Category: BSL News

Category: BSL News

Stay Safe This Halloween
24th October 2016 BSL News,other Annette Butler

Halloween can be fun but it’s important to stay safe. Here are a few tips for trick or treaters! Never go Trick or Treating alone Plan your route before hand Make sure you stay in clearly visible areas Keep warm Don’t go into anyone’s house you don’t know Try using reflective tape or stickers. If

Tips for Deaf or hard of hearing bus users!
29th September 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

  Tips for Deaf or hard of hearing bus users! Do you find it difficult to communicate with the bus driver? Does the communication take too long and hold the bus up, making you feel embarrassed or frustrated? Do you get confused, get lost or get off in the wrong places? Do you get to

What’s the difference between Sign Language and Makaton?
8th June 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

What’s the difference between BSL and Makaton? Makaton is designed to be used to support spoken language, for people with learning or communication difficulties. Makaton is often used alongside speech to help aid children and adults with communication. It is common for people to eventually stop using signs as their speech develops. British Sign Language

Deaf Awareness Week 2016
2nd May 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

2 – 8th of May 2016 is Deaf Awareness Week.It’s a week dedicated to promoting inclusion and awareness of Deafness and Deaf culture. School of Sign Language resources linked to Deaf Awareness BSL Introduction How to communicate with a Deaf person Alphabet Some websites with additional information and various events NDCS The Buzz (NDCS) Age UK

Celebrating 10 Years in Business
Image 14th April 2016 BSL News,Our Work Annette Butler

We are very proud to say that the School of Sign Language has been in business for 10 years. The School of Sign Language was established by Debra Reynolds in April 2006 who was motivated by her drive and enthusiasm to break down barriers between Deaf and hearing communities. Following her own personal experiences, being

Entire Class Learn Sign Language for Deaf Student
11th February 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

A whole class in a Bosnian school has learnt Sign Language so that they can communicate with their deaf classmate, six-year-old Zejd Coralic. After noticing that he had started to become isolated, their teacher Sanela Ljumanovic decided to teach her class Sign Language to help Zejd. The students are all thriving learning the language and Zejd’s mother

What do you want to learn?
5th January 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

Are there any words or topics you’d like to learn the signs for? Our main aim is to help break down communication barriers between Deaf and hearing communities and promote the use of sign language. We are currently in the process of updating our online learning library and would like to hear from you which words/phrases

Working together with REUSE
Image 1st September 2015 BSL News Annette Butler

  The School of Sign Language are delighted to be working  with REUSE together, supporting people in work placements.

Kind words for Debra
20th August 2015 BSL News Annette Butler

Our Managing Director Debra was recently nominated for “POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD” for the National Diversity Awards. Debra was touched by some of the most heart warming nominations from people  that she has worked with during the past 10 years. Here is a few of the nominations. I have known Debra since 2008, when I

Deaf Awareness & BSL Training
22nd July 2015 BSL Courses,BSL News Annette Butler

Access Ability are looking for organisations or voluntary groups in Lancashire to benefit from FREE Deaf Awareness & BSL training (funded by Lancashire Adult Learning). This FREE training is for adults aged 19 or over. If you can recommend a voluntary group, an organisation or someone who are based in Lancashire that may benefit from