I'm learning BSL through online courses & youtube (not formally). I started to lose my hearing in my mid-20s, but had a significant dip 18 months ago at 36 with severe bilateral loss.
My family & friends are all hearing and I work in a hearing job, so I'm struggling to practice enough BSL to communicate effectively - right now, it's more SSE. With another dip in my hearing recently, I'm determined to crack this and would love to find some people to sign with.
HI Annie, Please get in touch with me... I run classes in Southport for all types of signing.. I can give you a dvd of mine and handouts that will help your family to learn at home.. Details of FREE websites/ Free Apps for phone , etc..
My classes are free , we ask voluntary donations at each session attended.. our website: www.practicemakesperfec.org.uk If you ring me 01704 546626 or text me your number Im happy to ring you after my class about 8.30
( im out 5.25 pm for class 6.pm to 8pm. ) this evening ..
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As far as i have learned (which is very little so far) you just need the basic gestures.
so work can be found here http://www.signbsl.com/sign/work
ambulance here http://www.signbsl.com/sign/ambulance
and service here http://www.signbsl.com/sign/service
you would have to start with "I" which is as simple as pointing to yourself.
Hope this helps