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British Sign Language (BSL)

We have developed a plan showing how British Sign Language (BSL) can be promoted and supported.

Illustrations of hands saying the letters BSL in British Sign Language

Perth and Kinross British Sign Language Plan

The British Sign Language plan will support people with British Sign Language as a first or preferred language to be fully involved in daily and public life as active and healthy citizens.

Watch our video for a BSL version of the plan and it is also available in plain English (PDF) [949KB]  and Easy Read (PDF) [1MB]  formats.

BSL community members, their families and organisations who work with them have had the opportunity to tell Perth and Kinross Council their thoughts on the draft BSL plan at public events in advance of the publication of the final version of the BSL Plan.

The Council also heard directly from 'BSL users' and their families on how best to ensure people with BSL as a first or preferred language have equal access to Council services and supports. The plan has now been amended in response to comments received through the consultation process and we made the final BSL version available for comment prior to it being published.

The plan is in line with the Scottish Government's British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2023 to 2029 and the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 which requires public bodies in Scotland to publish plans every six years, showing how they will promote and support BSL.

If you wish to raise any issues in connection with this Plan please contact Equalities@pkc.gov.uk.

Our Equality Outcomes

British Deaf Association (Scotland)

British Sign Language (BSL) users can also contact the Council via Contact Scotland or by telephoning 01738 475000.

Last modified on 21 May 2024

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