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Lib Dem conference: Party adopts call for BSL to be given legal status

Liberal Democrats have unanimously backed calls for British Sign Language (BSL) to be given legal status by the UK government.

It is now party policy to ask Liberal Democrat ministers to press within government for BSL – which can trace its roots back to the 16th century – to be one of the UK’s official languages, along with Welsh, Cornish and Gaelic.

Such a move would mean a right for Deaf people to have information and services provided in their own language, BSL.

Read more at: http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2013/09/lib-dem-conference-party-adopts-call-for-bsl-to-be-given-legal-status/

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