Thirteen years on, we are still waiting… Parliament may have forgotten, we haven’t!


Today it is 13 years since the Government recognised BSL as a language in its own right.

They promised at the time to consider a legal status for BSL.

151,000 BSL users in the UK are still waiting for our language to have the same rights as Welsh, Gaelic and even Cornish! We need a BSL Act!

Please video yourself telling us about the barriers you face as a BSL user and why you want a BSL Act. Upload your video to your own Facebook or Twitter using #SignLanguageWeek'.

We will then see your video and share it with our own followers.

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Download Day 5 poster copy here: JPEG image

 


See other Sign Language Week 2016:

Day 1 – Make Your Pledge Today! 

Day 2 - Diana was proud to sign

Day 3 - I'm nothing without Sign Language

Day 4 - Every child matters

Day 5 - Thirteen years on, we are still waiting

Day 6 - BSL is the fourth most widely used indigenous language in the UK