What is BSL?


‘BSL’ stands for British Sign Language, BSL is a language in its own right, with its own grammar, vocabulary and syntax.

It is used by approximately 151,000 people across the UK. It is the natural language of deaf people and has a rich history dating back many hundreds of years.

BSL is Britain’s fourth indigenous language!

Many hearing people also use BSL, making it more commonly used than Welsh or Gaelic!