey

12th Dec 2014

Sense have launched a survey to look at the current skills and training needs of people who use, or would like to use tactile signing. This is a project initiated by NatSIP, with input from both Sense and the BSL coalition.

Technology for deaf access discussed in House of Lords

04th Dec 2014

An audience of politicians, civil servants, educators, charities and businesses met in the House of Lords on 3 December to learn about some of the innovative technology that is making education and employment increasingly accessible for deaf people.

The Hands on Ears campaign

19th Nov 2014

The Hands on Ears campaign was setup by Danielle Williams in 2014, with the aim of raising awareness of the challenges faced by deaf children.  The idea for the campaign came after Danielle’s son Alfie was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf, following a virus that he contracted in November 2012 at only 18 months old.

We have made improvements to the way you can manage your assessments.

12th Nov 2014

You can now change the date of an assessment you have submitted. This new date must still allow for the notice period as stipulated in the regulations E.g. for BSL102, you will need to have the required seven days notice before the new assessment date….

New innovative learning resource

10th Nov 2014

Learning Labs have launched an innovative learning resource for British Sign Language (BSL).

Learning Labs have teamed up with Signature to develop the 'Learn British Sign Language FlashSticks®' to support people learning BSL and present the visual language as an engaging and useful choice alongside other foreign language options.

Practice Tests for BSL320 and BSL321 are now available in My Signature

05th Nov 2014

Practice Tests for BSL320 and BSL321 are now available in ‘My Signature’ for centres that are approved for these units.   Please log into ‘My Signature’, and click on Current Centre Approvals.  The Practice Tests can been accessed directly under the list of units you are approved for.

Bill introduced to promote the use of British Sign Language in Scotland

03rd Nov 2014

A Bill to promote the use of British Sign Language has been introduced in Scotland.  The Bill, which has been widely supported within the Deaf community, will aim to raise awareness of BSL in Scotland and will also look to improve the services available for Deaf people.

Signature welcomes Minister’s recognition of government role in development of communication and language market

29th Oct 2014

Signature has welcomed the Minister for Disabled People’s recognition the government has a major role in developing the communication and language market.