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John Bishop to learn sign language for new ITV documentary

09th Aug 2022

Comedian John Bishop and his son Joe will share the realities of hearing loss in a personal and insightful new documentary for ITV and ITV Hub, Joe & John Bishop: Life After Deaf. Co-produced by South Shore and Lola TV, the one-hour film will document John and Joe, who lost most of his hearing at …

Reigate Park Primary teaches BSL with impressive results!

19th Jul 2022

Reigate Park Primary Academy in Derby has made amazing strides in BSL education by introducing deaf awareness sessions and weekly BSL stories for all children in EYFS and KS1 and formal BSL lessons to all classes across KS2. Even more impressively, since only introducing the course in September 2021, they recently announced that 32 year …

BSL users to advise Government on key issues for Deaf people

18th Jul 2022

Minister for Disabled People, Chloe Smith, launches recruitment for the British Sign Language Advisory Board Launch follows BSL Act recognising BSL as an official language in England, Scotland and Wales, which c. 151,000 people in the UK use. For the first time in government applications will be accepted in BSL, and the Board will have …

Win £30 in the first Signature Blog Competition!

20th Jun 2022

Do you want to win a £30 Amazon voucher and a goodie bag of freebies? Signature is launching a blog writing competition which you could win by submitting an article with your take on the set theme. In exciting news, Signature have launched a brand new competition designed to showcase the best writing from Deaf/hard …

999 BSL: The new life-saving emergency app for BSL users

08th Jun 2022

Free VRS access to UK Emergency Services A new app is being released on the 17th June 2022 which will allow users to make free calls to UK emergency services through a BSL interpreter.   What is 999 BSL?  999 BSL is a service that connects you to British Sign Language Interpreters remotely through an …

Deaffest 2022 Film & TV Awards: Winners Announced

11th May 2022

  Last weekend marked the 14th Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film and Arts Festival! This year’s nominated films are all available to be watched for free through the Deaffest Online Cinema, which you can access through their website until the 14th May. If you are unfamiliar with the event, it is a 3-day festival …

Signature Fee Update

25th Apr 2022

Signature annually review all our policies, regulations, and fees to make sure we continue to operate and provide the level of service expected by our centres and candidates. Over the last 2 years, throughout Covid, we have done as much as possible to provide support to our centres and learners to allow them to achieve …

NHS Launches Landmark Mental Health Campaign With ‘Help!’ From The Beatles

01st Apr 2022

The NHS has launched a new landmark campaign using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!” to get the nation taking better care of their mental health. Backed by some of the UK’s biggest artists, the campaign encourages people struggling with their mental health to seek support. ‘Help!’, written by John Lennon in 1964, was credited by the …

Introducing the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!  

28th Mar 2022

We are delighted to introduce the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!   This is a one-off event, where we will come together for Signature’s 40th-year celebration, recognising those people who have gone above and beyond to improve deaf communication over this time.  Over the 40 years we have seen so many inspiring stories and people doing amazing things …

British Sign Language Bill passes final hurdle in House of Commons, as thousands of Deaf people gather to celebrate in Trafalgar Square

18th Mar 2022

A Bill to recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language of England, Scotland and Wales has passed unopposed by MPs this afternoon on its third and final reading in the House of Commons. The BSL Bill, which was brought forward by Labour MP Rosie Cooper as a Private Member’s Bill and has since gained …

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