Why do you have a ‘Pride in BSL’?: Hi, my name is Dean and I’m hearing. Why am I proud? 7 Years ago I started a job to market and promote subtitling technology. I met lots of deaf people as a result who all told me that they were disappointed. I asked why and they said it was because I could sign. Learnt BSL and now I volunteer with a deaf charity, I help teach beginners BSL but best of all I now have lots of deaf friends.