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New features ensure the value of BSL Signbank continues to grow

Academics behind the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) usage-based dictionary have added two new features to mark the second anniversary of its launch. The new functions will not only allow users to test their knowledge on BSL signs and regional variation but also to search the dictionary using specific sign features. More...

Published: Sep 23, 2016 9:27:19 AM

New study casts light on synaesthesia among signed language users

Many synaesthetes experience colours when viewing letters or digits but a new research study involving academics from UCL, has for the first time, documented a similar phenomenon among users of signed languages. More...

Published: Aug 12, 2016 10:35:23 AM

New online resource provides ‘huge leap’ forward in deaf assessments

For the first time, teachers, clinicians and researchers will soon have access to a range of online tests that can be used to assess abilities in deaf children and adults, such as speech reading, sign language vocabulary and understanding. More...

Published: Jul 11, 2016 3:05:57 PM

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DCAL receive prestigious award from RAD (Royal Association of Deaf People)

DCAL received an award for the most significant research contribution to Deaf studies at RAD’s 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony. More...

Published: Feb 12, 2016 2:27:29 PM

London research centre celebrates 10 years of ‘ground-breaking’ work

Amongst the many research centres in University College London’s eleven faculties, there is one that has become an award-winning beacon for Deaf research. As the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, its director looks backs over a decade of achievement which she believes has placed the Centre as a global leader in its field. More...

Published: Nov 16, 2015 10:37:40 AM

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Media Release: BSL Signbank includes new information about regional variation

As the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) usage-based dictionary celebrates its first birthday, detailed information about the regional variation in a subset of BSL signs is now available. More...

Published: Sep 24, 2015 6:06:28 PM

DCAL to collaborate with Durham University on phase-two Wellcome Trust project

A leading academic at UCL will be working with Prof. Charles Fernyhough and his team at Durham, as they secure Wellcome funding for another 5 years of research for the ‘Hearing the Voice’ project. More...

Published: Aug 21, 2015 11:33:52 AM


Exclusive University Summer School is a ‘Resounding Success’

A top London university has for a second consecutive year, held a three day residential summer school exclusively for D/deaf and hard of hearing students from across the UK. More...

Published: Aug 14, 2015 11:55:27 AM

DCAL welcomes report on access to health services for deaf people in London

Commenting on the launch of a report by the London Assembly’s Health Committee, which shows that access to health services in the Capital for those who are Deaf or who have a hearing loss is still unacceptable and in need of urgent attention, Director of the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London, Prof. Bencie Woll, said: More...

Published: Jun 13, 2015 10:04:54 PM

DCAL in Week@UCL

Last week we launched our new CPD courses and celebrated the 12th anniversary of British Sign Language (BSL) being recognised as an official language in the UK. To celebrate we held a Great BSL Bake-Off! More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:09:01 PM