centred's first BSL Level 1 course gets under way

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 13:02 -- tim

16 LGBTQ volunteers, activists, trustees, artists and film makers took part in the first session of our new BSL Level 1 course last Wednesday. The course will be run weekly through until November. We'll additionally be running three all day Saturday sessions promoting deaf cultural awarenees and celebrating D/deaf LGBTQ artists. These will be open to D/deaf and hearing members of the LGBTQ community.
This is part of our broader work around increasing access for D/deaf LGBTQ people to LGBTQ community spaces. We recently ran two of our LGBTQ history tours of Soho with BSL interpretation. These were accessed by 18 members of the D/deaf community, with both recieving positive feedback as well as plenty of learning for our tour development, so we hope to run some more again soon.