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Deaffest 2022 Film & TV Awards: Winners Announced

11th May 2022

  Last weekend marked the 14th Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film and Arts Festival! This year’s nominated films are all available to be watched for free through the Deaffest Online Cinema, which you can access through their website until the 14th May. If you are unfamiliar with the event, it is a 3-day festival …

Signature is proud to be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week!

09th May 2022

Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health! The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 May. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting …

My Deaf Story: Rebecca Withey

03rd May 2022

I recently hosted a birthday party for my son. He had invited 9 of his friends to a local sports centre for a laser tag and dodgeball afternoon, and I had the task of ensuring everything ran smoothly throughout. I liaised with the sports centre staff, lipread them and used gestures to clarify certain things. …

My Deaf Story: Oliver Richardson

02nd May 2022

Hi, I’m Oliver Richardson, I currently work as a Drinking Water Process Scientist for one of the largest Water companies in the UK. My role involves ensuring that we provide wholesome drinking water to our customers 24/7, supporting our operational colleagues with any issues that may impact drinking water quality. Deafness means exactly that; being …

My Deaf Story: Claire Cooper-King

02nd May 2022

As part of our Deaf Awareness week series see below Claire’s Deaf story.  My name is Claire Cooper-King for social media. I’m 43 years old; something my brain won’t accept, but my body agrees with wholeheartedly ha-ha. I’ve worked in accounts for nearly 22 years, but my main passions are in acting, movies, and the …

My Deaf Story: Linsey Stocks

02nd May 2022

Thanks to Linsey, the Groups Coordinator at Forth Valley Sensory Centre.

Signature Fee Update

25th Apr 2022

Signature annually review all our policies, regulations, and fees to make sure we continue to operate and provide the level of service expected by our centres and candidates. Over the last 2 years, throughout Covid, we have done as much as possible to provide support to our centres and learners to allow them to achieve …

Signature meet Casualty star Gabriella Leon

23rd Apr 2022

Gabriella Leon starred as ‘Jade Lovall’, Casualty’s first deaf series regular in the shows history between 2018-2021. Gabriella’s main storylines on Casualty involved a team of deaf creatives, where her character ‘Jade’ met her birth mother for the first time and put the authentic experience of being deaf at the front of the narrative. The …

Deaf Day 2022 – we look forward to seeing you there

20th Apr 2022

Signature is looking forward to seeing everyone at the City Lit Deaf Day this Saturday (23rd April 2022). Signature will be in room 106 why not come and say hello to our helpful team, who will be on hand to answer any questions you have. We also have some great freebies to give away this year!! …

BSL Bill moves onto the house of lords

15th Apr 2022

With the third reading reported to take place in the Lords on 27 April, there’s a real prospect we’ll have a British Sign Language (BSL) Bill ready to become law by the end of the month. It’s quite remarkable how far the Bill – which would finally give legal recognition to BSL – has come …

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