November 15, 2015
The British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill was introduced into Scottish Parliament on 29 October 2014 by Labour politician Mark Griffin. With the passing of the BSL Bill on 17 September 2015, which became an Act on 22 October 2015, British Sign Language is now recognised in Scottish law.
The aim of the Bill was to encourage the Scottish government to promote BSL as a language in its own right. The passing of the BSL Scotland Bill was a historic landmark which will positively impact the quality of life for the Deaf community in relation to health, education, the elderly, employment, leisure and the arts.
The British Deaf Association (BDA) needed help to publicise this historic landmark, which the charity had been heavily involved with from the start.
Ran a slick press office to get the news, images and interviews out to the media as quickly as possible, securing blanket coverage across the Scottish media in support of the Bill.
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