Why do you have a ‘Pride in BSL’?: Learning sign language has means you can communicate freely with people, including those abroad. I have friends in San Francisco that I can sign with. As well as that I meet many other deaf people from all over the world. Last week, I met deaf people from Latvia and I found it easy enough to communicate with them. BSL has opened many doors for me, if I was hearing and just relying on a spoken language, I wouldn’t be able to communicate freely with these people. Sign language really has broadened the horizons of my world.