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Publication - Consultation Paper

British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan consultation

Published: 1 Mar 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Equality and rights
ISBN:
9781786528254

Consultation seeking views on improving public services for BSL users.

51 page PDF

5.1MB

51 page PDF

5.1MB

Contents
British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan consultation
Instructions for the consultation

51 page PDF

5.1MB

Instructions for the consultation

About this Consultation

Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to get your opinion.

This consultation details the issues under consideration and asks you questions about what we are proposing. After a consultation is closed we publish responses where we have been given permission to do so.

Responses are analysed and used as part of the policy making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence.

Responses to this consultation will help to inform the development of the BSL National Plan, which will be published in October 2017.

Deadline

The consultation was published on 1 March 2017 and closes at midnight on 31 May 2017.

How to Respond

You can respond to this consultation online, by email, or by post.

Respond Online

To respond online please use the Scottish Government's Consultation Hub, Citizen Space. You can respond in English or BSL using this method. You can save and return to your response at any time while the consultation is open. But please ensure that your response is submitted before the consultation closes at midnight on 31 May 2017.

You will automatically be emailed a copy of your response after you submit it. If you choose this method you will be directed to complete the Respondent Information Form. The Respondent Information Form lets us know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular whether you are happy for your response to be made public.

To respond in BSL you will need to upload your video responses to youtube or vimeo and then copy the links and paste them into the online consultation.

Response methods

How?

Youtube or vimeo

Upload your videos and paste the URL into the Citizen Space consultation.

Facebook

Go to the BSL National Plan Consultation Facebook page and upload your video. This option is public, other people will see your response.

Please include the Respondent Information Form

Email: BSLConsult@gov.scot

Send us an email with youtube or vimeo links to videos of your responses.

Please do not attach videos to the email as we cannot receive large file.

Please include the Respondent Information Form

Post

Send your responses in English or in BSL on a DVD or USB to:

Hilary Third
The Equality Unit
Area 3H-North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Please include the Respondent Information Form

With each of these methods you need to include your Respondent Information Form because this lets us know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular whether you are happy for your response to be made public.

You can find this in Annex B in this document.

Next Steps

After the consultation has closed we will analyse all the responses received and use your feedback to help inform the development of the draft BSL National Plan. Where permission has been given, we will make all responses available to the public at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/. The responses to the consultation and analysis will be published in Summer 2017.

Need assistance?

If you need support in answering this consultation you can contact the Deaf Sector Partnership who will be able to work with you to create your videos and upload them to the consultation. Please email: admin@deafsectorpartnership.net

Alternatively, if you have a query about the consultation process, or a complaint about how this consultation has been conducted you can send your query by email to Lesley.irving@gov.scot, or by hard copy to:

Lesley Irving
The Equality Unit
Area 3H-North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Contact

Email: Hilary Third