NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015
BSL recognised as a language in law
Added 18 Sep 2015
British Sign Language (BSL) has been recognised as a language in law for the first time with the passing of the BSL (Scotland) Bill.
The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers to “promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of the language known as British Sign Language”.
The Support Resources for Teachers and Students for 2015-16 are now available in My Signature
Added 08 Sep 2015
We have always recommended that teacher notes are distributed to candidates. For the Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language we have added a pack of Handouts that you can give to your candidates to support your teaching for topics covered in the Linguistics Unit (BSL320).
Cross sector support for statement of common purpose
Added 07 Sep 2015
Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss.
Signature calls for BSL commissioner
Added 03 Sep 2015
Signature has called on the government to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of British Sign Language (BSL) and establish a BSL Commissioner.
The call was made in evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and disability.