Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Scotland's BSL plan.


Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Scotland’s BSL Plan. 

Developing D/deaf Cultural Engagement - PART 2 This is one of the most important events you’ll be attending this year. This Culture Republic event, in association with deafscotland, and designed and produced in collaboration with Glasgow Film Theatre, will introduce the British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023 to the arts and cultural sector. 

This plan sets out Scotland’s ambition to be the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work and visit. It includes 70 actions that Scotland as a nation needs to take by 2020 to help us make progress towards this goal, seven of which are specifically aimed at the arts and cultural sector. Culture and the arts – our long-term goal: BSL users will have full access to the cultural life of Scotland, and an equal opportunity to enjoy and contribute to culture and the arts, and are encouraged to share BSL and Deaf culture with the people of Scotland. – The BSL National Plan What does this mean for the Scottish arts and cultural sector? 

We will explore what actions we should be taking and shine a light on cultural activity in Scotland that is already addressing D/deaf inclusion. We will hear from those who embed collaboration and the right to access within their programming, delivery and venues. This event follows on from last year’s sold out Developing D/deaf Cultural Engagement event. We have invited Derek Todd from deafscotland as our Keynote Speaker. Derek is a BSL Consultant, the Deaf Sector Partnership Coordinator and works strategically on the BSL National Plan. We will also hear from partners working across the Scottish creative sector. 

They will share best practice of accessible D/deaf engagement in case studies where inclusion is at the heart of the creative process in ways that are both exciting and sustainable. Learn from some of Scotland’s most determined and proficient practitioners in this area, take time to understand the D/deaf experience of the creative arts, and find out how you can enhance your work to make it D/deaf friendly. Join the conversation on Twitter @Culture_Public with #CROneAudience. It will be held at Theatre Royal Glasgow on Thursday 2 August 2018 at 9.45am – 1.00pm.