On Wednesday 6th October 2021, Rosie Cooper, MP, met with representatives from the Deaf Sector to discuss a British Sign Language Bill which she will bring forward as a Private Member’s Bill in January 2022.
Legal status of BSL
The British Deaf Association congratulates #WhereistheInterpreter team on winning a key argument in the Judicial Review – the result of which was announced today.
The Northern Ireland Assembly have reprised calls for a BSL/ISL Bill and hope to see progress “in the coming weeks and months”.
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.