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Microsoft launches UK’s first national digital billboard campaign featuring sign language

12th Oct 2021

The first-ever national digital billboard campaign to feature British Sign Language (BSL) has been launched across the UK by Microsoft to highlight the importance of accessibility in driving innovation. The campaign has been launched at major railway stations, including Reading, Brighton, Waterloo, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds and Edinburgh Waverley. Each digital billboard …

World Teacher Day 2021

05th Oct 2021

Today is World Teacher Day, celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. It sets standards regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers for their initial preparation, further education, recruitment, employment, and learning conditions. The past 20 months have been challenging for everyone – especially teachers. So …

Deaf with Speech

04th Oct 2021

Some of you may know I was born Deaf, granted I was born with more hearing than I have today and it wasn’t until I was around 4 that I was diagnosed profoundly Deaf. I think even today my parents have a hard time believing I was born Deaf.

British Sign Language for beginners available now

04th Oct 2021

Signature the UK’s leading awarding organisation in deaf communication qualifications have today announced a new online course – British Sign Language (BSL) for beginners. BSL for beginners is a comprehensive online course developed alongside language experts and Deaf teachers to provide communication skills and knowledge. Signature have drawn on 40 years of experience enabling hundreds …

Royal Association for Deaf people launches new arts platform: HearArt

24th Sep 2021

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) are pleased to announce their collaboration on the new HearArt platform with Academy Award winner, Rachel Shenton (the Silent Child) and campaigner and photographer, Cindy Sasha. HearArt will focus on merging the UK deaf and hearing film-industry communities, supporting deaf people to develop their careers and make the …

International Week of Deaf People 2021

20th Sep 2021

Today is the start of International Week of Deaf People 2021. This week, we come together to recognise that deaf people have their own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all. This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities”. Deaf communities have …

NDCS responds to Let US Learn Too open letter

07th Sep 2021

The National Deaf Children’s Society has responded to an open letter, of which it is a signatory, from Let Us Learn Too. It was sent to the Prime Minister highlighting the difficulties disabled children and young people are facing.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Catholic Deaf Association 

02nd Sep 2021

Based in Manchester, Catholic Deaf are an association for both Deaf and hearing people who offer services and support Deaf people.

Introducing our new course – BSL for beginners

31st Aug 2021

Signature the UK’s leading awarding organisation in British Sign Language (BSL) are excited to share our new online course – BSL for beginners.   The course, an introduction to BSL and deaf awareness provides an immersive learning experience, with informal clips, receptive practice, short multiple-choice quizzes, vocabulary and more.  Over the last 6 – 12 months we have seen an increase in online ‘introductory’ courses popping up, concerns have been raised with …

Just a third of deaf students achieve two A-levels compared to more than half of hearing students

27th Jul 2021

Just a third of deaf students received two A-levels or equivalent last year compared to more than half of hearing students, the National Deaf Children’s Society has revealed.

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