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Dot staff and students have strong ties with the club, Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled (ASD). On the weekend of the 6th and 7th August, in sweltering summer temperatures, several of us both Deaf and hearing, attended a training session. The training…
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Skiers, instructors, Deaf and hearing worked together to learn some BSL and to explore a BSL lexicon for skiers. To celebrate Deaf Awareness week Dot Sign Language and the club, Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled (ASD) organised a social/workshop…
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This year the theme is ‘Common Purpose’. So what is Deaf Awareness week all about?  It is about organisations and charities, with a common purpose, supporting deafness, by raising awareness of their goals, ambitions and aspirations. Its about promoting…
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Dot’s Summer program includes new  intensive, short courses in BSL Level 1. These courses will enable students to become fully immersed in the language, to meet new friends and really get to grips with BSL . Students can choose to study the Level 1 over…
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Dot has just published its plans for the Summer. These include a choice of 10 workshop sessions which will take place on Monday evenings throughout the Summer. The workshops are suitable for students competent at Levels 2, 3  and above and … ambitious…
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Every year the BSL awarding body, Signature, publishes an Annual Statistics Report which tells us how many students have tried the BSL exams and what percentage of the students have passed those exams. We have just received the report for 2014-2015. At…
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Signature is the nationally-recognised awarding body responsible for the qualifications offered by Dot Sign Language. For the past eight years Signature has organised annual awards to celebrate the achievements of those who breakdown barriers for deaf and…
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So what is happening in the rest of the UK now that the Scots have a BSL Act? For many years the British Deaf Association (BDA) has been campaigning for BSL to be given legal status throughout the UK. In March 2003, the government recognised BSL as a UK…
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30th October 2014 Mark Griffin MSP (a Member of the Scottish Parliament) introduced a Bill in the Scottish Parliament asking for a British Sign Language Act in Scotland that would: promote the use of BSL, allow greater access to all services for BSL users…
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Great fun, good company, lots of laughter and a lovely Christmas buffet provided by Pinnock’s Coffee Shop in Ripley. Prizes were given for the best BSL version of Scrooge from the Christmas Carol- there were many fascinating and brave interpretations from…
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