Year: 2021

One year on- a year of exclusion!

30th Apr 2021

I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like the last 12 months have been extremely stressful. A year ago we were in the first month of a national lockdown and I was naively hopeful that things would ‘all be better by the summer.’ Ha, if only I knew! 

Why I Sign

30th Apr 2021

Last month it was Sign Language Awareness Week, as organised by the British Deaf Association. During this particular week I shared tips and images of signs on my personal Facebook page, spreading awareness of my love for sign language and encouraging my contacts to give signing a go if they hadn’t already had the chance.

Why I started up my own deaf newsletter

30th Apr 2021

I have one person to thank for repeatedly encouraging me to set up an email newsletter. For the longest time, I had brushed it aside on the basis that I didn’t know what on earth I would want to write about. A lot of things I considered news, I had written about in my job as a freelance journalist. If we’re talking personal news, then I’d save that for the small number of people on Twitter who may find that interesting – emphasis on the ‘may’.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on deafscotland

27th Apr 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at deafscotland. Known for being the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland, deafscotland (Formerly Scottish Council on Deafness) is made up of members from across the country. Much of their work involves organising events, conferences and National Council meetings. deafscotland state that their vision …

BDA – BSL Act Now! Campaign Update

26th Apr 2021

A Campaign Update from the BDA on the BSL Act Now! Campaign 

So far, 356 MPs have received a BSL Bill email letter from local Deaf and BSL supporters.

Heather Jackson Award 2021

24th Mar 2021

The Heather Jackson Award is presented jointly by the National Association of Deafened People (NADP), Signature, and Hearing Link. The award is made annually to a deafened person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunities of deafened people, as well as enhanced positive relationships between deafened and hearing people.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on BATOD

22nd Mar 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf).

Formed in 1976, BATOD is the sole association in the UK which represent teachers of deaf children and young people.

Celebrating Sign Language Week 2021

15th Mar 2021

Run by the British Deaf Association, the theme of this year's Sign Language Week is Sign Language for all.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on BDA

22nd Feb 2021

You may remember from late last year that we are planning to celebrate our upcoming 40th Anniversary over the next few months. We will be releasing monthly blogs to celebrate the organisations who helped found CACDP, and look at the complicated process of becoming an independent charity.

Online assessments – Level 4 & 6

22nd Feb 2021

We are excited to announce that centres will now be able to carry out and book assessments online for Level 4 and Level 6 in BSL.