The first deaf scholar ever to achieve full Professor status in the field of Deaf Studies and Sign Language Studies in the UK has been announced at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
More information here, including BSL videos:
Has been working with Sign Language Linguists, educators and deaf professionals to create 100s of new computing and tech terms in BSL. Alison (@Deaf) on Twitter put it perfectly:
This matters, it raises the status of our language.
We are excited to see what happens!
Check out his video here to see some of the already agreed signs.
BBC children’s news programme, Newsround, announced that from 19 April 2022 it’s bulletins will be accessible in British Sign Language, enabling deaf young people to access and understand what is happening in the world.
One young deaf person said “It makes me happy that, in the past there has been no interpreter. I’ve been unable to access the news in that way. To be able to see that is fantastic.”