Year: 2023

Sadiq urges organisations across London to help tackle inequality as he signs the Charter for British Sign Language

15th Nov 2023

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today encouraged organisations across the capital to help tackle inequalities as he signed the British Deaf Association’s British Sign Language Charter for British Sign Language. Sadiq and Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, welcomed members of London’s Deaf communities and representatives from organisations and …

Signature speaks: Dolly-Rose Campbell

10th Nov 2023

Dolly-Rose Campbell:   In 2019, popular ITV soap Coronation Street introduced a story centred on raising a deaf child. The storyline concentrated on young couple, Chesney (Sam Aston) and Gemma (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and aimed to focus on the experiences of raising a deaf child to hearing parents. The storyline will not only benefit hearing parents, …

A BSL Society special from the University of Manchester

07th Nov 2023

British Sign Language Society- University of Manchester: Signature recently reached out to the University of Manchester BSL Society to learn more about the people involved in the society and about their future aims. It is important that Universities across the globe can help to aid their students in learning sign language. Having sign language societies …

Living with Hearing Loss- Amy Morton

02nd Nov 2023

At Signature we like to recognise those individuals who are using their platform to raise deaf awareness. This week we reached out to Amy Morton, the person behind Instagram handle ‘Living with Hearing Loss’. We asked Amy to share her experiences of deafness and also wanted to know more about the creation of ‘Pinknoise’. Here …

“The importance of sharing your story” An interview with Samantha Baines

24th Oct 2023

Interview: Samantha Baines, author of “Living With Hearing Loss and Deafness”.  Signature recently wrote to Samantha Baines, an English actress, author, and comedian. Samantha is a deaf activist and proud hearing aid wearer. In April, Samantha released her bestseller non-fiction book “Living With Hearing Loss and Deafness”. The book acts as a guide that aims …

Signature shortlisted for ‘Awarding Organisation of the Year’ 2023

23rd Oct 2023

Signature are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Awarding Organisation of the Year at the Federation of Awarding Bodies Awards 2023. The prestigious FAB Awards, which is now in its 8th year, recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the …

Sex Education introduces BSL onto our screens

19th Oct 2023

Sex Education’s inclusivity: The final season of the much-loved Sex Education was released on the 21st of September 2023. The season has been an incredible success since its initial release back in 2019. The comedy-drama series follows Otis Milburn, a socially awkward teen who is navigating his way through the complexities of high school. The …

Signature collaborate with Signly

13th Oct 2023

Signature collaborate with Signly to Boost Digital Accessibility on Their Website Since 1982, Signature has supported more than 500,000 people to learn British Sign Language. Signature is proud to be the leading awarding body for deaf communication and language qualifications in the UK. The organisation continually strives to create qualifications that will provide learners with …

Signature speaks to: Jazzy Whipps

12th Oct 2023

Signature speaks to Jazzy Whipps: Signature recently reached out to Jazzy Whipps, an influencer and National Youth Theatre member who shares her experiences of growing up deaf and learning BSL on Instagram and Youtube. Indeed, it is important for deaf young people to have deaf role models which they can directly relate to and resonate …

World Mental Health Day

10th Oct 2023

World Mental Health Day:   October 10th marks the annual World Mental Health Day, a global initiative that aims to raise awareness about mental health issues. Alongside raising awareness, there is also an advocacy for mental health support and resources. The initiative encourages individuals to seek help when needed and simply lookout for fellow counterparts. …