NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2010
Opportunity to Give Your Opinion on Proposed Bill
Added 24 Sep 2010
As Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Deafness, Cathie Craigie MSP has introduced a consultation on a British Sign Language (BSL) Bill.
This Bill aims to secure BSL as one of Scotland's official languages, commanding equal respect with English and Gaelic; to have better awareness of information needs and services for BSL users; to protect the linguistic integrity of the language; and to promote the cultural aspects of BSL and the Deaf community as part of Scottish heritage.
Opportunity to Share Your Views
Added 09 Sep 2010
Consultation on British Sign Language (BSL) and support for Deaf and hard of hearing learners for the Learning and Skills Sector
Signature is currently carrying out an e-survey consultation on behalf of LSIS (The Learning and Skills Improvement Service) and would appreciate as much input as possible.
Brilliant Career Opportunities With Signature Based in Northern Ireland
Added 09 Sep 2010
We're looking for two dynamic and motivated individuals to liaise with Deaf people in the community encouraging and supporting Deaf sign language users to become qualified teachers and assist Public Sector organisations to work with Deaf people to make their services accessible.
Exciting News From Northern Ireland
Added 02 Sep 2010
Signature is pleased to announce that the Entitlement Framework in Northern Ireland is in place for the forthcoming academic year. The Framework requires that all pupils aged between 14 and 19 are provided with a range of options at both GCSE and A Level. There will be 24 choices at GCSE and 27 at A Level and these must include a mix of both vocational (or applied) and academic subjects. Many schools are working in partnership with other schools and Further Education Colleges in Area Learning Communities to allow them to offer this choice to pupils.