NEWS FOR APRIL 2015
BSL (Scotland) Bill gains the support of the Education and Culture Committee
Added 28 Apr 2015
Support for the BSL (Scotland) bill increased significantly yesterday, with the announcement that it has gained the backing of the Education and Culture Committee. Members called for the Scottish Parliament to support the bill when it is debated in Holyrood next Tuesday.
Added 22 Apr 2015
We have been informed by the Skills Funding Agency that the following qualifications will now appear in the 2015-2016 brochure as eligible for funding:
- Level 1 Award in British Sign Language
- Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
Deaf sector pulls together ahead of general election
Added 16 Apr 2015
Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss will be working collectively to influence the next government following agreement of a statement of common purpose (attached).
Organisations from all sectors are now being asked to become founder signatories and promote the statement.
A campaign will be launched after the general election to raise awareness of the problems faced by people who are deaf or have a hearing loss and the solutions the sector is pursuing.