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Why we need more sign language interpreters in our hospitals

Imran Najafi says a lack of adequate provisions for deaf people in hospitals leads to an unacceptable lack of communication. When any of us go...
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Celebrating 145 years of Deaf football in Glasgow

Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club, the oldest surviving deaf football club in the world and the only one left in Scotland, celebrated 145 years...

BDA expresses concern over lack of dementia support for deaf community

Extracted from Evening Times - Glasgow - 12/07/2017 CHARITY leaders have expressed concern about a lack of support services for people with dementia who are...
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Good news but more Deaf actors needed

Michael Richardson reports for BDN on accessibility improvements at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As I write, the final day of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival...
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Positives in improving access to the legal system

The European Commission funded JUSTISIGNS project recently came to an end. Its remit was to look at the barriers to justice for the Deaf...

Heriot-Watt Professor wins top honour

An academic from Heriot-Watt University is part of a team of researchers who have been recognised with a major honour for their work on whether...
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BSL Bill Passed

It was a landmark decision that will affect Deaf generations to come. At 5.05pm on 17 September, the British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill...
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NorthLink Ferries introduces new Sign Language service

NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with a sign language interpreting agency to improve access and user experience for its customers with hearing difficulties

First Graduates from Scotland BSL degree course

The Herald: Scotland is setting the agenda for sign language provision internationally thanks to new graduates from the country's first degree course on the...

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.