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Overcoming the barrier of silence
A new expert advisory group has been appointed to support the implementation of legislation which will improve the way public services meet the needs of deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users.  This follows the introduction of the historic BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 last September, which recognised BSL as a language of Scotland, and will result in the first BSL Action Plan.  8 deaf BSL users were recruited, as well as a hearing parent of a deaf child, to work alongside public bodies – such as Creative Scotland, COSLA and the NHS – to support the implementation of the Act.
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ScotGov:  British Sign Language (Scotland) Act gains momentum

Scottish Council on Deafness – BSL (Scotland) Act 2015

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National roll-out for sign language interpreting service

Tayside to meet the communication needs of Deaf Patients

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Video in BSL launched

BSL video for Parliamentary & Health Ombudsman

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