British Deaf Association

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 …

Introduce yourself to BSL: British Deaf Association encourages the public to learn to sign in eventful first Sign Language Week since the legal recognition of British Sign Language

13th Mar 2023

  The British Deaf Association (BDA) today launched the first national Sign Language Week campaign since the legal recognition of British Sign Language in 2022. The BSL Act (2022), which passed on 28 April 2022, recognised BSL as an indigenous language of Great Britain after many years of campaigning by the Deaf community, led by …

BSL Bill 3rd reading and BSL Rally

01st Mar 2022

The 18th of March will be an important day for the Deaf community in the UK. It marks the 19th anniversary of the date British Sign Language was first recognized as a language in its own right by the UK government. We are now 19 years later, and we hope that this year we will …