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Derby Deaf school out of special measures 

Staff and pupils at a Derby school are celebrating after a Government inspector removed it from special measures after finding ‘significant improvements’. Royal School for...

Brave Gavin is yachtsman of the year

Gavin Reid, 28, an amateur sailor who was born deaf, has beaten “his heroes”, Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson,...

Power in Our Hands online now (BSL)

https://vimeo.com/204640918 "Power in Our Hands", the BDA's ground-breaking feature length documentary released in 2015, is now available to watch in the comfort of your own...

Order! BSL question in the Commons

History was made in the House of Commons chamber at Westminster this week when Dawn Butler, MP for Brent, became the first Member of Parliament...

The importance of Sign Language in early years

“It does not slow down your speech. Signing babies generally have better language capacity or language authority than babies who don't sign, because even though signing is physical, it's still a language. Whether it's manual or verbal is secondary to the point that you're learning to communicate your thoughts and ideas, learning to transmit your intentions to someone else and theirs to you.”

Obituary: Goronwy Williams

Goronwy Williams aged 87 passed away on 6th January 2018. A former pupil of The Royal School for the Deaf in Manchester, Goronwy was known...

Participants wanted for sign language flash mob

More people are needed for a flash mob performing a song in sign language at Westgate Centre, Oxford, for Deaf Awareness Week.

Analysis of the debate in Parliament for BSL to be on the National Curriculum

Despite the petition for British Sign Language (BSL) to be on the National Curriculum not reaching the normal threshold to be considered for debate...
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Turkey and USA take top honours at 3rd World Deaf Football Championships

The Women’s and Men’s National Teams of Great Britain participated in the World Deaf Football Championships 2016 held in Italy between 19th June and...

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...