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Deaf Women launch a new learning package on International Women's Day

15 March 2012

In times when the European Commission is again bemoaning the lack of women in the boardroom, two Deaf women have taken the initiative by launching the revolutionary new web-based company, with themselves as the directors.

Linda Day of Bristol and Tessa Padden of Newcastle upon Tyne are two of Britain’s best-known teachers of British Sign Language (BSL.)  And for years – like all BSL teachers – they’ve been frustrated by the lack of first-class teaching materials. Now they’ve decided to do something about it, by creating their own learning package and selling it online.

Signworld is what modern language learning is all about - being able to teach and learn language and culture in a brand new way. You can learn anywhere, at any time, at your own pace, with hours of fun learning.” And one of the most innovative features of package  is that, whenever there are regional variations in BSL, users can check the right signs for their own region at the click of a button. So whether you live in Exeter or Edinburgh, Birmingham or Belfast, you’ll find signs appropriate to your area. It can be used by anyone, from beginners with no knowledge of British Sign Language right up to the level of BSL/English interpreters and Communication Support Workers who work with deaf children and students.

For more information go to www.signworldlearn.com