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The 5th anniversary of apathy BSL recognition

Yep, five years ago today, the Government announced that it recognised BSL as an official British language. Whoopee-do!

A few months later, we had another (pre-planned) march through London to push for a BSL Act. This banner was there:

bslrec1.jpg

And on the back, it wisely said...

bslrec2.jpg

Did we? Umm, no.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - we British Deaf NEED to get off our arses and do something useful without squabbling or saying "oh, he's doing it, you don't need me."

We do need you. More than ever before!

And on a final note - one final question - do you think anyone would ever bother to spend hours making such a fine "world's biggest BSL banner" now, like Millie Vagadama did in 2003?

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That was back in the days when we cared enough to do such things.

- jen

More info:

Parliament: Prime Minister agrees to meet a BSL delegation
Government response on BSL & the UN Convention of Human Rights for Disabilities
Parliament: BSL on websites & recognition of BSL

Comments (5)

Is there any link to the BSL Act legislation? I hope that we, the Americans will show our own solidatary (support) on the American soil for the BSL official recognization and act, etc.

Robert L.. Mason (RLM)
RLMDEAF blog
www.rlmdeaf/blogspot.com
rlmdeaf@hotmail.com

Is there any link to the BSL Act legislation? I hope that we, the Americans will show our own solidatary (support) on the American soil for the BSL official recognization and act, etc.

Robert L.. Mason (RLM)
RLMDEAF blog
www.rlmdeaf/blogspot.com
rlmdeaf@hotmail.com

Is there any link to the BSL Act legislation? I hope that we, the Americans will show our own solidatary (support) on the American soil for the BSL official recognization and act, etc.

Robert L.. Mason (RLM)
RLMDEAF blog
www.rlmdeaf/blogspot.com
rlmdeaf@hotmail.com

Is there any link to the BSL Act legislation? I hope that we, the Americans will show our own solidatary (support) on the American soil for the BSL official recognization and act, etc.

Robert L.. Mason (RLM)
RLMDEAF blog
www.rlmdeaf/blogspot.com
rlmdeaf@hotmail.com


greeting from deaf! thank you very much for interest! how are you? iam srinivas from warangal. l live in india. iam deaf. glad to chat you. what about u? you are all happy. please send as an e-mail. ok good bye

thanking you,
sincerely,
srinivas

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