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Give me BSL: A list of where to learn and watch British Sign Language online!

BSL Alphabet

Here is a list curated by Deaf Parents Deaf Children showing you all the recommended places you can learn BSL, watch BSL stories and watch television programmes with BSL online.


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New direction for the NDCS Sign Up! Campaign

The National Deaf Children’s Society’s (NDCS) Sign Up! campaign is taking a new direction, they need your help.

Last autumn, lots of you wrote to your MP and signed the petition to gain fair access to British Sign Language (BSL) classes. Although MPs and Ministers recognised this as an important issue, little has yet been done about it.

NDCS is encouraging families who need to learn sign language to consider taking legal action against their local authority. We think that taking legal action will set a precedent, and will help many more families throughout the UK.

In order to take legal action, families will need to be eligible for legal aid. To claim legal aid, you must either receive income support or employment and support allowance or earn less than £2,657 and your assets are less than £8,000. Gaining legal aid will mean that taking legal action won’t cost you anything, even if your case is not successful.

If you are interested in this, or would like to find out more information, please contact the Campaigns Team by emailing campaigns@ndcs.org.uk or call 0207 014 1119.

If you know of someone who has had problems accessing sign language courses, please tell them to contact the campaigns team.

Find out more information about the Sign Up! campaign here.


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