NEWS FOR JANUARY 2014

I-Sign 2 Board Meeting

Added 30 Jan 2014

We are attending a meeting of the I-Sign 2 Board today, at NDCS in London.

Are you deaf? Have you recently been let down in a medical situation?

Added 29 Jan 2014

Tell us your story.

A new range of learning opportunities in Deafblind Studies

Added 23 Jan 2014

 In 2014, a Deafblind course will be delivered in Glasgow over three consecutive days in May and a further three consecutive days in the late autumn.

CPD Events for teachers of British Sign Language

Added 22 Jan 2014

Are you a teacher looking for Continuing Professional Development courses in linguistics?

Access to Work update from UKCoD and BDA

Added 20 Jan 2014

On Tuesday 14 January UKCoD and the BDA held a seminar on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work scheme.

Statement by Signature 20th January 2014

Added 20 Jan 2014

 

It has recently been reported that a hospital failed to provide a deaf couple with a sign language interpreter during the traumatic birth of their son, causing uproar within the wider deaf community.

Are you a parent of a deaf child who has learned British Sign Language?

Added 17 Jan 2014

As part of the I-Sign 2 project a survey has been launched aimed at parents of deaf children who have learned British Sign Language (BSL) or have thought about learning it.

 

Great News from BSL Homework

Added 15 Jan 2014

Great news! BSL Homework is now more accessible than ever.

 

 

UKCoD and BDA Seminar on Access to Work

Added 10 Jan 2014

UKCoD and the BDA are holding a seminar on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work scheme.

David Blunkett MP continues to support deaf issues

Added 09 Jan 2014

Earlier this week, Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards, met with Rt Hon David Blunkett MP to discuss some of our campaign work.

Hearing Screening for Life campaign moves forward

Added 09 Jan 2014

We are pleased to report that the Hearing Screening for Life campaign continues to move forward.

Come and meet Signature at Education Show

Added 08 Jan 2014

Come along and meet us from 20-23 March at NEC Birmingham. You will find us at stand number F1, where our team will be waiting to tell you about our qualifications and the services we offer.

BDA campaign for deaf people to receive support from registered communication professionals - sign the petition

Added 07 Jan 2014

We support the British Deaf Association’s call on the government to lead an initiative to ensure that all public bodies and agencies, whether national or local, are required by law to provide a deaf person with a registered communication professional

External statement

Added 06 Jan 2014

Following our recent statement regarding the departure of Doug Bradley, we are pleased to announce that to help our transition towards future arrangements, Doug has agreed to work with us on an interim basis in the New Year.

The History of British Sign Language

Added 03 Jan 2014

In 2013 DCAL, along with the British Deaf History society and UCL’s Action on Hearing Loss Library, hosted an exhibition on the history of BSL.

Terry Riley receives OBE in New Year Honours List

Added 02 Jan 2014

Signature would like to congratulate Terry Riley on being awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours List, for services to broadcasting and deaf people.