Deaf Awareness Week – Day 3

What is fingerspelling? Fingerspelling is the BSL alphabet (see page 8 for what this looks like). Certain words – usually names of people and places – are spelled out on fingers. However, fingerspelling alone isn’t sign language. Right handed Fingerspelling…

Deaf Awareness Week – Day 2

What is British Sign Language? People who are deaf communicate in different ways – they may use speech and lipread, they may use a type of signed communication, or they may use a combination of different methods. British Sign Language…

Deaf Awareness Week – Day 1

Deaf Awareness week is a special week in the annual calendar. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of barriers that surround deafness. The theme for this week is ‘Connect and Communicate’. This week we will be sharing…