Year: 2015

Signature calls for BSL commissioner

03rd Sep 2015

Signature has called on the government to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of British Sign Language (BSL) and establish a BSL Commissioner.

The call was made in evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and disability.

Assessment Regulations are now available

07th Aug 2015

Assessment Regulations for use from 1 September 2015 are now available for you to view at https://www.signature.org.uk/qualification-specifications

*Updated: Signature New Centre Support Survey 2015

05th Aug 2015

As part of its on going commitment to supporting its centres, Signature is reviewing the information it provides to organisations that are starting to deliver its qualifications.

*Please note that the closing date for completing this survey is Friday 28 August 2015.

Signature New Centre Support Survey 2015

20th Jul 2015

As part of its on going commitment to supporting its centres, Signature is reviewing the information it provides to organisations that are starting to deliver its qualifications.

We have our shortlists for the 2015 Signature Annual Awards

09th Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce that the shortlists for the 2015 Signature Annual Awards have now been decided.

Lilian Greenwood MP to lead Parliamentary group on deafness

08th Jul 2015

Lilian Greenwood, the Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South, has been elected chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness.

Qualification Specifications are now available

03rd Jul 2015

The qualification specifications for 2015-2016 are now available online.

New NHS England standard is a leap forward in access to health and social care

03rd Jul 2015

The new NHS England accessible information standard requires all providers of NHS care and publicly funded adult social care to identify and meet the communication needs of patients and service users who are disabled or have a sensory loss.

Local Freemasons fund the development of our GCSE in British Sign Language

30th Jun 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have received £18,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. This grant will be used to fund the development of our GCSE in British Sign Language.

Signature welcomes London Assembly call for better data about the number of deaf people

11th Jun 2015

Signature has welcomed the London Assembly report on access to health services for deaf people.

Produced by the Health Committee, the report notes the disappointing progress five years since the Equality Act came into force in 2010.