NEWS FOR MAY 2013
Zip and Friends Create a Buzz
Added 24 May 2013
There was much excitement when Signature exhibited our new product SignSpell at this week's Nasen 2013 Leadership conference.
The product was very well received by teachers and special educational needs co-ordinators attending the conference, particularly those working with dyslexic children.
British Sign Language Should Qualify as a GCSE Foreign Language Option
Added 20 May 2013
National Charity Urges Educational Reform as Part of Government Consultation.
British Sign Language (BSL) should qualify as a GCSE foreign language option under the new national curriculum, urges leading deaf charity Signature.
Spit the Dummy Meeting Campaigns for Change
Added 17 May 2013
The Spit the Dummy campaign offers exciting opportunities for the deaf community.
Signature recently attended a meeting of the campaign group in London. The aim of the campaign is to establish a British Sign Language (BSL) Act to safeguard the rights of Deaf people.
Scared, abandoned and ignored: public services for deaf people
Added 13 May 2013
Following on from last week's article in the Guardian, Lack of British Sign Language interpreters putting deaf people at risk, see Signature Chief Executive, Jim Edwards, by-lined opinion piece in the Guardian Professional section.
See Signature on BBC See Hear
Added 09 May 2013
You may remember we recently told you about the Parliamentary Reception which was organised by Signature, the British Deaf Association and Royal Association for Deaf People. The reception took place on 18 March to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Recognition of British Sign Language.
A Chance to Improve Services for Deaf Children
Added 03 May 2013
A government contract provides a golden opportunity to improve Deaf children's access to communication.
The Department for Education recently issued a tender for a two year contract to provide services for sensory impaired children. Successful bidders have been asked to show that they are able to work with children with all types of sensory impairment. The tender includes a special requirement to demonstrate skills in British Sign Language (BSL), ensuring that Deaf children and BSL are a key element of the government's services for sensory impaired children.