Signature Announces 50 Nominees for Hall of Fame Event (w/ BSL Video)


Rose Ayling-Ellis, Lynn Stewart-Taylor, Daniel Jillings and Kevin Buckle are among 50 nominees shortlisted to join the Signature Hall of Fame, it has been announced.

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The organization that awards British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications has received more than 250 nominations for people, charities or companies to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, representing the deaf community and “those who have contributed to the advancement of deaf communications “ acknowledges.

Signature Executive Director Lindsay Foster said: “During the nomination phase, we read over 250 inspirational stories from people and organizations who have done incredible things to improve access for deaf people, with the caliber of the nominees being incredibly high. We are now pleased to share our shortlist and look forward to bringing everyone together for an evening to celebrate this achievement.

“In such a landmark year for the deaf community with the passage of the BSL Act, we look forward to coming together with those who helped develop the foundations of deaf communications in the UK.”

Activists campaigning for the passage of a BSL bill – including British Deaf Association leader David Buxton and Labor MP Rosie Cooper – are also on the list, as is lecturer Dr. Paddy Ladd, Deaf Identity founder Luke Christian and Tyrese Dibba of Sense Sign School.

In the media world, moderators Ahmed Mudawi and Clive Mason were also nominated The limping chicken‘s Charlie Swinbourne and Liam O’Dell. The BBC See listening Program and ITV SignPost Productions – who produce the programme That’s deaf – are also listed.

Other shortlisted organizations include 999 BSL, City Lit, Deafinitely Theatre, LipSpeaking UK and Stagetext.

The full list can be found on Signature’s website, with 10 of the 50 nominees inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The event takes place at the National Football Museum in Manchester on November 18, 2022 and tickets go on sale Monday to Friday October 28.

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By Liam O’Dell. Liam is an award-winning, deaf, freelance journalist and activist from Bedfordshire. You can find him speaking about disability, theatre, politics and more Twitter and on his website

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