What is BSL?

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!