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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...

Gallaudet University – ‘Deaf President Now’

Gallaudet University is the only one in the world where all seminars and lectures are in Sign. It is in Washington DC and was...
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

People accept that I’m gay, but not that I’m disabled

Extracted from The Guardian – 13 January 2017 – As told to Joan McFadden.  When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and...

A letter to… our child, who is deaf, for whom we have to make...

Extracted from The Guardian - 16 December 2017.  Forgive me, my darling girl, we are going to make a decision for you. It is a...
National Curriculum with BSL - Petition

97% of young people support for BSL in GCSE

  97% of young people support the idea of a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL). A petition (currently at 22,008 signatures) calls for BSL...
Human Rights

Human Rights: Don’t Stay Out – Stand Up

I attended a week long Human Rights Training session in Malta, facilitated by the European Union of Deaf Youth (EUDY). Established in 1987, EUDY...
Audism - Painting by Nancy Rourke

Audism

Audism. That word has been around for a while, but I don’t feel like people really know what it means. The word was coined in 1975...
Three - BSL video screen shotvideo

Three launches free in-store Sign Language service for customers

https://vimeo.com/234307553 Three UK partners with Sign Solutions to enable Deaf customers to receive in-store support Three is launching a new in-store Video Relay service to help...
Døvefilm under threat

Døvefilm (Deaf Film) – Danish Sign Language TV programme is under threat

GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP DEAF TV LIVE IN DENMARK - SIGN THE PETITION - TAP HERE (Note: some Danish language included) On Thursday, 31 August,...
Dr Terry Riley - BDA Chairvideo

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...