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Win £30 in the first Signature Blog Competition!

20th Jun 2022

Do you want to win a £30 Amazon voucher and a goodie bag of freebies? Signature is launching a blog writing competition which you could win by submitting an article with your take on the set theme. In exciting news, Signature have launched a brand new competition designed to showcase the best writing from Deaf/hard …

999 BSL: The new life-saving emergency app for BSL users

08th Jun 2022

Free VRS access to UK Emergency Services A new app is being released on the 17th June 2022 which will allow users to make free calls to UK emergency services through a BSL interpreter.   What is 999 BSL?  999 BSL is a service that connects you to British Sign Language Interpreters remotely through an …

CODA: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

25th May 2022

Deaf Representation and the Film Industry CODA is a film that is impossible to miss. Not in the clichéd sense of it being a must-see movie, but in the way that it is one which appears physically impossible to avoid. Over the past few months, CODA has absolutely swept the awards circuit worldwide, starting with …

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 …

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