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.
Today is International Day of Sign Languages – Sign Languages are for everyone!
The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users.
BDA’s Peter Kendell had the exciting opportunity to attend Microsoft’s EU Accessibility Summit in Brussels, Belgium to learn about the company’s strides in developing assistive technology to improve accessibility for d/Deaf, blind and physically disabled users.
The British Deaf Association (NI) in partnership with the Ulster Society at Jordanstown School are hosting an ‘Evening of Remembrance and Celebration’ on Friday 28th September from 6pm – 9pm and your presence would be most welcome and greatly appreciated.
The Midlands’ Deaf Roots & Pride team took a trip to the fantastic Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire for a day of twists and turns on the park’s many rides and attractions.
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.