A campaign plan is vital for a winning ‘BSL Act Now’ campaign. A strong and clear plan will serve as a roadmap to achieving our ultimate goal of a BSL Act.
The 18th March 2003 was when the UK Government formally recognised British Sign Language as a language in its own right. It also promised to look into a legal status for BSL. Eighteen years on, we’re still waiting. Waiting for the key to the door to a BSL Act. No more. We’re not waiting any longer.
I am very pleased that the Ministry of Justice has finally recognised the need to update the law to allow BSL/English interpreters in the Jury Room in order that they may interpret for Deaf jurors who use sign language.
Mark Isherwood, Member of the Senedd for North Wales, will introduce a Members’ Proposal for a British Sign Language Bill in the Senedd on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Yes, this Wednesday!
We need your help! Please contact your Member of the Senedd (MS) and ask them to support Mark Isherwood’s Proposal. See attached email which you can send to your MS.
The BDA have been fortunate to receive funding from the National Emergencies Trust to set up and deliver a BSL Helpline for Deaf people who live in the East Midlands. Thank you to those people who have shared our previous video with their families, friends and colleagues.
The BDA Midlands have been fortunate to be in receipt of some funding from the National Emergencies Trust to deliver a BSL helpline for Deaf people who live in the East Midlands.