NEWS FOR APRIL 2013
Funding from Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Helps Deaf People in Northern Ireland
Added 30 Apr 2013
A group of 13 young Deaf people recently completed the Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language qualification having undertaken an intensive course in Northern Ireland. The course was funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) Sign Language Partnership Group.
Early Day Motion on the Tenth Anniversary of the Recognition of British Sign Language is the 15th Best Supported of Parliamentary Year
Added 26 Apr 2013
We are thrilled that the work of Signature, the British Deaf Association and Royal Association for Deaf People has encouraged MPs to sign the Early Day Motion on the Tenth Anniversary of the Recognition of British Sign Language.
Signature Annual Awards - Two Weeks Until Nominations Close
Added 24 Apr 2013
Have you made your nomination yet in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards?
If you would like to see your favourite teacher crowned Teacher of the Year or that exceptional learner named Learner of the Year you have two weeks left to make your nominations.
Get Deaf Aware is a Smash Hit
Added 22 Apr 2013
Did you know that the Signature Get Deaf Aware product is available in 3 versions for the UK, Scotland and Ireland?
The training package is self deliverable, it explains what deafness is, how to communicate and includes interesting facts and statistics. There is also information on the technology used to support deaf and hard of hearing people.
Jim Edwards Champions the Cause for a GCSE in BSL
Added 22 Apr 2013
Our Chief Executive, Jim Edwards, recently attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Deafness to garner support for Signature's campaign for a GCSE in BSL.
The meeting took place at the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 April and was also attended by Sir Malcolm Bruce MP and David Buxton, Chief Executive of the British Deaf Association.
Last Chance to Recognise Regional Stars of Deaf Communication
Added 17 Apr 2013
It's now only three weeks to go until the search for the country's most inspirational teachers and learners draws to a close.
If you have a friend, relative or colleague making a real difference to the lives of the deaf community we urge you to nominate them before the awards' regional categories close on Wednesday 8 May.
Northern Ireland Frontline Staff Introduced to Get Deaf Aware
Added 10 Apr 2013
On 11 April in Belfast, we are holding a taster session of our Deaf Awareness course aimed at organisations who employ frontline and customer facing staff.
Employees from Belfast City Airport, Newtownabbey Borough Council, Northern Ireland Fire Service and many other organisations have been invited to take part.
Deaf Day at City Lit, London
Added 05 Apr 2013
Don't forget to come and see us tomorrow, 6 April, at Deaf Day. You will find our team on the second floor at City Lit in London where we will be exhibiting in room 216 from 9.30am until 4.30pm. We will be there to offer you lots of information on our qualifications and services and will be happy to teach you how to fingerspell your name if you want to learn.