Jump to content

Would anyone talk to me for an article I'm writing about learning BSL?


Recommended Posts

I'm writing an article for my journalism degree - it won't be published or made public. If you're learning, it'd be great to hear from you about how that's going. If you're Deaf & would be willing to share any thoughts with me, for example about how signing impacts the way you view the world, how it's impacted your pandemic experience, whether you think autocaptions are going to impact signing going forward, what needs changing in society regarding signing, I'd love to hear from you. 

message me here, or by email [email protected] 

I'd love to hear your insight & reflections! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, your article sounds interesting. 

I am trying to learn BSL again after learning some over 30 years ago, but sadly not used regularly since. I'm not deaf but work as a dental nurse,  we have a new deaf patient and I wanted them to feel relaxed and safe, so used the very little signs I remembered.  Covid made it much harder due to face covering.  But they thanked me for trying.  That inspired me to try and relearn.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bertie, 

I am trying to learn BSL for a few reasons. Partly because I want to learn new skills but this was also influenced by the pandemic and I read some interesting pieces on how much of an issue face coverings are for the deaf community to communicate. 

I used to be a Journalism student a few years back and graduated in 2015 and so I am more than happy to talk to you about it. Let me know if you would like to send over some questions for me to answer

thanks!  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Latest Posts

    • Hi claire, I  can normally do sometimes over the weekends if you are still looking for practice Sue
    • Waiting in chat room if anyone wants a quick practice  
    • The dates the other lady said about are no good to me but can try another time say for example Fridays in the day time perhaps or at the weekend/   Thanks Claire
    • Hi Becky   That would be a lovely idea as I have trained before in BSL and have got a bit rusty and need to refresh my knowledge. I work with young people and in the community it is difficult to know when your skills are needed. This being Deaf awareness week made me feel I needed to carry on with my online course and try to get less rusty. Claire
    • Hi Aaron, I wou;ld love to practice sometime please. I am better earlier than later times as I had a brian tumour and now have M.E. so 4pm would suit me best. My computer always seems to freeze in the chatroom so I prefer to zoom. If you send me your email add. and let me know what day is best for you I can send you zoom details. Sue  
    • Hi Alan, I am a left hand signer and when it comes to directions it is still the same your dominant hand points towards the direction and you confirm with mouthing the word "Left", while pointing to the left etc.  hope this helps! You a get together is happening from 6pm on the 8th May and continuing daily (if I'm available) usual time is 7-9pm GMT until November-ish time. Come join in and learn together   
    • Hi Aaron, Yes I will see you Sunday! I might be able to be earlier on Saturday too let me know if you are on! 
    • hello everyone is anyone interested in practicing there bsl skills on video chat then I am free everyday after 4pm until 6:30pm and occasionally from 7pm to 10pm Im currently studying my level 2 and know the basics, we can all help each other as much as we can 
  • Fingerspelling Scoreboard

    (top 10 - past 24hrs)

  • Fingerspelling Animation Maker

×
×
  • Create New...