British Sign Language (BSL): Guide

Dani Sive (Headteacher Frank Barnes School) and Catherine Drew (Key Stage 1/2 Team Leader Frank Barnes School) | View as single page | Feedback/Impact

BSL in Employment

Some deaf people use BSL in a variety of employment contexts to communicate.  Some work with deaf colleagues and they can communicate directly with each other in BSL, while some deaf people need to communicate with hearing colleagues who cannot use BSL, or only have limited BSL skills. 

The Government have a scheme called Access to Work, which provides funding for interpreters in the workplace for deaf and hearing colleagues to communicate with each other, or for equipment such as a textphone or other technical equipment/service, e.g. interpreting relay service, to enable full communication access for the deaf person.