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Welcome to the Deaf Education and the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 website, which is run by Rachel O’Neill at the University of Edinburgh, and Rob Wilks at the University of South Wales.

As both Rachel and Rob are interested in the impact of the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 on deaf education in Scotland, this website was set up to contribute to the review of the first national British Sign Language (BSL) plan (National Plan), due late 2021, and to act as a discussion point for deaf young people themselves, the wider Deaf community, parents, teachers, third sector organisations, academics and other professionals about what changes the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 has so far made in relation to deaf education.

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