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Monday, May 25, 2020

Countdown to Sign Language Week

The British Deaf Association (BDA) are currently in the middle of final preparations for their annual Sign Language Week. This year the week runs...
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BDA Press Release: UN committee paves the way for a BSL Act

https://player.vimeo.com/video/231897644 UK Government needs to grant deaf people “the right to educated high-quality sign language interpretation”: leading UN committee paves the way for a British...

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...
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Deaf children still under-achieving in GCSEs

Government figures show that deaf children are 36% less likely to get 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C. The...

Sky Bet support GB Deaf Football

English Football League Sponsor Sky Bet have donated 72 signed shirts, one for each EFL club, to the Team GB Deaf football team to...

A new secondary school is planned for the Royal School for Deaf Children in...

Extracted from KentLive - 10 September 2017 - By Gabriel Shepard. Kent County Council is in talks to buy the former Royal School for Deaf Children...
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Alastair McEwin: “A perfect role for me”

BDN was delighted to catch up recently with Deaf Society of NSW President Alastair McEwin following his appointment to the post of Disability Discrimination...

NYPD giving deaf motorists cards to improve communication

The police department's deputy commissioner for collaborative policing, Susan Herman, said Wednesday that the 4-by-11-inch (10-by-28-centimeter) cards are being mailed this week to 11,590 drivers whose licenses show they are deaf or hard of hearing. The cards also will be available for download on the department's website.
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Obituary: Sheila Webster

My mother, Sheila Webster (formerly Watson, nee Keil), who has died of cancer aged 76 on 13th March 2017, taught British Sign Language (BSL),...

Scottish Government seeks views from BSL users for Culture Strategy

In line with the BSL National Plan (Culture and the Arts, page 27, no. 58), the Scottish Government is seeking the view of BSL users to ensure that the Scottish Government’s new culture strategy recognises the value of BSL and Deaf Culture, and the contribution it makes to the health, wealth and success the people and communities of Scotland.