Information on the University's British Sign Language Implementation Group
The British Sign Language (Scotland) Act was passed in 2015. The Scottish Government has stated that it wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for British Sign Language (BSL) users to live, work and visit. BSL users means deaf people who use BSL but also new users who are hearing who want to learn the language.
The University's BSL Working Group commenced its work in 2017/18 and produced the University’s first BSL Plan which runs from 2018 – 2024, the first 6-year period.
After the appointment of the BSL Development Officer in October 2019, the BSL Implementation Group was established to support implementation of activities within the BSL Plan by working with the BSL Development Officer.