BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 Partners

Deaf Action is part of the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 Partnership, a consortium of organisations funded by the Scottish Government to support public bodies in fulfilling their obligations under the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015.


Within this, we have two specific strands that we deliver:

  • Identify, engage with and empower Deaf BSL speakers aged 18-30 (16/17 if in full time education within FE/HE sector), including these with protected characteristics, across Scotland so that they can participate in and engage effectively in society and with structures and bodies.
  • Support public bodies to better understand and prepare to meet the needs of BSL speakers and meet their obligations under the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015, and support the Scottish Government with implementing the Act.

Find out more about the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 and what it means for *deaf people here.