NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 2013

Extra date added to Level 3 teacher training programme

Added 29 Nov 2013

Due to the popularity of the Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language training for teachers, an extra date has been added to the programme.

Have your say on the NHS Accessible Information project

Added 28 Nov 2013

NHS England has launched a survey on its project to develop a set of national standards to make information accessible for disabled people.

Request for case studies - children and young people

Added 28 Nov 2013

We are seeking effective practice case study examples to contribute to the audit. 

Signature discuss Video Relay Service with Ed Vaizey MP

Added 27 Nov 2013

Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards, is meeting today with Ed Vaizey the Minister for Culture and Communications to discuss the next steps for Video Relay Service (VRS).

We want you!

Added 27 Nov 2013

Do you have experience and knowledge that can help us in developing our qualifications and projects?

Signature to meet with Tessa Munt to discuss a GCSE BSL

Added 26 Nov 2013

Tomorrow, 27 November, we will meet with Tessa Munt MP to discuss our campaign for a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL).

Trial of new subtitling service in Scottish Parliament

Added 26 Nov 2013

A new service aimed at making First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) more accessible has been developed and is now available on the Scottish Parliament’s You Tube channel.

Improving outcomes for learners using BSL and sign support tell us your views

Added 25 Nov 2013

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) has been awarded a two year contract by the Department for Education which will run from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2015. You can learn more about Signature’s role in this project on our Campaign work and partnerships page.

Communication Support Bill update

Added 25 Nov 2013

Signature is one of seven leading deaf organisations and groups who are meeting in Westminster today to discuss the next steps for Sir Malcolm Bruce MP’s Communication Support Bill.

Signature publish pass rates - August 2012 to July 2013

Added 21 Nov 2013

We are delighted to share with you the pass rates for Signature qualifications taken from August 2012 to July 2013.

Signature encourage MPs to sign Hearing Screening Early Day Motion

Added 20 Nov 2013

We are urging MPs to get behind Stephen Lloyd’s Hearing Screening for Life campaign by signing his Early Day Motion (EDM).

Signature meet with Lord Low

Added 18 Nov 2013

We are meeting with Lord Low of Dalston today to discuss our joint deaf sector campaign for improved communication and language support.

Signature support Hearing Loss in Adulthood debate

Added 12 Nov 2013

Lilian Greenwood, Labour MP for Nottingham, has organised an adjournment debate today on hearing loss in adulthood.

Signature to meet with Stephen Lloyd MP

Added 11 Nov 2013

We are meeting with Stephen Lloyd MP tomorrow, 12 November, to discuss his work on hearing screening.