Monday, August 12, 2013

First Scots BLS degree

Walter Baxter via Wikimedia Commons
The BBC takes a look at the school that's offering Scotland's first degree in British Sign Language in an article here.  Prof Graham Turner says, "Because there is a longstanding shortage of sign language interpreters in Scotland and the UK as a whole their job prospects are likely to be extremely good. The department trains interpreters who work in contexts like the Scottish Parliament and the United Nations.We're applying all of that experience to the context of British Sign Language and training to that standard. They should be a very desirable commodity in the wider world."