British Sign Language Quiz at Akva

October 7, 2016

On the 20th of September we launched our first every quiz at Akva, but with a slight twist... It was translated into sign language thanks to the Heriot-Watt BSL group! 

 


Goose, who hosted the first event, reflected on the night. "Being involved as the quiz host for a BSL signed quiz was an honour. The group from the BSL course at Heriot Watt proficiently translated all the questions. It was exciting to see the questions being translated, being discussed and being answered all in sign language, even though I had a very limited grasp of the dialect. The staff at Akva and I had a quick lesson into British Sign Language at the start of the evening, which was fascinating and gave us a better understanding to the communication difficulties present to the Deaf Community. I would encourage everyone to get involved in these kinds of nights, whether by coming along and taking part, telling friends about it or learning a little sign language yourself. It was great to be a part of it and will be a highlight of the month for Goose's Quizzes."

The quiz will run every week, with every 4th quiz to be translated into BSL by the group. The next signed night will be on Tuesday the 18th of October, so please come along and get involved! 


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