Category Archive BSL video


Videos for the Scottish Parliament

We are delighted to have been awarded the BSL video contract for the Scottish Parliament. This brings a responsibility to ensure that not only a high quality production is required, but also a very high standard of BSL presentation is delivered.

With the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act placing responsibilities on public bodies to produce information easily accessible for Deaf BSL users, the Scottish Parliament has to be seen to lead the way in terms of setting standards and bench-marking BSL video productions.


Right to Social Security BSL/subtitled version

We were delighted to have been asked to take on the challenge of having the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) video made accessible for Deaf BSL users.

Liam, who is a Deaf BSL user was ‘roped’ into being the in-vision presenter for this 3 minute (rather fast talking) clip. Job well done!


More videos form the Scottish Human Rights Commission can be seen here: 


Year of Young People 2018

We were delighted to be asked to create 2 short BSL videos for Young Scot: Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018). Videos included the application form for becoming a YoYP2018 Ambassador and a summary of the aims and objectives of scheme.

What was it all about?

Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, and Young Scot are looking for committed and passionate young people from across Scotland to become the Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors. Get involved, and represent the YoYP 2018 in your local community!

More information here:

We were also pleased to use one of our newer and younger BSL presenters (Liam), who was very professional and prepared well for the task.


BSL version – attainment of pupils with a sensory impairment

Completed in  very short time-scale the BSL version of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee’s 10th report on the attainment of deaf and visually impaired pupils.

“The Education and culture committee held an inquiry in May to find out what is going on in deaf education and education for children with visual impairment in Scotland. They have just published the report – attainment of pupils with a sensory impairment.
More work is needed to be done to improve access to education for deaf children.”

Dr Audrey Cameron



Care Inspectorate – Promoting Continence

@commtacs have just completed producing a short #BSL version for the Care Inspectorate @CareInspect ‘Promoting continence for people living with #dementia and long term conditions’  – an ideal resource for care providers and the wider community.




Law Society of Scotland – BSL Bill Briefing

Law Society of Scotland – BSL (Scotland) Bill Stage 3 Briefing

law-soc-scot-tweetCOMMTACS were happy to be involved in the #BSL production of the Law Society of Scotland’s briefing which is intended to inform MSPs of their comments on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced as a Private Member’s Bill by Mark Griffin MSP on 29 October 2014. The stage 3 debate will take place on 17 September 2015.

More information on the Law Society of Scotland’s website here <<<

#BSL Bill also available in #BSL @scotParl @MarkGriffinMSP


Scottish Parliament BSL video clips

fogiget-involved Another BSL video with subtitles and voice-over titled ‘Get Involved’ was created for the Scottish Parliament – this explains how the Scottish Parliament needs to know what matters to you and highlights some ways to get involved.

Also available as audio clip and PDF




pupilsSecond clip completed was for – the Parliament’s Education and Culture committee ‘Attainment of school pupils with a sensory impairment’.

The Committee is holding a short inquiry to consider how the attainment levels of school pupils with a hearing and/or a visual impairment can be improved.

BSL video and further information can be found here


Scottish Parliament

SP-logoFinally completed a ‘short sprint’ rather than a marathon in producing 3 BSL video clips for the Scottish Parliament in relation to the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill.

This was delivered over a very tight timescale.

Videos were:

  • Summary of the report on the Financial Memorandum of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill
  • Summary of Facebook comments – BSL version
  • British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill: summary of evidence



Accessible information …

accesskeyboardWe have been providing information that is accessible to Deaf people for over 10 years and have developed a specific style that is easily identifiable and makes your information accessible to the many 1,000s of people whose first or preferred language in BSL.

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