NEWS FOR JUNE 2010

Noteable develop new captioning software

Added 30 Jun 2010

Following Deaf Awareness Week 2010, Noteable are proud to announce their newly developed captioning software "Stage Captions 1.0" which will greatly aid the accessibility of theatre and performance captioning across the country. This captioning software has been specially developed to relay output to LCD screens, making it unique in current theatre captioning provision.

Deadline for Signature Annual Awards

Added 30 Jun 2010

Time is ticking! The deadline to get your nominations in for the Signature Annual Awards 2010 is midnight tonight. National Award categories include the Joseph Maitland Robinson Award, Teacher of the Year, Learner of the Year, Young Learner of the Year, Centre of the Year, Communication Professional of the Year and Organisational Achievement of the Year.

Events at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Added 29 Jun 2010

Popular talks, lectures or demonstrations at the Victoria and Albert Museum are sometimes translated into British Sign Language (BSL) or are given in Sign Supported English (SSE) by deaf lecturers.

Latest Level 2 Training Course a big success!

Added 28 Jun 2010

On Friday 18th June, a group of 9 BSL tutors from across Northern Ireland took part in a Signature Level 2 Training Course held in Belfast.

Michael Parkinson: The deaf are discriminated against

Added 28 Jun 2010

Michael Parkinson is still haunted by the isolation experienced by his grandparents, who were both profoundly deaf. The chat-show host says we must all do more to help the hard of hearing.

Help for hard of hearing as town becomes deaf-aware

Added 28 Jun 2010

Linlithgow is to be made Scotland's first deaf- aware town under an innovative new project run by the national school for the deaf.

Tourist attractions, shops and businesses across the West Lothian town are being encouraged to become more aware of the needs of the deaf under the new initiative.

2010 Deaf Sports Personality of the Year

Added 21 Jun 2010

Date: Saturday 27th November 2010

Time: 7pm till 2am, awards begin at 8:30pm

Venue: Wembley National Stadium, London HA9 0WS

Why not become BSL1 Assessor for Signature?

Added 21 Jun 2010

Signature is looking for people interested in becoming Assessors for our Level 1 Award in British Sign Language (BSL) qualification. The primarily role will be to assess BSL1 video-recorded assessments within a timescale.

BSLQ3 Qualification Specification

Added 21 Jun 2010

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language Qualification Specification for 2010-11 is now available on our website.

Event to raise money for NDCS

Added 16 Jun 2010

Deaf Billy Elliot is a Generation Game night with lots of fun guaranteed!

In Tune

Added 16 Jun 2010

Join us as we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week!

Be inspired by a musical extravaganza performed by talented deaf artists and musicians!

Deafinitely Creative Competition

Added 16 Jun 2010

Deafinitely Theatre is holding a contest to find four deaf people for our playwright development programme, Deafinitely Creative.

Information on Framework Levels

Added 16 Jun 2010

The Qualifications Regulator in 2010 allocated new levels to NVQ qualifications on the QCF, which recognises these qualifications more precisely and compares them directly to qualifications offered by universities. The framework has eight qualification levels (above Entry Level), compared with the 5 levels used for NVQs until now.

Accreditation of the New Signature Level 3 NVQ Certificate in BSL

Added 10 Jun 2010

We are very pleased to announce the new Signature Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language (Ref: 500/9615/1) has been accredited by Ofqual. This is our first NVQ qualification on the QCF. It is available for teaching from 1 September 2010 and is fundable as a full Level 3 Qualification.

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language Update

Added 10 Jun 2010

We can now share with you the new Level 3 draft qualification specification.

Accreditation of the new Signature Level 3 NVQ Certificate in BSL

Added 10 Jun 2010

We are very pleased to announce the new Signature Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language (Ref: 500/9615/1) has been accredited by Ofqual. This is our first NVQ qualification on the QCF. It is available for teaching from 1 September 2010 and is fundable as a full Level 3 Qualification.