The Northern Ireland Assembly have reprised calls for a BSL/ISL Bill and hope to see progress “in the coming weeks and months”.
Legal status of BSL
On the 11th of December, BDA NI, and leading Deaf researchers, will be releasing a groundbreaking report on the barriers Deaf people face when trying to access justice in Northern Ireland.
BDA (NI) would like to invite you to join us to celebrate International Week of the Deaf. The theme this year is ‘Sign Language Rights for all!’
Belfast City Council has today become the first Northern Ireland council to sign up to the British/Irish Sign Language Charter, committing to promote better access to public services for Deaf communities.
A GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL) could be introduced in the UK before the next general election after the Government’s Department for Education (DfE) reversed a decision to delay any new qualifications.
WFD and WASLI have jointly developed a statement to express their concern about the way in which decisions on where and when to use signing avatars as a form of access to spoken or written content is being managed by public authorities.