[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/152497000" align="center"][vc_column_text] Journey to British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 Let's take a reflection with this special video clip showing Scotland's historic campaigning in 2014 and journey towards the passing of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act in 2015. The video was released on Saturday 17th September 2016 to mark one year anniversary of 'BSL (Scotland) Act 2015'. For more information and updates on BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 - please click here to view on Br...

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Sign language has a very long and rich history - the very first record of sign language dates back to 5BC. Thomas Braidwood brought sign language into the educational system in UK in the 18th century and lasted for a good fifty years till the 1889 Royal Commission of the Blind and Deaf & Dumb was issued. This commission saw the end of sign language in schools! The 1944 Education Act ensured that sign language stayed away from the classrooms in Britain - any schools of the Deaf who used the ‘oral’ system were given a rise! The ninet...

How many people use BSL in the UK?  How many of these users are Deaf? Based on official statistics, we believe the figure is 151,000 and 87,000 of these are Deaf. (This figure does not include professional BSL users, Interpreters, Translators, etc unless they use BSL at home)   What official statistics are you referring to? Our statistics are based on the percentage of ‘BSL users at home’ from the Scottish Census in 2011 because the question about BSL was badly phrased in the Census for England, Wales and Northern Irel...

BSL stands for British Sign Language, the first or preferred language used by 151,000 people in the UK. It is a natural language created by deaf people and dates back hundreds of years. BSL has its own grammatical structure and syntax, as a language it is not dependant nor is it strongly related to spoken English. Did you know that many hearing people also use BSL, making it more common than Welsh and Gaelic!  ...

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Deaf General Secretary of BDDA: Leslie Edwards (1935-1951) - you can watch old video, click here[/caption] Back in 1880, the Second International Congress of Education of the Deaf was held in Milan, where educators came from all over the world to discuss three main topics. These were: ‘School Buildings’, ‘Teaching’ and ‘Methods’. The conference, which was organised by those who favoured oral education, quickly focused on the last topic ‘Methods’, which saw a lot of pro-oral presen...