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BSL Bill evidence session held on 24 February 2015

This is  a recorded video from Education and Culture Committee BSL Bill evidence session held on 24 February 2015.


British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill:
The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from —
  • Alan Drew, Deaf BSL user and Member of Scottish Deaf Youth Association;
  • Heather Gray, Director, National Deaf Children’s Society;
  • Avril Hepner, Community Advocacy and Development Officer, Central and Southern Scotland, British Deaf Association;
  • Frankie McLean, Social Care Manager, Deaf Action;
  • Nicola Mitchell, Deaf BSL User and BSL Tutor;
and then from—
  • Katy Hetherington, Equality Team Programme Manager, NHS Health Scotland;
  • Nigel Firth, Equality and Diversity Manager, NHS Grampian;
  • Lorraine Vallance, Disability Adviser at Heriot Watt University and Member of Scottish Universities’ Disability Services Group;
  • Robert Nicol, Chief Officer, Education, Children and Young People, and
  • Maria Dick, Sensory Services Team Manager, Forth Valley Sensory Centre, COSLA;
and then from—
  • Carly Brownlie, Development Manager, Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters;
  • Clark Denmark, BSL Broadcaster;
  • Professor Rob Dunbar, Chair of Celtic Languages, Literature, History and Antiquities, University of Edinburgh;
  • Professor Graham H Turner, Chair of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Heriot-Watt University.