Tyrese Dibba offers free BSL lessons during lock-down
BBC West Midlands reported this week how Tyrese Dibba, a 15-year-old student, has created a series of videos teaching British Sign Language (BSL) during the Covid-19 lock down.
Tyrese is working with the charity Sense (who support people living with complex disabilities) as he feels more people learning BSL would “help the deaf community feel part of wider society – after all nobody likes feeling left out”. Tyrese has been using BSL “for as long as I can remember because I’m Deaf with limited sight”.
The lessons are easy to access, so if you would like to join the 7,000 plus people who have signed up for the free classes with Tyrese, go to the Sense Sign School and sign up.
British Sign Language (BSL) is the visual language of Britain’s Deaf Community. It is seen as a language in its own right – recognised by the British Government as being a full, independent language in 2003. It has a complete grammar base, a creative and adaptable vocabulary based on a long cultural and artistic heritage and it has regional dialects!
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