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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

 

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BSL (Scotland) Bill

IMG_20150917_180348~2History in the making as the BSL (Scotland) Bill is passed in the Scottish Parliament on 17th September 2015 – a date that will be remembered very proudly by Scotland’s Deaf and Deafblind communities.

The even in the Parliament was a near ‘sell out’ with tickets (which are always free) becoming like gold-dust. This may have been the very first time that the Parliament had to arrange a ‘spill out’ room to accommodate the crowds that gathered to witness the passing of the Bill.

The Bill was a Private members Bill introduced by Mark Griffin MSP – (pictured) who gave a short presentation at an after party sponsored by the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD).

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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

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Scottish Parliament – summary of amendments

Scottish Parliament – summary of amendments now available in BSL on the Parliament’s YouTube channel

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Attainment of deaf school pupils – evidence session May 12

Attainment of deaf school pupils – evidence session May 12

Now available with BSL interpretation throughout discussion on attainment of deaf school pupils.

 

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BSL (Scotland) Bill moves to Stage 2 of Parliamentary process

#BSL #MarkGriffinMSP #BSL2015 Encouraging, supportive and lively debate at Scottish Parliament at Debating Chamber (Education & Culture Committee) with the Bill going through to Stage 2 of the parliamentary process – enjoyable 3 hours – apart form the not so comfy seats!

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BSL (Scotland) Bill update

Executive summary of the Stage 1 report on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill is now available on the Parliament’s YouTube channel

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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

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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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