What's happening Events United Kingdom BDA's Signing Families Day We hope you had a good summer break? We are asking for your support to make our first annual SIGNING FAMILIES DAY a real success. “Signing Families Day” on 17th September 2016 is linked to the first anniversary of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 being passed by the Scottish Parliament last year. This celebration day will be held every year on the Saturday nearest to 17th September. This year’s theme is “Sign Language is Cool”. We want to let everyone know why families and deaf children enjoy learning and using Sign Language every day – communicating together without language barriers! This year we are focusing on social media to promote “Signing Families Day” We are encouraging everyone, however good or bad your signing is, to send a positive message that Sign Language is Cool! Have a look at our short video promo (above) and also the attached poster. Please consider making a short video yourself and encourage friends and colleagues to do one too! Please use #SigningFamilies when you upload your video to your own social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) so that we can share yours with others. Call to action for everyone to get their smartphone and start recording a short video saying such as “ Sign Language is Cool” and upload in readiness for the celebration day and film your family saying it too. Remember: “Sign Language is Cool!” Download a poster copy - click here (PDF) For more information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 020 7697 4140SMS / FaceTime: 07795 410 724ooVoo / Skype: bda.britdeafassoc PS: A date for your diaries. Signing Families Day next year will be on Saturday 16th September 2017 – when the theme will be “It is okay to sign!” We will be encouraging people to arrange events next year. Please contact us if you need more information, support or guidance. What are Deaf Roots and Pride project? Let's find out what they do and more information - click here. Booking for this event has now closed.