Sign Language

Sign language is a way of communicating visually using facial expressions, lip movements, gestures and body language. Some people with an acquired hearing loss have found it useful to learn sign language with a friend or family members.

British Sign Language (BSL)

British Sign Language is a language in its own right.  BSL is the language used by the Deaf Community in the UK. It has its own grammar and syntax, which are completely different from the grammatical rules of English.

Sign Supported English (SSE)

Sign Supported English uses the signs from BSL, but in spoken English grammar structure.  SSE may be used by people with acquired deafness who have English as their first language. 

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