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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 …

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 …

NHS Launches Landmark Mental Health Campaign With ‘Help!’ From The Beatles

01st Apr 2022

The NHS has launched a new landmark campaign using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!” to get the nation taking better care of their mental health. Backed by some of the UK’s biggest artists, the campaign encourages people struggling with their mental health to seek support. ‘Help!’, written by John Lennon in 1964, was credited by the …

Introducing the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!  

28th Mar 2022

We are delighted to introduce the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!   This is a one-off event, where we will come together for Signature’s 40th-year celebration, recognising those people who have gone above and beyond to improve deaf communication over this time.  Over the 40 years we have seen so many inspiring stories and people doing amazing things …

British Sign Language Bill passes final hurdle in House of Commons, as thousands of Deaf people gather to celebrate in Trafalgar Square

18th Mar 2022

A Bill to recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language of England, Scotland and Wales has passed unopposed by MPs this afternoon on its third and final reading in the House of Commons. The BSL Bill, which was brought forward by Labour MP Rosie Cooper as a Private Member’s Bill and has since gained …

Signature are proud to be supporting Sign Language Week 2022

14th Mar 2022

Signature is once again proud to be supporting Sign Language Week 2022, the campaign is run on an annual basis by the British Deaf Association (BDA).  The theme for Sign Language Week 2022 is: “BSL Brings Us Together”.  The aim of the campaign is to encourage people of all ages across the UK to take up …

National Careers Week 2022

07th Mar 2022

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education. A Signature qualification can set you on the path to a number …

BSL Bill 3rd reading and BSL Rally

01st Mar 2022

The 18th of March will be an important day for the Deaf community in the UK. It marks the 19th anniversary of the date British Sign Language was first recognized as a language in its own right by the UK government. We are now 19 years later, and we hope that this year we will …

BSL Bill passes 2nd reading: UK Deaf community celebrates important step towards legal status of British Sign Language

29th Jan 2022

Deaf people around the UK are celebrating a vital step towards the legal recognition of British Sign Language (BSL), after the BSL Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons today. BSL is the first language of 87,000 Deaf people in the UK. The language was formally recognised by the UK government in …

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