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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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Deaf awareness course Glasgow Mitchell Library

glasgow lifeShort deaf awareness course at the Mitchell library (GlasgowLife) with staff and Macmillan volunteers. Course covers the basics such as terminology, statistics, communication tactics and will equip better when meeting members of the public who will be deaf, that’s 1-in-6 of the population!.

Encouraging to see public services becoming more accessible and being greater aware of ‘customer’ needs.

>>> Contact us for more information and details of solutions to ‘public access’ that we can deliver for your organisation.

 

 

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Deaf Action lottery boost

logoDeaf Action has received over £600k from the Big Lottery Fund to help 240 unemployed deaf adults in Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee and Perth and Kinross enter the job market.  – Congrats to all involved in the application and wish the project every success – life changing potential acknowledged by funders.

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Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Wednesday 16th September, 6pm – 9pm

Aims

Understand the nature and purpose of online BSL interpreting
Know and be able to use an online interpreting platform.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will:

Be aware of the various technologies that can be used within online interpreting
Be aware of the factors that influence ‘good’ online interpreting (both technical & personal)
Know the differences between face-to-face and online interpreting models
Be able to successfully complete an online interpreting session.

Course run in conjunction with Sign Language Interactions

Further information and booking form here <<<

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Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Wednesday 16th September, 6pm – 9pm

Aims

  • Understand the nature and purpose of online BSL interpreting
  • Know and be able to use an online interpreting platform.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be aware of the various technologies that can be used within online interpreting
  • Be aware of the factors that influence ‘good’ online interpreting (both technical & personal)
  • Know the differences between face-to-face and online interpreting models
  • Be able to successfully complete an online interpreting session.

Course run in conjunction with Sign Language Interactions

 Further information and booking form here <<<

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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 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