Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'bsl recognition'

BSL Recognition: Tender Specification from the Department of Children, Schools & Families

Last week we blogged about a forthcoming tender from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in respect of a project to improve access to and demand for BSL. The tender has now been released and we've taken liberty...

BSL Recognition: Tender to Improve Access & Demand for BSL

Following the meeting with the Prime Minister in February, the Department for Children Schools and Families are planning to announce the publication of a tender for a project to improve access to and demand for BSL. The relevant DCSF...

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: And...

Wanted: your videos please!

Does anyone have any digital videos of any of the BSL marches or roadblocks that they wouldn't mind me using for an art project? If you have any footage - I just need a short clip - that you can...

Photo Friday: Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets suit-types to discuss BSL

Back Row: Tim Loughton MP, (someone from the press), Francis Murphy, Gordon Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Jeff McWhinney, Andrew Adonis. Front row: Rosie Cooper MP, Malcolm Bruce MP, Susan Daniels, Tom Levitt MP Coming ASAP: More about what happened at...

Mixed bag

As the title suggests, this blog post is a bit of a mixed bag, mostly because I haven’t blogged here for a while and things tend to pile up. So, here we go… Firstly, what is this about captioned radio...

Parliament: Prime Minister agrees to meet a BSL delegation

Yesterday Malcolm Bruce asked the Prime Minister a question in relation to BSL recognition: Malcolm Bruce (Gordon, Liberal Democrat) Will the Prime Minister acknowledge that while the Government rightly give tens of millions of pounds every year to support indigenous...

Government response on BSL & the UN Convention of Human Rights for Disabilities

A petition was created by John Walker on ratifying British Sign Language under the UN Convention of Human Rights for People with Disabilities: On 30th March 2007, UK signed the Covention of Human Rights for People with Disabilities. This convention...

Photo Friday: Steward with a handbag

Taken from BSL March 2003....

Photo Friday: Keep Marching

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Photo Friday: BSL March 2003, The Start

Recognise anyone?...

Photo Friday: BSL March 2003, Banners

Can anyone say anything about this photo?...

Parliament: BSL on websites & recognition of BSL

The way the government treats us is a complete joke. Seriously. In the light of the question / answer I posted yesterday, here's another one. Kerry McCarthy (PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health, Bristol East,...

Parliament: Lipreading & Sign Language are not skills for life

It seems that politicians are experts at not getting it. The latest from the House of Commons is that lipreading classes and learning sign language is not a skill for life. This obviously comes down to funding, not being classed...

Photo Friday: Tomato, BSL March 2003

Got any better BSL March ones than this? What about local marches. Perhaps campaigning in another country. Prove it, please send us your photos and we promise we'll give you credit....

BSL Bible Translation Project

The British Sign Language Bible Translation Project now has its own website. I'm only going to focus on BSL as a language here. Irrespective of what your religious beliefs are (even if you have them), this is an important project...

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