Browsing All posts tagged under »bsl act«

“We want more than an Act of Parliament” says Sarah Batterbury, BDA expert

March 12, 2014


Next week the BDA (British Deaf Association) launch Sign Language Week with the theme of ‘Strengthening Our Rights’. Planned to […]

“I didn’t know what would be done.” Deaf actor Matthew Gurney explains how he had an operation without being given an interpreter

December 9, 2013


The last week has been a blur. After watching Gerry Hughes appearing on Surprise Surprise last Sunday at my friend’s […]

Deaf news: New era for signers in New Zealand

September 3, 2013


While our leaders thrash it out with Sir Malcolm Bruce at Westminster, in New Zealand their Human Rights Commission has […]

Deaf News: Crunch meeting of deaf organisations and groups at Parliament today

September 3, 2013


A who’s who of representatives of the UK’s deaf world will be meeting today at Portcullis House, Westminster, to try […]

Deaf News: Deaf leaders look to the future as 30% of eligible MPs back Early Day Motion calling for action on BSL

April 29, 2013


The closing date to sign Early Day Motion (EDM) 1167 passed on Friday with 122 MPs from across the political […]

Deaf News: MPs rush to put BSL into the top 15 Early Day Motions of the year

April 25, 2013


A rush of 12 MPs signing an EDM (Early Day Motion) this week to promote the rights of sign language […]

Alison Bryan: How to get a BSL Act onto the government agenda

April 19, 2013


This article was first published on Grumpy Old Deafies here: and is republished here under a Creative Commons licence and […]

98% of Tory MPs haven’t signed the BSL motion but the Lib Dems lead the way

March 30, 2013


Almost half of the available Liberal Democrat MPs have signed parliamentary EDM (Early Day Motion) 1167 calling for more support […]

Donna Williams: How it feels to be ‘spitting the dummy’!

March 12, 2013


Well. What a fortnight. I feel like I’m about to come out. I’m going to come out as… an admin […]

Watch: Hilarious ‘Downfall’ parody about the campaign for a BSL Act!

March 8, 2013


This chicken has seen a few of these Downfall parody films now, with the subtitles adjusted to make it look […]