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 for use from 1 September 2015 are now available for you to view at https://www.signature.org.uk/qualification-specifications
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.
We are delighted to announce that the shortlists for the 2015 Signature Annual Awards have now been decided.
Lilian Greenwood, the Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South, has been elected chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness.
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.
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 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.