We are working to make sure Scotland is a safe place for all its citizens including people with a hearing loss, their families and friends.

What does "BSL for All" mean?

The British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2015. The main reason for the Act is to promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL) in Scotland, and help people understand what BSL is as a language in its own right.

BSL For All means that BSL, as a language, should be available to everyone who wants to be able to use the language.

Who could that be?

It could be you - because

  • you want  to learn a new language; or
  • you know someone who is a Deaf BSL user and you want to be able to communicate with them without difficulty or help; or
  • someone in your family has had a baby who has little or no hearing and you want to be involved in their life; or
  • you are losing your hearing and want to be able to communicate in a different way.

What needs to be in place to make this happen?

Scotland needs more BSL tutors so that everyone who wants to learn BSL can.

People who want to become tutors may need financial support to do so; we want to be able to help.

People who want to learn BSL may need financial support to do so, especially those with family members who are deaf  or people who are losing their own hearing.

We need your help to make these things happen.