Tuesday, 20 February 2007

BSL - A Matter of Policy

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), through the efforts of Assembly Minister Jane Hutt, has recently announced that it is policy to translate official documents into BSL (British Sign Language) as well as the usual Welsh and English versions. It is important to understand that for some, BSL is their first language, and they may never learn English or Welsh.

We have recently finished shooting our second such DVD, which is entitled "Delivering Services in BSL". We shot everything against our blue-screen, and used an Autocue to ensure a professional delivery. The next stage is the editing, where we sit with the interpreters to ensure the document fits together in the correct order. Then its over to the DVD recorder to record the individual segments, authoring the functionality of the DVD with menu structure etc, and finally off to the duplicators for a glass master and however many copies the client wants.

Special thanks to Gloria Ogborn of Sign Solutions for translating the document "Delivering Services in BSL".

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