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Sign Language Week 2022: Promoting British Sign Language

BSL Rally - Trafalgar Square

Sign Language Week 2022 (14-20th March) kicked off on Monday – an annual campaign by the British Deaf Association – that helps to reach out to people across the UK encouraging them to learn sign language, but also educating about what sign language actually is.

The highlight of the week will be the BSL Rally in Trafalgar Square, on Friday 18th, as MP’s debate the third reading of the British Sign Language Bill. Anyone can attend the rally, the more support behind the Bill, the greater the chances it will pass. If you’d like to attend, register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-rally-trafalgar-square-tickets-277582345267

87,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language as their primary language. English may only be a second or even a third language. Furthermore, there are 151,000 people who can use British Sign Language, but the Sign Language Week campaign is committed to helping that number grow, so that more and more people can communicate effectively with people with hearing loss and deafness.

We’ve put some resources together to help you begin your British Sign Language journey. You can learn the alphabet as well as short phrases and greetings to get you started.