Students made their own signs and created flags which they waved around Exmouth, spreading awareness, and showing their support for the BSL bill. This is the second time the Deaf Academy students have peacefully rallied in Exmouth for the BSL Act, the first being during the bills second reading, which was passed with full support from the government.
Today, the BSL Bill passed its third reading unopposed, which is a tremendous outcome for the entire deaf community. The 18th of March marks 19 years since the UK government first recognised BSL as a language. The BSL Act sorts to give BSL legal status, which will in turn mean the government will need to put in place guidance for providing public services and information to Deaf people who use BSL. The bill will now go to the House of Lords for further review.