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Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on UK Deaf Sport

01st Jun 2021

Built around many deaf sports organisations, UK Deaf Sport is a national governing body and charity. The organisation is dedicated to supporting deaf people with their access through sport. Their primary aim is the encouragement of deaf people to participate, enjoy, and excel at sport. 

Heather Jackson award winner announced

24th May 2021

Congratulations to Lidia Best who has been awarded The Heather Jackson Award for her significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people. Lidia who is currently the chair of NADP (National Association of Deafened People) became hard of hearing at the age of 12 before completely losing her hearing in …

Recognising Signature teachers

10th May 2021

The last 14 months have been difficult and for a lot of us, we have faced disruptions that we couldn’t have anticipated. At Signature, we worked hard to adjust how we work and developed an online platform that allows learners across all levels to learn and take assessments online. Moving forward, as things begin to return to normal, the option to teach online will remain available to our centres.

Introducing the Signature Guest Blog

05th May 2021

2020 brought new challenges for all of us, but it also gave us a lot of time to think about what is most important. In 2021 we want to improve our digital platforms and create new opportunities for us to connect with our audience.  

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

03rd May 2021

The past 12 months have been exceptionally challenging for all of us, with restrictions easing and life slowly returning back to normal Signature is proud to support UK Council on Deafness by celebrating Deaf Awareness Week.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on deafscotland

27th Apr 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at deafscotland. Known for being the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland, deafscotland (Formerly Scottish Council on Deafness) is made up of members from across the country. Much of their work involves organising events, conferences and National Council meetings. deafscotland state that their vision …

Heather Jackson Award 2021

24th Mar 2021

The Heather Jackson Award is presented jointly by the National Association of Deafened People (NADP), Signature, and Hearing Link. The award is made annually to a deafened person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunities of deafened people, as well as enhanced positive relationships between deafened and hearing people.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on BATOD

22nd Mar 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf).

Formed in 1976, BATOD is the sole association in the UK which represent teachers of deaf children and young people.

Celebrating Sign Language Week 2021

15th Mar 2021

Run by the British Deaf Association, the theme of this year's Sign Language Week is Sign Language for all.

Online assessments – Level 4 & 6

22nd Feb 2021

We are excited to announce that centres will now be able to carry out and book assessments online for Level 4 and Level 6 in BSL.

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