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Jen Dodds: Five reasons why I give Deaf camping festival Sign Circle the thumbs up! (BSL)

August 22, 2014


To see this article in BSL, signed by Jen, just click here or scroll down the page! The last Sign Circle festival may have been last month, but I’m still buzzing from its positivity. In fact, here are five reasons why I give Sign Circle the thumbs up (in no particular order)… 1. Camping! Camping […]

Martin McLean: Can family access to BSL be improved? An opportunity looms…

August 21, 2014


Martin McLean, I-Sign Project Manager at the National Deaf Children’s Society looks at the upcoming changes to education laws in England for children with special educational needs and how access to British Sign Language (BSL) could be improved as a result. What will the changes include? September 1st  is a big date in the calendar. […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014


NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

Amanda Everitt: Nursery Rhymes can be expressed in sign language, too

August 4, 2014


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty  Together again. I learnt these nursery rhymes when I was a wee kid. I flashed my hands for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and they went round and round in the Wheels on […]

Exclusive: The 3 candidates for BDA Chair answer our questions in their BSL videos

July 30, 2014


Recently, we posted an article telling our readers in brief about the three candidates for BDA Chair - Agnes Dyab, Terry Riley and Sylvia Simmonds. Prompted by a comment from Linda Richards on that article, we decided to ask the candidates to answer five questions in BSL so that the BDA members can compare their responses before they make […]

Ted Evans: Come along to Shuffle Festival on Sunday and watch Together, a forgotten classic about two Deaf men

July 29, 2014


Naturally I’m always interested when deaf people are portrayed in films, I personally seek them out for my development project where I am looking at the portrayal of deaf characters in film and how sign language is captured. So if I hear I about a certain film, I have to see it and that is […]

800 Deaf campers enjoy this year’s Sign Circle festival!

July 28, 2014


800 Deaf campers are today making their way home after enjoying this year’s Sign Circle camping festival, which was held in Longridge, Lancashire. Among this year’s attractions were a new ‘pub bus’ (above) improvised comedy (below), signed poetry, drama and media workshops, an outdoor cinema from the BSL Zone, dog show, mud wrestling, zorbing, and […]