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British Sign Language

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The Scottish Government have made a national British Sign Language Action Plan to make sure that Deaf and Deafblind British Sign Language (BSL) users are fully involved in all aspects of daily and public life, from early years and education to culture and transportation.

In South Lanarkshire we have made a local version for Lanarkshire along with NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Council. You can also download the local version in Word format.

To help shape and develop the plan we formed a new group called the Lanarkshire BSL Steering Group.

Members of this group are from:

  • Deaf blind Scotland
  • Deaf Equality and Access Forum South Lanarkshire
  • Deaf Services Lanarkshire
  • Lanarkshire Deaf Club
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council

The steering group:

  • made sure that our BSL Plan is easy to understand, realistic and includes the views of the Deaf and Deafblind BSL communities of Lanarkshire
  • arranged the discussions and consultations on the Draft Plan to make sure it was published by 23 October 2018

Now that the plan has been produced the steering group will keep meeting to make sure that the actions in the plan are carried out.

You can view the signed films of the Shared BSL Plan for Lanarkshire on YouTube.