Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at The House of Commons

Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at The House of Commons

Signcode UK was honoured to have joined around 150 of some of the most influential people from a range of mental health services, third and private sector partners who attended the Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at the House of Commons. Some of the most illustrious leaders in health from the Royal Colleges and the eminent speaker line-up from our elected … Read More

Update: Parliamentary Questions Tabled by Bill Esterson MP

Update: Parliamentary Questions Tabled by Bill Esterson MP

Following our recent and very productive meeting with local MP Bill Esterson, he has now tabled questions to all government departments about what they are doing to help BSL users. You can see the full list on the Parliament website but here is the one to the Department of Health. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps … Read More

Visual Language Professionals Annual Conference 2017

Visual Language Professionals Annual Conference 2017

SigncodeUK are proud to sponsor this year’s VLP (Visual Language Professionals) annual conference which takes place on Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October. This year we will be visiting Bristol for the first time and we will be hosted by the Armada House Conference Centre. The VLP membership group is a professional association which represents communication professionals whose working languages are … Read More

Signcode Meet With Bill Esterson MP and Merseycare

Signcode Meet With Bill Esterson MP and Merseycare

SigncodeUK and Merseycare NHS attended a meeting with Bill Esterson MP to discuss the work they will be doing to provide accessible information to Deaf people. Mr Esterson was interested to hear how accessibility could be provided by the use of signcodes and how Merseycare wanted to get their message out to the Deaf Community. We will continue to update … Read More

iOS 11 Recognises QR Codes

iOS 11 recognises QR codes

If you are lucky enough to have a new iOS11 smart phone or tablet, you may already know that you can scan QR codes without having to download a third party QR reader app.  The iOS camera app is now able to recognise the QR codes within iOS11 so it’s really straightforward to use All you need to do is … Read More

Our Intrepid Ian Cockburn Takes On Tough Mudder Challenge

Our Intrepid Ian Cockburn Takes On Tough Mudder Challenge

Our intrepid Ian Cockburn will be taking up the Tough Mudder Challenge again this year on Sunday 10th September at Cholmondeley Castle with all funds raised going to Liverpool Deaf Community. Ian completed the course last time and although we think he’s a bit barmy he’s going for it again!!! Lots of photos to follow of Ian surviving the Tough … Read More

Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information

Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information

A recent article published by Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) couldn’t have read my mind better. Here’s a short snippet of what they had to say: Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information Communication is a two way process. It is how we understand others and express ourselves. Inclusive communication goes further and includes a mutual respect and equal access. It is … Read More

Childline Provide Access to BSL Counselling

Childline Provide Access to BSL Counselling

Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom. The service is provided by the NSPCC and now provide access to BSL counselling. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be – and how brave any child is – to make the decision to ask for help from people … Read More

Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay Under Way

Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay Under Way

The ceremony of lighting the torch for the Summer Deaflympics 2017 was held yesterday in front of the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. This marks the symbolic start of the games which will see the flame travel around Europe and Turkey before being officially presented to the organisers on 18th July at the Samsun Stadium Opening Ceremony. From … Read More

iBSL Lead the Way

iBSL lead the way

iBSL (Institute for British Sign Language) are leading the way by having made their qualification specification information fully accessible. Tutors can now watch the BSL translation of the information by using the signcodes at just the touch of a button. Check out iBSL’s website – www.ibsl.org.uk/news/exciting-news/ iBSL is an UK awarding organisation accredited by Ofqual. They provide a range of … Read More