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Publication - Consultation Paper

Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023: EasyRead version

Published: 1 Mar 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781786528230

We are seeking views on improving public services for BSL users.

46 page PDF

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46 page PDF

5.0MB

Contents
Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023: EasyRead version
List of words used in this plan and what they mean

46 page PDF

5.0MB

List of words used in this plan and what they mean

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The Arts

Examples of the arts are literature, performing arts and theatre, music, dance and photography.

The Arts

deaf

This word is used to refer to people who are unable to hear

A group of people called the British Sign Language (BSL) Users

Deaf

This word is used to refer to people who identify as being part of a linguistic and cultural minority who use British Sign Language

Person pointing at their ear. Text says 'Deaf'

Deafblind

This is the term used to refer to people who are both Deaf and have sight loss

Two people sitting at a table

BSL users

This covers all people whose first or preferred language is BSL, including those who receive the language in a tactile form due to sight loss

Three British Sign Language (BSL) Users

Long-term goals

These goals represent our collective dream for BSL in Scotland and will take more than the lifetime of this BSL National Plan.

The Governments Target

Justice System

The justice system is the terminology commonly used to encompass the civil, criminal and juvenile systems- and organisation's include: Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Prison Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, and Scotland Children's Reporter Administration.

Scales weighing what is right and wrong

Contact

Email: Hilary Third