The BSL (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Mark Griffin MSP on 29th October 2014.
Now, Scotland’s Education and Culture Committee is asking Deaf people to provide their views on the Bill.
The Bill seeks to promote the use of BSL, and responses can be given in BSL (via video) or in written English.
There are a range of questions in the call for evidence, and they can be seen in BSL at this link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/help/83958.aspx
The closing date for responses is 2nd February 2015, and all responses should be sent to the Committee clerks at this email address:email@example.com
Or responses (in written English only) can be posted to: Clerk to the Education and Culture Committee, Room T3.40, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.
You can find out all about the Bill in BSL at this link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/help/82866.aspx
You can also download the documents in English here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/82853.aspx
This article was first published on the BSL Zone website and is shared here by permission.
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