Young Deaf people empowered by BSL (Scotland) Act 2015
Youth National Advisory Group members announced.
Deaf Sector Partnership (DSP) today has announced the names of Youth representatives and will represent the opinions and views of young Deaf people, whose first or preferred language is BSL, in the National Advisory Group (NAG).
This follows the introduction of the historic BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 last September, which recognised BSL as a language of Scotland, and will result in the first BSL Action Plan.
11 BSL NAG representatives will be appointed to the group for two years, and will oversee the development of the first BSL National Plan.
The Deaf Sector Partnership (DSP), which has been created by the Scottish Government to support the implementation of the new BSL (Scotland) Act 2015, will be supporting both BSL NAG members and Deaf / Deafblind BSL users around Scotland.