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SFC is hosting a British Sign Language (BSL) Showcase Event on Thursday 9 May, at the Hilton Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, in conjunction with BSL Scotland Act 2015 Partnership.

BSL invitation on YouTube.

This free event is being run to promote British Sign Language plans within colleges and universities, and provide an opportunity for institutions and agencies to share their experiences on the introduction of BSL plans and how best we can use them to achieve progress. 

It will be fully supported by BSL interpreters – staff and students who use BSL are particularly encouraged to join us on the day to take part in the discussion.

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science Richard Lochhead MSP will provide the keynote address.

Colleges and Universities will then talk about the development of these plans and how they will be used to meet the needs of BSL students. They will also cover the challenges faced by institutions. This session will then be opened up to a panel to support an interactive discussion with the audience.

Later in the day students and interpreters will also share their experiences outlining what works well for them as well as any issues they face.

Event programme [PDF]

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout. Any dietary or access requirements can be noted on the accompanying registration form.

The event is free but anyone wishing to attend must register on our website by noon on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.