Languages British Sign Language in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Languages British Sign Language

appa me Ltd

Provides specialist services to support deaf or disabled individuals to create independent, successful lives at work, in education or at home, including British Sign Language interpreters.

Association of Sign Language Interpreters

The professional association and support network for British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Includes information about career paths, professional development, their regional network, and a searchable register of members.

British Deaf Association

Includes information about their services, projects, publications, local associations, and resources for teaching BSL.

British Sign Language Corpus Project

Presents the results from this three year project, which filmed hundreds of deaf people using BSL, in order to research how the language is evolving.

BritishSignLanguage.com

Presents selection of images on basic signs and word groups.

BSLonline.net

Provides searchable BSL resources for children and adult sign language learners and, teachers.

DCAL - Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre

A research centre in University College London that brings together Deaf and hearing researchers in sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience.

Deaf Action

Delivers BSL, Deafblind communication, deaf awareness, and other specialist training across Scotland. Includes information about their range of services and support, annual reports, projects, and newsletters.

Deaf Books

Online shopping for a range of books and materials for learning or teaching BSL; also includes some free resources to download.

Deaf Umbrella East Ltd - British Sign Languages Services

Provides communication support, training services, and work opportunities in London and the South East. Describes their services and history, with contact details.

DeafClub.co.uk

A directory of resources for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Makaton

A combination of sign language, signs and symbols, used to teach communication, language and literacy to people with communication and learning difficulties. Provides a substantial library of resources, with information about learning and training.

Royal Association for Deaf People

Promotes the welfare and interests of Deaf people in eastern and southern England, whose first or preferred language is sign language. Includes information about their services and programmes, and contact details.

Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Aims to promote good practice in the delivery of British Sign Language/English Interpreting. Includes details of membership, their code of conduct, and contacts.

Signature (The Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People, CACDP)

Offers a portfolio of qualifications in sign language and other forms of communication with deaf and deafblind people; includes a guide to their resources for learners, interpreters, and people seeking a career.

Silent Sounds UK Ltd

Provides British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting and lip-speaker services as well as training and on-line BSL interpreting.

University of Bristol - Centre for Deaf Studies

Concentrates solely on research and education that aims to benefit the Deaf community, offering a bilingual environment, with an emphasis on acquiring fluency in British Sign Language (BSL). Contains course list and information, news updates and announcements.

University of Central Lancashire - Deaf Studies

Provides teaching and research in the field of Deaf Studies, covering diverse issues relating to deaf people, their language, history, education and culture. Includes a listing of courses and opportunities, with contacts.

Waterfall Rainbows - British Sign Language

Offers a range of online and CDRom-based courses in BSL; includes a catalogue, prices, and free finger-spelling resources.

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