British Sign Language Plan

Our British Sign Language (BSL) Plan explains the actions we're taking to:

  • support BSL users in the council area
  • ensure BSL users have equal access to our services

In our plan, 'BSL user' means anyone whose first or preferred language is BSL. This includes d/Deaf people and deafblind people who use a tactile form of the language.

How we developed our plan

We developed our plan in 2018 to support the delivery of the Scotland Government's national BSL plan. This is known as the British Sign Language (BSL): National Plan 2017 to 2023.

During our plan's development, we got input from:

  • teams within the council
  • partner organisations
  • people who use BSL
  • people and organisations that support BSL users

English language version of our plan

You can read our plan as an English language document.

If you'd like to request a printed copy of the plan, you can:

BSL video version of our plan

You can watch a BSL video version of our plan below. If you want to skip to a specific section, select the 'playlist' icon in the top-right corner of the video.

You can also watch our plan videos on YouTube.