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diversiti UK

At Dot Sign Language we are proud to be connected to diversiti UK, an organisation which provides Equality and Diversity training to companies. With over 20 years experience in the field, diversiti UK understands the damage discrimination claims can do to a business and provides in-house training in equality and diversity, cultural awareness, disability awareness, safeguarding and teaching […]

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Santa’s Challenge

It’s a very important time of year for Santa, and how frustrating when the Christmas elves don’t understand him. Kathleen and Paul had great fun filming this clip to illustrate the importance of mouthpatterns when signing BSL. Sometimes signs have the same handshape and a completely different meaning. It is the non-manual features which make […]

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Celebrations in Ireland

Yesterday history was made in Ireland. Irish Sign Language (ISL) was finally recognised by law, as legislation was passed which gave it legal recognition as a language. Approximately 5,000 deaf people and around 35,000 others such as friends and family, use ISL to communicate. Legislation received cross-party support, and was met by cheering in the chambers as the […]

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Our friends at ‘Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund’ are hosting their Christmas Fair on Sunday 26th November 2017. Doors are open from 11am till 3pm at Alderwood Leisure Centre, Aldershot. There will be a free Christmas Grotto, BBQ, Cakes and Drinks, Raffle, Face Painting, Christmas shopping, Fun Stalls for children, Tombola and lots more. […]

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Dot interviewed on Radio Woking

  On November 14th Dot Sign Language were invited onto the Interview show on Radio Woking. DJ Tim Mitchell asked Clair from Dot lots of questions about our BSL courses, our Deaf Awareness workplace training, and our visits to school assemblies. We chatted about the differences between BSL and Makaton and Signed English, whether Sign […]

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British Sign Language Resource

New online BSL Resource

When you start learning British Sign Language, where do you go to practice? This newly launched FREE RESOURCE is perfect for anyone who wants a taster of British Sign language, or to compliment a Level 1 course. https://bsl.surrey.ac.uk/ Please share this link with all your family and friends who are interested in learning how to […]

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Deafinitely Theatre - Contractions

Deafinitely Theatre

Deafinitely Theatre is the UK’s leading deaf theatre company. Established in 2002 by Artistic Director and co-founder, Paula Garfield, it produces bilingual theatre in BSL and spoken English. This means the company’s work can be understood by both deaf and hearing audiences together while retaining BSL as the leading language throughout. Deafinitely’s vision is a world […]

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Deaf Awareness Training

Graduation BBQ 2017

On a balmy Friday evening in July Dot staff and students got together to celebrate the end of a successful academic year. Dot supplied the burgers, bangers, buns and lashings of Pimms, while students brought along a huge selection of delicious salads and desserts. In previous years we have tried different types of venues and […]

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