NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

BSL recognised as a language in law

Added 18 Sep 2015

British Sign Language (BSL) has been recognised as a language in law for the first time with the passing of the BSL (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers to “promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of the language known as British Sign Language”.

Welcome Newsletters for Level 1 & 2

Added 14 Sep 2015

We have recently sent out our welcome newsletters for students who are studying BSL at Level 1 & Level 2.

The Support Resources for Teachers and Students for 2015-16 are now available in My Signature

Added 08 Sep 2015

We have always recommended that teacher notes are distributed to candidates.  For the Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language we have added a pack of Handouts that you can give to your candidates to support your teaching for topics covered in the Linguistics Unit (BSL320).   

Cross sector support for statement of common purpose

Added 07 Sep 2015

Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss.

New Chair for Signature

Added 04 Sep 2015

Signature welcomes Jonathan Farnhill, as Chair of Signature. 

 

Signature calls for BSL commissioner

Added 03 Sep 2015

Signature has called on the government to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of British Sign Language (BSL) and establish a BSL Commissioner.

The call was made in evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and disability.