Year: 2014

Update to Qualifications Specification and Regulations for the Level 3 Certificate in BSL/ISL.

21st Oct 2014

Please note that we have updated the Qualifications Specification and Regulations for the Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language and the Level 3 Certificate in Irish Sign Language.

Help NRCPD update their Code of Conduct and complaints processes

20th Oct 2014

NRCPD are currently in the process of updating their Code of Conduct and complaints processes and want to know what you think about the changes.

2014 Signature Annual Awards winners announced

14th Oct 2014

The prestigious Signature Annual Awards ceremony held at Durham Cathedral on Friday 10 October 2014 celebrated individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution towards achieving a society in which deaf and deafblind people have full access.

Survey for a new MSc in Sign Language and Deaf Studies

08th Oct 2014

Research has begun at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, based at University College London, into planning and developing a new Masters programme; an MSc in Sign Language and Deaf Studies.

BT launches its Next Generation Text service

06th Oct 2014

BT, one of the leading communication service providers in the world, has today announced the launch of its ‘Next Generation Text’ service.  The new service will offer greatly improved assistance to its customers with speech and hearing impairments, allowing faster, more fluent telephone conversations to be made.

Unequal access to health services for deaf people in Wales

11th Sep 2014

Hospitals in Wales are failing to provide access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, according to a survey carried out by community health councils.

A common purpose for the deaf sector

02nd Sep 2014

The UK Council on Deafness is asking for help to find a common purpose for individuals and organisations concerned with deafness and deafblindness.

Tell the NHS your views on plans to make information accessible

19th Aug 2014

NHS England wants to know what you think about its plans to make health and social care information accessible.

A study to determine the feasibility of developing National Occupational Standards for Communication Support Workers (CSW)

19th Aug 2014

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) has been awarded a two year contract by the Department of Education which will run from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2015.

Assessment regulations review

19th Aug 2014

Every year, Signature reviews our assessment regulations for all qualifications. This is to make sure that they are clear and can be followed by all of our centres.