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Deaf Students Get First Text to BSL Qualification

There’s been a breakthrough for deaf students with the first training assessment course for text to British Sign Language completed.

The first training assessment course which had been specifically tailored for English written text to British Sign Language (BSL) was completed with 14 deaf candidates obtaining the Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation qualification.

This qualification is essential in the drive to establish quality standards for translation and any professionals who completed the course are now able to register themselves with the National Registers for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) as fully qualified and registered Sign Language Translators.

This course has been designed for students who are not only fluent in BSL but also who have a high level and a high standard of written English. It’s the first programme in the UK that is running the new signature qualification.

Delivered by Action on Hearing Loss, formally Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) and funded by the Nominet Trust in partnership with Signamic, the course and the qualification professionally recognises people translating written English and preparing and presenting information in BSL to either a camera, media and even translating within the workplace.

A Chief Executive, Annika Small, from Nominet the company who provided the funding for the project said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting this very important cause. As the internet continues to play an increasing role in many areas of our life, it’s clear that this new qualification will go a long way in working to professionalise the translation industry and improve accessibility for deaf people.”

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