NEWS FOR MARCH 2014

New research into assessment procedures for deaf students

Added 31 Mar 2014

Brian Kokoruwe’s research “Deaf students in the mainstream classroom- their experiences and the perspectives of the professionals that support them in the classroom” has concluded.

Equality Act no barrier to better health support for deaf people

Added 28 Mar 2014

The Equality Act does not prevent health workers recording deafness and communication needs in patient notes, the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) has confirmed.

Inequality of access leading to poor health in deaf people

Added 26 Mar 2014

Signature yesterday welcomed the Sick Of It report which revealed how the inaccessibility of health services is leading to poor health outcomes in deaf people.

A Message For Centre Administrators

Added 21 Mar 2014

If you have candidates that you are wanting to enrol for the NVQ3 qualification, please note all candidates for BSL/ISL311 and BSL/ISL312 must be registered on the portal before 31 March 2014. The External Verifier to visit the centre and verify these units by 31st March 2015.

Signature chief executive takes part in BSL Symposium 2

Added 19 Mar 2014

Jim Edwards, chief executive of Signature, yesterday reiterated the importance of statutory regulation in driving up standards of British Sign Language (BSL)/English interpreting.

ARRIVA champions driving deaf awareness forward

Added 17 Mar 2014

ARRIVA NORTH EAST has become the region's first travel provider to boast 'deaf aware champions' thanks to a national Get Deaf Aware campaign.

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership - update

Added 13 Mar 2014

Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards will attend the BSL Coalition meeting in London today, 13 March 2014

Minister pledges to promote new deaf aware care quality mark for residential care homes

Added 06 Mar 2014

Norman Lamb, Minister for Care and Support, has pledged to support and promote a new Deaf-Aware Care quality mark for residential care homes launched by RAD and [sonus], two national charities that support Deaf people.

March update from Signature

Added 03 Mar 2014

March promises to be a very busy month for Signature.