|Celebrating Sign Language Week
This week is Sign Language Week - a chance to celebrate British Sign Language (BSL) becoming an officially recognised language in 2003.
BSL is a beautifully visual language. Using hand and finger shapes, facial expression and body language, sign language enables Deaf people to communicate with each other and the hearing world.
One of the biggest battles a person living with hearing loss faces is communication. If more people in mainstream society knew even a basic level of BSL, the feeling of frustration and isolation so many Deaf people face, would disappear.
To help you get started with learning BSL, we've put together this handy guide to learn A to Z and 1 to 10.
Please join us in celebrating this wonderfully unique language by taking some time to learn the BSL alphabet and 1 to 10 - you never know when it might come in handy...
(Click on the image guide to download the larger PDF version)