NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

Signature Stakeholder Conference

Added 30 Sep 2013

Signature is holding a stakeholder conference tomorrow, 1 October.

Census tells us 13,000 BSL users in Scotland

Added 27 Sep 2013

On 26 September, the key results on population, ethnicity, identity, language, religion, health, housing and accommodation from the 2011 Census in Scotland were released.

 

HM Revenue & Customs pilot service for deaf people

Added 26 Sep 2013

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are running a pilot to introduce a new service for their deaf customers. The pilot will run from 2 September 2013 until 31 October 2013.

Meet Signature at Language Show Live

Added 19 Sep 2013

National charity and leading awarding body in British Sign Language, Signature, is preparing to exhibit at this year’s Language Show Live.

UCAS launches videos to help deaf students going to university

Added 18 Sep 2013

Deaf students applying to university now have additional support from UCAS, with seven new videos available in British Sign Language.

Recognising a Legal Status for British Sign Language motion -update

Added 18 Sep 2013

On Tuesday 17 September, we were proud to be present as the Liberal Democrats annual conference voted unanimously for the motion, “Recognising a Legal Status for British Sign Language” (BSL).  This was proposed by David Buxton of the British Deaf Association, in his capacity as a member of the party. 

We have updated My Signature

Added 17 Sep 2013

Having listened to feedback from our centres, we have made some improvements to My Signature. Users will see that it looks a little more like our website and we have also made some functional changes.

See Hear set to continue

Added 16 Sep 2013

We are happy to tell you that, following reports that BBC See Hear was under threat, it has been re-commissioned until 2015. The popular magazine programme will return to our screens on Wednesday 18 September.

Signature to find out more about the youth contract

Added 16 Sep 2013

On 17 September, Signature will be attending a business lunch with Mark Hoban, the Minister of State for Employment. Mark will speak on the youth contract, a UK government initiative aiming to get young people aged 18 to 24 into employment through various incentives for businesses.


 

Signature Attending Digital Communication Conference

Added 12 Sep 2013

As part of our ongoing lobbying and campaign work in the area of deaf communication, we are attending a conference today, 12 September, 'The Future of Local Government Marketing and Communications'.

Win a Onesie

Added 11 Sep 2013

Are you learning British Sign Language with Signature? Are you a fan of Onesies?

BBC See Hear may be under threat

Added 10 Sep 2013

There are fears that the long running magazine programme for deaf people, BBC See Hear, may be under threat

Manchester teacher training events, places still available

Added 09 Sep 2013

It’s not too late for teachers to book to attend our training events which are taking place in Manchester on 17 October

Debate on deaf access to telephone banking

Added 04 Sep 2013

Signature is meeting with Lord Shipley tomorrow, 5 September, to discuss arranging a debate in the House of Lords on deaf access to telephone banking

Deafblind Communicator-Guide Support Worker course to be held in Durham

Added 03 Sep 2013

We look forward to welcoming Deafblind Enablement to the Signature Head Office in Durham where they will be running a Deafblind Communicator-Guide Support Worker 5-day course, in October