We would like to extend an invitation to join us at the Annual General Meeting for the British Deaf Association in Manchester on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The British Deaf Association are pleased to announce that in 2018 we will be once again hosting Sign Language Week from the 12th – 18th of March. The week will build up to our Pride in BSL Day on Sunday 18th March.
Today as part of the commemoration a special award ceremony is taking place. One of the awards, the Diana Award, is going to a young deaf boy who the BDA nominated. His name is Danny Murphy.
The Liberal Democrats have called upon the UK Government to urgently review its policies in regards to persons with disabilities and for them to take immediate steps to remedy failures highlighted by the United Nations Committee in August.
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.