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- ‘He has tiny arms with just four fingers on one hand and three on the other so British Sign Language is difficult to understand.’
- ‘Parenting a deaf child is a CD-ROM showing film footage of deaf and hearing parents sharing their experiences in speech and British Sign Language.’
- ‘Swindon-based national interpreter agency Sign Lingual is running sessions called An Introduction to British Sign Language.’
- ‘It is based on the same principals at British Sign Language but has been simplified for the children.’
- ‘After all, they have devised, tuned and mastered a whole new language British Sign Language and that's amazing by anybody's standards.’
- ‘He was diagnosed as profoundly deaf as a toddler after an accident, and British Sign Language is his first language.’
- ‘The play will be performed with fully integrated British Sign Language.’
- ‘The scariest thing was not knowing how to communicate with them, so we got a deaf woman called Christina in to teach us British Sign Language.’
- ‘I keep promising myself that I'll learn British Sign Language so that I can speak with my hands.’
- ‘Campaigners who fought for British Sign Language to be recognised as an official language are celebrating success after the Government announced that it is to inject £1m into promoting its teaching.’
- ‘He decided to learn British Sign Language when he was a union rep with the Royal Mail in Swindon, specifically so that he could communicate with a new employee, Richard Reeves.’
- ‘Around 6000 protesters marched to Downing Street where a petition was delivered urging the Prime Minister to give British Sign Language the same legal status as English.’
- ‘ASL is at least as different from English, and for that matter from British Sign Language, as French is.’
- ‘He learned sign language and mainly signs in SSE (Sign Supported English) which takes British Sign Language signs and forms them in to the order that they would be spoken.’
- ‘The audience is mainly profoundly deaf British Sign Language users, for those who have BSL as their first language.’
- ‘SOME 2,000 people marched in London on Saturday of last week for the legal recognition of British Sign Language.’
- ‘All the hand signals are based on British Sign Language, with music videos to accompany the 10-week course.’
- ‘Community services manager at CDA Peter Shaw has been giving talks on British Sign Language and every talk he has given has been followed by donations and letters of thanks.’
- ‘The 33-year-old, from Chiseldon, has been deaf since he was 13 months old and uses British Sign Language as his first language.’
- ‘I am a deaf person and a British Sign Language user.’
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