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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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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What impact will Brexit have on the Deaf community?

In the final part of his three part feature on Brexit, our legal expert Rob Wilks looks at a number of areas in which...
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Over 1,000 sign language users descend on Brussels

John A Hay MBE reports on the recent “Multilingualism and Equal Rights in the European Union: the role of sign language” conference in Brussels Wednesday...
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Brexit: Are we facing the UK’s greatest constitutional crisis yet?

This is the second of three articles about Brexit. After describing how Brexit will be achieved and what problems are likely to be encountered...
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Brexit: What’s it all about?

The dust is just about settling after the political upheaval caused by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in a Referendum on...
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Sign Language Framework Consultation

The BDA’s Majella McAteer updates BDN readers on the public consultation in Northern Ireland on a new Sign Language Framework. On the 15th of March...
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We don’t need a BSL Act, apparently

Rob Wilks, a qualified solicitor and formerly with the RAD Deaf Law Centre, argues that we must have BSL legislation to prevent Deaf people...
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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...
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A giant stride towards sign language recognition in Malta

A big step towards official recognition of sign language in Malta was taken in March when the Maltese Sign Language Recognition Bill was presented...
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Arming the world’s deaf youth with knowledge

British Deaf Association Youth board member Simon Herdman became the first Brit on the board of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section...