Browsing All posts tagged under »BSL«

Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014

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In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]

Emily Howlett: For my young son, signing is last week’s trick. Speech has taken over…

October 14, 2014

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Do you know, even before there was the remotest chance I might ever become a mother, I was a great believer in the brilliance of babies signing. I don’t mean ‘baby sign’; that chubby hand waving that bears no resemblance to BSL or assistance to communication beyond being cute to watch, which I still harbour […]

Deaf News: Key sign language mental health service for Deaf people “slowly dying” due to lack of NHS funds (BSL)

October 10, 2014

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A mental health service for Deaf people has been forced to cut much-needed staff due to lack of funding, just as the coalition government announces ambitious plans to invest millions making mental health and physical health equal priorities. £1.5 million has been invested in training specialist therapists working in British Sign Language, but now a […]

Matt Dixon: Campaigners need to think again about how they communicate with the deaf community (BSL)

October 9, 2014

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I write this article as more of a plea rather than a news item. Like many other people, as well as growing up in the deaf community, I now work within the community and I have deaf friends and colleagues. In recent times, I have started discussions with a Deaf person about general politics and […]

Deaf News: BSL SignBank, a ‘living’ British Sign Language dictionary, is launched online

October 7, 2014

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Now anyone with an interest in British Sign Language (BSL) will have access to the first ever usage-based dictionary created at one of the world’s leading research Universities. The dictionary has been developed by academics at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based at University College London. The signs were collected from the […]

Deaf News: Minister for Culture and Digital Economy gives online interpreting platform the thumbs up

October 3, 2014

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On Tuesday, Ed Vaizey, the Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, visited one of our supporters, Sign Solutions to learn more about their video relay InterpretersLive! platform. InterpretersLive! allows Deaf people to access an interpretation service via video link from their desktop, tablet or smartphone and aims to provide them with the […]

Lesley Weatherson: Find out all about Lipspeaking with Signed Support (LSS)

September 25, 2014

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I’m deaf. I lip read and I find some signs help me. Can you help? A regular request for lipspeakers and a growing method of communication support. But what is it? Where does it fit? Is there a qualification? Well you certainly won’t find anything that resembles this on the Signature website. There is no […]