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  1. Dear All, I am a bit of a (hearing) tech geek and have a personal friend who is Deaf, therefore I understand a fair amount about the difficulties of not being included in everything. I have recently identified a revolutionary new Digital Communication Channel that has been approved and endorsed by RDA (which will come free of charge to Deaf and Hard of Hearing & friends and family) and I am reaching out to the community for support in turning this into reality. I am in the process of setting up a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, news to follow soon, however as part of my Kickstarter Ap
  2. Hi everyone. I hope this topic is where it's supposed to be. Let me introduce myself, My name is Pierre and I am currently working on a signing avatar for my research project. The avatar signs train announcements in British Sign Language. The idea is that it would be kind of a phone app or a terminal in a train station. I am partially deaf and I started learning BSL recently, so I know I still have much to learn in order to improve the avatar signing (and my own). If you could answer the following questionnaire I would be very grateful. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePa
  3. HEY! Im hosting an event we all can enter. This event is only due to covid so all i want you to do is, below here. On the exact date. TEST EACHOTHER! This is for anyone who wants some help without paying online and just to say hi to the people in the community. If for some reason you cant comment under this go to my last introducuary post and comment under there. There will be a chance for people to ask questions if needed like"whats my BSL name" and things like that. This is just so, like ive stated, we can get to know our community more. Tell them were you live, what's your name, why you sta
  4. I'm learning BSL for my Duke of Edinburgh's Award. I have chosen to complete an Introducing British Sign Language course as part of my Skills section. Currently, I am in school and completing my Bronze award. I decided to learn the basics of sign language so I could understand simple phrases and know how to start a small conversation. I am hoping to be able to try out signing in the near future- as practicing with someone who knows BSL would definitely help me improve. 😀
  5. Hello How are you? I am good! My name is Lee-Ann I am 29 years old I live in England, London I work as a Teaching Assistant Thank you Bye
  6. Hi, My name is Lee-Ann. I have decided to learn BSL because I am a teaching assistant and being in education, I feel this may be beneficial going forward. Should the need arise, it is handy to have the skills to communicate where necessary with BSL. I am enjoying the journey so far and look forward to taking it a lot further. Thank you so much!
  7. Hey yall! Im new to learning BSL properly as i have only being doing them online on youtube. I am ready to learn my heart out and i love the community here. I dont have any ear troubles of my own but i thought it would be nice to learn BSL for anyone who is. I am not new however to medical stuff as i have 2 conditions, Loyiz detez syndrome or LDS and Scoliosis as some will know more about. I know how tuff it is to find someone who understands what im going through and i want to be the person that understands what deaf people are going through. I have already done Level 1 and im ready to take i
  8. Hi, I'm a student from the Netherlands. I am writing an essay on sign lanugages, one of them being BSL. I have a few questions for people that know a sign language and I would really appreciate it if you could answer them! I don't know a whole lot about deaf culture and sign languages, so please let me know if you find any of these questions inappropriate. For deaf or mute people: Do you sometimes struggle to communicate with people that don’t know sign language? How do you ususally overcome this? For anyone that knows sign: How extensive is the vocabulary in
  9. Hi, I'm a student from the Netherlands. I am writing an essay on sign lanugages, one of them being BSL. I have a few questions for people that know a sign language and I would really appreciate it if you could answer them! I don't know a whole lot about deaf culture and sign languages, so please let me know if you find any of these questions inappropriate. For deaf or mute people: Do you sometimes struggle to communicate with people that don’t know sign language? How do you ususally overcome this? For anyone that knows sign: How extensive is the vocabulary in
  10. Hello!! My name is Steffani, I am 26 and in Lancashire. I've just started learning BSL and would love to try and get to know people with similar interests so we can be BSL friends I listen to K-pop, I am a veterinary nurse and a pet blood bank donor assistant (starting this weekend eeekk!!) Total nerd, love binge watching tv shows. I have a Dalmatian and a cat! Hopefully I will hear some people soon x
  11. Hello my name is Alexander! I am 16 years old and I am learning sign language because I want to work with children with disabilities when I am older. I have had a lot of work experience from volunteering at my school SSE. I’ve wanted to learn sign language so I can communicate better with the children I may work with in the future or in the present.
