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Political Parties Under Pressure to Provide BSL Translations

05th Jun 2024

No BSL No Vote Campaign is Launched A leading disability rights pioneer has launched a campaign to encourage political parties and TV networks to provide British Sign Language (BSL) translations of their broadcasts and manifestos to make sure BSL users have access to vital political information. The #NoBSLNoVote campaign has already garnered support from leading …

Don’t be Silenced: #NoBSLNoVote

05th Jun 2024

To Whom it May Concern, Date: 04/06/2024 RE: Inclusion of Deaf People in the General Election in 2024 – Provision of British Sign Language Interpreting We write on behalf of various Deaf people, and Deaf peoples’ organisations and charities who have contacted us to ask us to draw your attention to the importance of ensuring …

Glastonbury 2024 returns with BSL interpreted performances

02nd Jun 2024

The BBC, Glastonbury’s exclusive broadcast partner, brings audiences its longest celebration of the festival yet in 2024, with six weeks of build-up and coverage from Monday 3rd June-Sunday 14th July across TV, BBC iPlayer, radio and BBC Sounds. Photo credit: BBC Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music says: “The BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury is one …

Accessibility expansion in the North East

01st Jun 2024

In a recent step towards maximising accessibility, all North East Ambulance Service vehicles will have an iPad equipped with SignVideo. The app enables staff to access the video relay service to communicate with Deaf and BSL patients. The app will be accessible for 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The video interpreter …

Flashing Lights Media – The Essay: A Different Way to Listen, BBC Radio 3 – Press Release

23rd May 2024

Flashing Lights Media has produced a five-part radio series which explores different and unique experiences of deaf professionals working with music. Each deaf essayist tells their own story with illuminating results. The series airs at 21:45 on BBC Radio 3, with BSL videos available on the BBC Sounds page at the same time. A new …

BBC Thriller starring Rose Ayling-Ellis commences filming

16th May 2024

The BBC have announced that Matthew Gurney, Lara Peake, Anne-Marie Duff, Eddie Marsan and Rose Ayling-Ellis will star in upcoming thriller Reunion, made by Warp Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The four-part series has started filming in and around Sheffield this week. Written by Sheffield-born deaf writer William Mager, Reunion (4×60) is an …

Charity Extends Life-Saving Services To The Deaf Community

13th May 2024

The national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide has launched a new service to spread a message of hope among the Deaf community. The charity’s HOPELINE247 service, which offers professional round-the-clock help to young people who are struggling with life and anyone who is concerned about someone who may be having thoughts of suicide, is …

National BSL Day 2024:

26th Apr 2024

Celebrating National BSL Day 2024 Today marks two years since the British Sign Language (BSL) Act was passed by the UK Parliament. Through receiving royal assent, BSL is recognised as an indigenous language of Great Britain. On this historic day, the culmination of extensive effort and advocacy by the Deaf community, led by the British …

“Unsilence The Crowd”- Created by Newcastle United and Sela together with RNID

11th Apr 2024

The RNID brand will fill St James’ Park on Saturday 13 April, as revolutionary technology allows deaf football fans to experience the game like never before. We’ll be cheering on Newcastle United when they take to the pitch with the RNID logo on their shirts in a Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday …

Lionesses to wear names in British Sign Language on jerseys during warm up for England Vs Sweden game

04th Apr 2024

EE has created a set of British Sign Language (BSL) training tops, in partnership with The FA, that will be worn by the Lionesses as they warm up ahead of their European Qualifier with Sweden on Friday 5th April at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE. Each jersey will display the player’s name in the BSL fingerspelling …

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