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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deaf History March 22nd 1912

If you thought that campaigning and lobbying were recent additions to the BDA's portfolio, think again. On this day one hundred and five years...

NI Election Hustings Report (BSL)

https://youtu.be/5lb1bzsDWA4 You Vote – You Decide BDA Northern Ireland Election Hustings - 21st February 2017 Report by Majella McAteer & John Carberry Northern Ireland are due to...

New milestone for the BSL Charter

Dr Terry Riley, Chair of the BDA, tells British Deaf News about the first signing of the BSL Charter by a Deaf mental health services provider. The...

Swiss deaf protest against emergency sirens

The Swiss Federation for the Deaf staged protests in four cities in Switzerland this week as their government carried out the annual testing of...

Deaf group raise third party data protection issues with local MP (BSL)

https://vimeo.com/202253935 Ruth Goode tells British Deaf News about a recent meeting with her groups local MP on the subject of deaf people communicating through a third party...

Let’s get BSL into the National Curriculum

TV & Radio Presenter Wayne Barrow has set up an e-petition calling for British Sign Language to be part of the National Curriculum. The petition...

Accessibility laws ‘benefit everyone’

The European Accessibility Act has the potential to create new opportunities for European business but should avoid creating “barriers” to innovation, according to Helga...
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Deaf lad wins Sky subtitling victory

A teenager who squared up to Sky TV for “discriminating” against people with hearing impairments is celebrating a “victory” against the broadcaster. Six months ago,...
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More organisations commit to the BSL Charter

Paul Redfern reports on some exciting recent developments involving the BDA’s BSL Charter. The last few weeks have been good ones for the BSL Charter....
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The road to sign language legislation in Northern Ireland

More than a decade after recognition, the prospect of a BSL/ISL Bill in Northern Ireland is now closer to becoming a reality. The BDA’s...