Author: Jill Jones

Labour Party’s Recent BSL Video

The Labour Party recently produced a BSL video to commemorate the 15th anniversary of BSL week. DEX contacted Jon Trickett, MP, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Lord President of the Council, to complain about the quality of BSL used. This is an edited reply from Jon: “Thank you for getting in contact recently regarding the Facebook video.  I really appreciate you highlighting the video and the many concerns that have been raised by the BSL community.  I am sorry to hear that the video has been received so poorly and I am positive that the team who...

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Public Statement From The Working Group on BSL Legislation

PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM THE WORKING GROUP ON BSL LEGISLATION (of which DEX is a member) – 27.3.18: Recent work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness (APPGD) by members of UKCoD, regarding an Inquiry into the cost of BSL recognition, stalled due to lack of resources and change of government following the election in 2017. The group, supported by UKCoD, has agreed to scope a study on the ‘Delphi’ principles, as a viable and cost-effective alternative to a formal APPG Inquiry. The study would seek to ensure: • Good sectoral engagement and commitment • Good use of existing...

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New Deaf Club Opens

New Deaf Club opens on Thursday 12th April! Please check out the Castle Communication Services Facebook page for further details. Deaf Club will be at Profiles Building, Portholme Cresent, Selby, YO8 4YR. New Deaf Club opens on Thursday 12th April! Please check out my page Castle Communication Services for further details. Deaf Club will be at Profiles Building, Portholme Cresent, Selby, YO8 4YR.Posted by Castle Communication Services on Thursday, 29 March...

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DEX Involved in Facilitation of the BSL Costing Inquiry Group with the APPG on Deafness

Recently DEX has been involved in the facilitation of the BSL Costing Inquiry Group to meet again to work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness (APPGD). The APPGD is a group of MPs and House of Lords peers who want to support the Deaf community to achieve BSL legal recognition. The group met on 19 March to begin its work and has agreed to issue joint public statements when it has made further...

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Dawn Butler MP’s Powerful Message to mark Sign Language Week

Sunday 18th March marks the 15th anniversary of the official recognition of British Sign Language (BSL) by the last Labour government. This is a date to celebrate with great pride, as it gave deaf people the basic recognition they deserve. But that there is still a way to go until BSL is equal under the law. The only way to give the deaf community the equality and recognition they deserve is to bring a British Sign Language bill before parliament to address all these issues. There is a significant BSL community in the UK. It is estimated that there...

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Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers’ Group (DEXperience)

We are an entirely deaf-led organisation that exists to raise awareness of the daily struggle that deaf children have in mainstream education.

Every deaf child’s wellbeing matters to us and to you!

DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the word “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all children who have hearing loss.

DEXperience welcomes everybody, whatever education experience you have. We have adopted ‘DEXperience’ to show that we are inclusive of all.

We are a deaf-led organisation that was set up to support deaf people who are being educated in mainstream education, or who attended mainstream schools. Deaf people who attended Deaf schools want to support this campaign too.

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