International Week of Deaf People & International Day of Sign Languages

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from the spoken languages. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes […]

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Time To Learn A New Skill?

If you’ve been able to take some time off and have come to the conclusion that you would like to learn a new skill, can I suggest learning British Sign Language (BSL). It’s such a wonderful skill to have and for me personally, it’s been fantastic seeing more people and organisations wanting to learn BSL. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (until 16th). Here are some stats for you. ⏺ 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing.⏺ There are 151,000 BSL users in the UK. And.. Deaf people are more likely to: ⏺ have poor mental health – up to 50%, compared to 25% for […]

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