Year: 2023

Fair Play for Deaf Athletes

30th Nov 2023

A new campaign to end the exclusion of Deaf athletes has recently been launched by UK Deaf Sport. The campaign, ‘Fair Play’, hopes to raise the status of Deaf athletes through funding from the Government- something that is currently not in place. The campaign hopes that the Government will begin to fund deaf athletes and …

A look back at Tasha’s Bake Off journey

29th Nov 2023

As the Great British Bake Off came to an end last night (Tuesday 28th November), here at Signature we thought we would take a look back at Tasha Stones’ journey. Tasha should be proud of all of her achievements as she has become a great role model for those who are deaf and those who …

Raising deaf awareness online: Asha’s input

28th Nov 2023

At Signature we like to recognise those who use their platform to increase awareness of deaf issues. This week we would like to introduce you to Asha, a Deaf paediatric nurse who shares weekly medical and general British Sign Language on Instagram. Asha uses her platform to educate people on deaf awareness in healthcare and …

Signature WIN Positive Impact Award at CPD Awards 2023

26th Nov 2023

We are pleased to announce that Signature have won the Positive Impact Award at the prestigious CPD Awards, for our Deaf Awareness Course which was created alongside RNID. The CPD Awards, which are run by the CPD Register, is an annual celebration of high quality CPD Courses. The positive Impact Award celebrates an organisation, company or training provider that …

Rose Ayling-Ellis to hit our screens in leading role:

24th Nov 2023

The Eastenders star who wowed judges on Strictly Come Dancing will star and be an executive producer for an adaptation of Will Dean’s Dark Pines, the first novel in the Tuva Moodyson Mysteries. The series follows a deaf reporter who works for a small local paper in her Scottish hometown. The reporter hopes to shine …

A half-time special from signing choirs

22nd Nov 2023

Hands4Voices and Unify Sign Choir: On the 28th October Chelsea hosted Brentford in a Premier League match. During half time, Deaf and signing choirs, Unify and Hands 4 Voices performed ‘Blue is the Colour’ with singer James Vickery as part of Cadbury Fingers and the NDCS ‘Sign Fingers Big & Small’ campaign. The on-pitch activities …

NDCS blog with Susan Daniels OBE

20th Nov 2023

Signature recently reached out to Susan Daniels OBE, the Chief Executive of the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). The NDCS commits to trying to overcome the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children and young people back. Indeed, this is very important as it ensures that deaf children are not years behind their hearing …

Lumiere 2023: Signed Light

19th Nov 2023

Martin Glover: Signed Light The UK’s Lumiere returns to Durham and is set to transform the city into a spectacular outdoor gallery of light installations between the 16th-19th of November. One of the commissioned spectacles was created by UK artist Martin Glover. Martin has drawn a passion for education around British Sign Language and his …

2 new inductees into the Signature Hall of Fame

17th Nov 2023

We are delighted to announce on Friday 17th November 2023, we have inducted 2 new people into the Signature Hall of Fame. The 2 new inductees to the Signature Hall of Fame are Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq and Craig Crowley MBE. The purpose of the Signature Hall of Fame is to give recognition, where it is due …

Signature sporting special with Damaris Cooke

16th Nov 2023

Sign Up- Into Football: Recently, Signature reached out to Damaris Cooke, co-presenter of TNT Sports new sign language series Sign Up-Into Football. The show launched on the 6th of October and episodes will air the first Friday of every month. This launch by TNT Sports aims to raise the profile of the deaf community and …