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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15276: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress being made by the Scottish Funding Council on producing guidance for universities and colleges to support them in developing and publishing their BSL plans by October 2018.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 March 2018

The Scottish Government has provided funding of £1.3 million (2017-2020) to a coalition of organisations who promote BSL who will provide support to public bodies, including colleges and universities, to help them prepare BSL plans. This includes provision of guidance, and a series of information ‘roadshows’ throughout March and April.

In addition, the Scottish Funding Council is co-ordinating a BSL steering group, chaired by a BSL user from Deaf Action, which will also help colleges and universities develop and implement their BSL plans, including sharing best practice. The steering group last met on 22 March 2018.