  12. Hey Everyone, I'm excited to be writing my wee story for you all! I have started learning BSL after being introduced to the deaf community through my new job. I work for a company who provides VRS and VRI services. So far learning BSL has given me a broader insight into all aspects of BSL and has really benefitted me, in particular learning to acknowledge my deaf colleagues and how they like to communicate with those in the hearing community. I hope that after I complete the BSL course I will be able to use BSL well and have more connecting communications with my colleagues and
  13. Hi guys, I have recently started learning BSL - extremely beginner!! I am wondering when signing and talking at the same time do I say what I sign or say the sentence. For instance, when singing “name your what” do I say ‘name your what’ or ‘what’s your name’ Hopefully this makes sense!!
  14. Hello everyone I am shannen I am 24 years old I am Irish but I am living in scotland , I have been learning BSL for a little bit now I am a support worker for people with disabilities I have worked in summer camps in America where I first started to see people use ASL I have recently set up my You tube and Instagram page : signalongwithshannen I sign along to pop songs at the moment I am in the care sector and someone i look after uses bits of BSL but I have always had an interest for learning how to sign so that it can be used day to day what I am learning throughout the course I am teaching
  15. Does anyone know of any resources for signing Ring a Rosies? I've checked google, Youtube and Instagram and all I can find is Makaton.
  16. I'm recording a video since this is a sign language forum lol, if anyone wants to make friends through sign I'm all for it as I don't actually know anyone who signs :) say hi!
  17. Hi All, My name is Izzy, I am a secondary science teacher who has a fair few pupils who use BSL. We have our support but I decided I wanted to do more, I wanted to communicate 1to1 with these pupils and find ways that I can describe the world of science to them as I am more then aware BSL is even harder when science is brought in to it. I have a lovely year 7 pupil who each Friday tests my understanding of key words in science into BSL and then if I can put them in a sentence and he teaches me those with the help of one of the schools signers and I teach him the scienc
  18. I would like to practice signing with other people, who have started to learn BSL. This weekend from 10:00 to 11:00 I will be in Room 2 of the Video Chat. That's the one for beginners 😉 I hope some others are able and willing to join me, so we could practice our signs together. Hope to meet you this weekend! 🙂
  19. Hi, My name is Ellen Dodkins, I have been interested in learning about sign language since I was at secondary school as my school had a hearing resource base due to having deaf students within our school population. Sign language was very normalised at my school and I had the opportunity to learn both Level 1 and Level 2 BSL while at school. I have signed up to this resource to refresh my memory of sign language and help me to be able to communicate within the community better. Hope I can develop my understanding of sign language and be able to communicate within the community even
  20. Hi I am Emily Lucas and I looking into using design to help teachers and parents teach babies and young children sign language. I would really love to here about you experiences teaching or learning sign language, how were you taught, why did you start learning or teaching you baby to sign? Any information would be helpful.
  21. I am a Scottish Primary teacher, and have decided to learn BSL in order to ensure that my classroom environment is an inclusive and equitable space for all children. I'm looking forward to teaching my class some signs and learning and practising together with them when school returns.
  22. Hello everyone I hope everyone is doing well. I usually host meeting on Saturday 2pm with various other users on this site. Come and join. A few weeks ago we covered questions and and how to sign them. We went over: whats, whos, wheres, why, etc. After we discussed the questions and tried to figure out how to phrase them I noted them all down. My best friend uses BSL on a day to day basis (scottish bsl) but he has volunteered to aid me and answer any question I have in terms of signing and phrasing. So once we finished our session I had him proof read what we covered and the next session we co
  23. https://morecambebayacademy.co.uk/join-us/vacancies/ We are looking for someone with BSL Level 3 or above to become the main teaching assistant for a Year 7 student starting in September. Please see our link if interested.
  24. I'm Carlos, I'm currently studying business in Edinburgh. I think there are so many ways of communication like BSL and thanks to this course I will be able to communicate with BSL users. I'm really enjoying this course.
  25. Hi, my name is Julia. I'm a 43 year old 1:1 teaching assistant. I'm also a mum to 2 wonderful kids, 1 of which is diagnosed ASC and at a special school. About 3½ yrs ago I attended a signalong course to help my sons communication. I really enjoyed the course. I signed up for this during lockdown and thought it would be another great extension to my SEN story.
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