NEWS FOR AUGUST 2010

INT6

Added 27 Aug 2010

The qualification specification, unit specifications and regulations for our Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting (QCF) are now available on our website.

MET3

Added 27 Aug 2010

We are very pleased to announce that the Signature Level 3 Award in Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People (QCF Accreditation Number: 501/0106/7) has been accredited by Ofqual. It is available for teaching from 1 September 2010.

Deaf Comedian John Smith Releases New Sketches

Added 27 Aug 2010

John Smith is a profoundly Deaf BSL user. Following on from his hugely successful, first stand up appearance late in 2005, John has moved into bigger and bigger audiences, entertaining in Deaf clubs and theatres countrywide. Using his experiences of growing up Deaf in a hearing world John brings his observations to life, engaging his audience in hours of laughter and reflection. Covering topics such as Current Deaf issues, Deaf politics and School life, John offers an amusing and fascinating insight into being Deaf and the world of British Sign Language.

2010 Welcome Newsletters Available

Added 25 Aug 2010

We have recently sent out welcome newsletters to our centres running Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language. We would be grateful if you could pass these to your Signature teachers to give to their students.

Text Relay Services

Added 20 Aug 2010

Have your say by taking part in research about the future of text relay and other services for people who are deaf, partially deaf with or without speech.

Power of Silence

Added 11 Aug 2010

Josh is sixteen, he is hard of hearing, and wears hearing aids having suffered from meningitis as a young child. As a result he attends a residential school for deaf children and young people. When his funding for the school is withdrawn, he is forced to return to mainstream education.

This powerful play follows Josh's experiences in his new school and the relationships he builds. Regularly tormented and increasingly isolated at school and home, Josh gradually breaks down the barriers between himself and his hearing school mates through friendship.

Liberty Festival at National Gallery

Added 09 Aug 2010

The Liberty Festival is an annual event at Trafalgar Square, celebrating the contribution of Deaf and disabled people to London's culture.