Following the BSL Act legally recognising BSL as a language of England, Scotland and Wales which 151,000 people use, the Government have announced recruitment plans to join their BSL Advisory Board which will see BSL users advising the government on key issues impacting the Deaf community.
On 24 July, we celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the British Deaf Association. The BDA was formed by Francis Maginn in Leeds as the British Deaf and Dumb Association (BDDA) on 24 July 1890.
BDA Scotland’s DRP Transitions project were delighted to work with Veterinary Nurse Assistant, Julie Beckett, to deliver specialist workshops about veterinary care to P3-P7 classes at St Roch’s Primary and S1-S6 classes at St Roch’s Secondary in Glasgow.
Robin Ash, the BDA’s BSL Equality & Rights Co-ordinator was in East London last week, facilitating the two engagement sessions for the local Deaf community to give their feedback to Greater London Authority about their experiences of living in London.
he BSL Act Now! Campaign was led by the British Deaf Association (BDA), working collaboratively with other deaf organisations such as RNID, Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), Signature, Institute of British Sign Language (iBSL), SignHealth, the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS),
Recently BDA Scotland visited Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes in Fife, to deliver a workshop to young Deaf pupils all about human rights.