Why BSL?

British Sign Language is typically used by the Deaf community in the UK.  Some deaf people do not use BSL, others use some BSL, some use a mixture of BSL and English (sometimes called Sign Supported English), while others use 'full' BSL. 

Communicating in BSL does not rely on one’s ability to hear or lip-read and, as a visual language, it is fully accessible for deaf people in the absence of hearing.  Not only is BSL a visual language, it is also very expressive and enables deaf people to communicate their views, thoughts and feelings visually in the same way that some deaf and hearing people communicate through speech.