What is BSL?

British Sign Language (BSL) is a form of sign language that is used in Britain and involves the use of hand movements, gestures, body language and facial expressions to communicate. It is predominantly used by people who are either deaf or have a hearing impairment. According to the statistics, over 120,000 deaf adults and about 20,000 children in the United Kingdom use BSL to communicate with other people. The sign language, however, is also used by their families and relatives as well as sign language interpreters. They enable the deaf to communicate with the hearing people who are not familiar with BSL.

18th February 2018
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