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6 weeks free Sign language classes

bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
Hi everyone!

Well I'm made up :)

A lady from the carers society, has just rang my husband. To tell him a lady from that the young carers society, has "volonteered" to come to my home, for an hour, for 6 weeks. To help me learn the basics of sign language.
 "for free"  :D

Ohhhh!! "I can't wait"

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    That is great news,
    There should be more resources for people to learn, my local college offers courses but can never get tutors

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @bevt2017 Good afternoon hope you OK.  Well that's amazing.  The first step I hope to helping you.

    I am pleased for you.  This is what you need.  I wish you the best.

    Take care, keep warm and safe

    Your friend
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  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @CockneyRebel

    Your right! we do have limited resources. 
    The only help I have been given is lip read classes, but again that can be costly.

    I signed a petition not long ago, to make sign language part of the national curriculum.

    If your interested?
    I've managed to copy an email i recieved this morning.
    Thanks 
    Bev

    You recently signed the petition “Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum”:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200000

    On Monday 5 March, MPs will debate British Sign Language being part of the National Curriculum.

    The debate will start at 4.30pm and will be opened by Liz Twist MP, a member of the Petitions Committee. You can watch it live at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons.

    You'll be able to watch a live simultaneous BSL interpretation of the debate on parliamentlive.tv. A transcript and subtitled version will be available within hours of the debate.  

    This is the first time that simultaneous BSL interpretation has been streamed live during a House of Commons debate.
     
    Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Chairman of Ways and Means and Principal Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, said:
     
    “The House of Commons is working to make all parliamentary business more accessible to everyone, including people with hearing impairments. We were so pleased to include full BSL translation for the first time in November 2017 for a debate on Deafness and Hearing Loss, but simultaneous translation for the live TV feed has been a complex challenge. I’m thrilled it is now happening in Westminster Hall. It’s fantastic to be part of making the House of Commons more accessible to deaf people.”
     

    Who are the Petitions Committee?

    We are a group of cross-party MPs called the Petitions Committee. We are independent from Government. You can find out more about us on our website: http://www.parliament.uk/petitions-committee/role

    You can follow us on Twitter: @HoCpetitions

    Thanks,
    The Petitions team
    UK Government and Parliament

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks Bev
    I have now signed (lol ) the petition

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @CockneyRebel

    Awesome!
    Thank you
    Bev  :)
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @thespiceman

    I'm having a good day today!
    Thank you  :)

    Hope you are well too.
    Yes! Keep warm and safe
    Bev  :)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @bevt2017 Thank you.  The day being better hearing this.  I know I do think it will change your life for the future.

    Take care

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  • kyramannkyramann Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I totally agree with schools doing more for sign Language, my daughter misses her lunch break at school so she can rather learn sign language and she loves doing it xxxx
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @kyramann

    That's Awesome!

    She sounds like an amazing young girl.

    I wish her all the very best
    Bev
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    That's amazing!! I just signed up for an online course in BSL and can't wait to learn, I tried the finger spelling and Im practicing that!!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @Sam_Scope

    Awesome!
    You know more than me lol.

    I know a few words, but it will be good to get some basics in place.

    She said she will also show me the alphabet.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    I found this on the BBC website @bevt2017



    My husband and I are learning together and been practicing fingerspelling words to eachother!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Awesome!

    Thanks @Sam_Scope
    Very useful  :)
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