On the 31st July, the UK Government published the BSL Report 2022, which details what the government is doing to promote and facilitate the use of British Sign Language in its communications with the public.
The BDA acknowledges the steps outlined in the BSL Act (2022) report by the UK Government to advance BSL recognition and observes that the Government, by its own admission, continues to fall short in adequately engaging with BSL users.
The report is quite ambiguous in nature, presenting very shallow efforts to truly deliver for the BSL community. In order to make a genuine impact on the BSL and Deaf Communities, the BDA is calling on the UK Government to consult and work collaboratively with members of the BSL Alliance who know our audience, to effectively promote and preserve BSL.
You can find a link to the report here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-british-sign-language-bsl-report-2022/the-british-sign-language-bsl-report-2022