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Dot Sign Language May 2024 News

In this edition, I share with my thoughts on BSL and there’s also news about our courses. Best wishes  Kathleen, Paul and all the Dot Sign Language team Sign of The Times For BSL? I was delighted to attend the Manchester BSL Festival last month which was a week-long celebration of our wonderful language. Coinciding with the British […]

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Local Council To Become ‘(D) deaf friendly

I was so pleased to see that Antrim and Newtownabbey are to become a ‘D(d)eaf-friendly’ council.😊 The local authority will commit to providing signing on their social media videos. The council is also likely to: Appoint a “deaf champion” Introduce sign courses for staff Commit to approving deaf awareness (working with neighbouring councils and deaf […]

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Festival of Learning

More People Learning New Skills Report Shows

Tristia Harrison, Chief Executive at TalkTalk, has compiled a report on Lockdown Britain. “‘Lockdown Britain has seen a boost in skills and productivity for home workers, with unexpected lessons for how we emerge from the pandemic. “As people have been working from home, they’ve also been learning: from new languages, to cooking, to IT skills,” […]

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Weybridge WI Host Deaf Awareness Evening

Weybridge Women’s Institute invited Kathleen to give a Deaf Awareness and BSL session for their members. It was a huge success and proved that training can continue through Zoom. Kathleen was assisted by interpreter Peter who voiced the session. Feedback included: “Everyone loved Kathleen and Peter’s energy.” “So interesting, thank you.” “This was fantastic.” “Amazing!” […]

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Face coverings

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 […]

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