The British Deaf Association (BDA) wants you to “save the date” for the British Sign Language (BSL) Pride March – Sunday 11 March 2018.
Today, the British Deaf Association welcomed the Google Doodle and linked video relating to British Sign Language, the Deaf community, and Braidwood’s Academy, but are disappointed that the poor quality of media coverage means that this gesture has fallen short.
In a landmark moment for deaf people in the UK, the UK government has been told by a leading UN committee that it must “ensure that legislation provides for the right to educated high-quality sign language interpretation…in all spheres of life”, highlighting a key loophole in current UK law.
Over Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th, the committee will review the UK Government and create a list of recommendations based on the evidence provided by the British Deaf Association and other key UK Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations.
The British Deaf Association, with other Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) from across the United Kingdom, will today attend the United Nations in Geneva to highlight the government’s ongoing human rights violations and evasive behaviour towards a major United Nations committee.
BDA Scotland chats to Rachel O’Neill, Programme Director of MSc Inclusive Education – University of Edinburgh