About Us

We often refer to ourselves simply as ‘Dot’ as we grew from the Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre.

‘Dot’ Miles was a prominent, Deaf poet and playwright and a key figure in the literary heritage of BSL and the Deaf community. In memory of Dot Miles, the centre opened in 1992 running workshops, Deaf events and BSL teaching.

In 2010 the centre changed its name to Dot Sign Language and continues to bridge the gap between the Deaf and the hearing world.

Dot is dedicated to raising both Deaf awareness and the profile of BSL as a language in its own right. We deliver professional workplace training to businesses, NHS health care and social care providers. We run BSL afterschool clubs and school ‘Q&A’ assemblies for children who have never before interacted with Deaf people. For nationally recognised qualifications, we teach all levels of British Sign Language..

If you would like us to give a talk to your organisation, run a Deaf Awareness presentation for your team, or teach BSL to your staff, please contact us.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. Dot Sign Language complies with GDPR.

You can find out more about the legislation and your rights at the Information Commissioner’s website.

Kathleen Grehan is the Data Controller for Dot Sign Language. You can contact Kathleen here.