If you’re looking for something new to LEARN in 2019, why not make a start by learning some BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL) SIGNS? As a Deaf person, it really makes a huge difference if someone knows even just a few basic signs. I’ve put together some useful signs in this free download. And if this […]
We have had a great year teaching BSL course, visiting a wide variety of companies to teach Deaf awareness, and working in the community with Scouts, Guides and other youth groups. We hope you enjoy our Christmas message. See you next year!
Dot Sign Language is very proud to join to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. As an organisation which has a Deaf Director, Deaf teachers and Deaf role models working in the community, it is a natural fit. Through our Deaf awareness training with businesses, schools and youth groups we constantly strive to make the workplace […]
On Saturday Kathleen and an interpreter travelled to St Pancras Leisure Centre in North London to teach a group of swimming instructors BSL. The session started with Deaf Awareness – the importance of ensuring eye contact and keeping communication clear, to the point and visual. The instructors had given us a long list of phrases […]
The Lighthouse Specialist Centre for Deaf Children at Guildford Grove School are looking for a FULL-TIME LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT [Deafness plus Physical Disability] The Lighthouse works to support deaf children from age 3 to 11 in a mainstream school setting. Your work as a learning support assistant would be interesting, varied, sometimes challenging – but […]
“I feel very fortunate to have attended the UCL 10 year anniversary of the BSL Corpus celebration, and am extremely excited to be able to share the YouTube link showing the whole of the event. “I can’t recommend it strongly enough for anyone interested in BSL, and an absolute must for students. The researchers and […]
The Dot team were very excited to be approached by Gavin Neate – entrepreneur, and founder of Neatebox. He asked us if we could provide a short video of very basic signs to help customer service staff greet Deaf BSL users. We think ‘Welcome by Neatebox’ is an extremely innovative app which has the potential […]
A group of Dot students attended the BSL Corpus 10 year celebration on Saturday. The BSL Corpus Project is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in BSL. Native users from 8 cities in the UK were filmed having conversations in BSL. They have created a publicly accessible, on-line record of BSL https://bslcorpusproject.org/ At the 10 year celebration […]
Lovely example of our community work last night – Lisa ran 2 workshops for the 1st Knaphill Guides. They are working on their Communication Badge, part of which is learning BSL. Their leader organised a ‘Disability Awareness Evening and asked us to be part of it. Lisa enthusiastically explained (in BSL, interpreted by a Communication […]
We will be holding more BSL Taster Sessions in the new year – Monday January 21st, 10 – 11am. Squires Garden Centre Cafe, Littlewick Rd, Woking GU21 4XR Tuesday January 22nd, 10 – 11am. Pinnocks, High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6AF Please click here for more information.