We thought this was worth sharing as it’s Deaf Awareness Week. Stay safe.
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Dot Sign Language will not allow lockdown to stop us marking Deaf Awareness Week. Our passion has always been raising awareness of Deaf issues, improving accessibility and teaching British Sign Language. Having got to grips with Zoom, our teachers are committed to teaching our BSL courses and supporting every student. Great news – this week the first […]
The Deaf Health Charity, SignHealth and online interpreting company InterpreterNow, have together launched ‘BSLHealthAccess’ which enables the provision of immediate, on demand access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with Deaf people in health settings free of charge during the current Coronavirus situation. Read the full Press Release and watch in BSL here. […]
Kathleen and Paul recently taught a 10 week British Sign Language course for a group at AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians,) which started at their London headquarters and was completed via Zoom. Their staff are extremely keen to learn BSL because one of their team is Deaf and a BSL user. We were delighted when AAT […]
We wanted to share this with you. Universal Credit claimants can now access British Sign Language interpreters as part of a free video relay service. The service can be used to help make a new claim or for those already claiming Universal Credit. You can see more here
You might already be aware of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS.) We were contacted by OptiLingo and sent this article written by founder Jonty Yashima: What You Need to Know About TPRS (And How to Use It Effectively) We think it is interesting reading for anyone learning BSL. There are clear parallels between TPRS explained in the […]
This afternoon Dot teachers Kathleen and Paul taught the first BSL session in a course for BFI (British Film Institute.) The lockdown hasn’t stopped us as teacher, interpreter and students all ‘met up’ on Zoom.
The Dot Sign Language team have all been working hard the past few weeks to teach our BSL courses and Deaf Awareness training sessions via Zoom. It is proving to be very successful and we thank everyone for being flexible and adapting. Through feedback from teachers, students, interpreters and communication support workers we have compiled the following […]
Our next BSL taster session via Zoom will be on Monday May 4th, 10.00 – 11.00am. This is a chance to learn British Sign Language in your own home. When you book a place on the session you will be emailed a link which you will click at the start of the session and be […]
Because we doubt we will be able to meet in person, Kathleen Grehan – Director of Dot Sign Language, will invite you to a Zoom meeting to explain the aim, content and assessment methods of the September 2020 course you are interested in. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and decide if the […]