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I thought it would be useful to share this FingerSpelling sheet if you’re thinking of learning British Sign Language for the first time. Fingerspelling is used in British Sign Language for names of people, places, new technology; words we don’t know the sign for! As well as letters forming the basis for many other BSL […]
If you are a parent or a guardian, could I specifically encourage you to buy masks for your child which have clear windows. I’m concerned that if the Government make it mandatory to wear masks in corridors and on school transport, it will massively impact communication for young BSL users and lip-readers. It’s likely to […]
Facial expressions are so important in BSL so I was pleased to come across these masks. Kathleen
Last week we waved goodbye to Communication Support Worker, Clair Buttery. Clair was with Dot for three years and over that time helped us to increase our Deaf Awareness Training and British Sign language (BSL) teaching activities not only in the community but also further afield in business, the NHS and the commercial world. It […]
With new courses starting in the Autumn, I explain how our students and teachers will be kept safe. We can only guess what the situation will be with Covid in the Autumn but we can tell you that we are working hard to ensure that our new courses will run in September/October as effectively as […]
Face coverings must now be worn in shops in England at the end of July. When you are buying masks, please can I ask you to purchase ones which have a clear window. A quick Google search and you will find suppliers. Masks with a clear window allow others to see and read lips and […]
The British Sign Language (BSL) Fingerspelling manual alphabet uses two hands and was taken from the English alphabet. Some sources say manual alphabets originated in silent religious settings where monks used them to communicate. They have also been used in Deaf education. These days in BSL, Fingerspelling is used for names of people and places […]
I thought you might like to see this video of Paul – particularly if you’re interested in learning British Sign Language (BSL) for the first time. A wonderful skill, in my view, to learn during lockdown! Paul explains about our BSL level 1 course (you can switch the subtitles on when you view in YouTube). […]