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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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Deaf Roots and Pride: The importance of role models

The presence of a role model one can aspire to is crucial for the wellbeing of a young person as they grow up –...
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The domino effect?

Just over a month after the BSL Act was passed in Scotland, Northern Ireland’s minister of culture used her speech at a reception welcoming...
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Obituary: Tom Ferguson

Many have been deeply saddened by the news of the death of Tom Ferguson on the 7 August 2015.  Our thoughts and sympathy go...
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Obituary: Bob McCullough

The deaf world lost another of its inspirational figures recently with the passing of Bob McCullough. Bob’s colleague at the Belfast Telegraph, Alf McCreary,...
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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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Deaf Roots & Pride: Bringing sign language into the home

BDA Northern Ireland project which appoints families with BSL tutors was set up after mentors observed communication frustrations between the young people they work...

N.Ireland – Needs of deaf community not taken into account

From the Irish News - Letters to the Editor. Published 22nd May 2018 We are in agreement with the contents of a letter from Arnold...