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British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015

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Section 5 – Forms of British Sign Language

22.Subsection (1) provides that references to BSL in the Act are to both the visual form and the tactile form of BSL (used by some deafblind BSL users). An exception is made where the Act deals with the publication of National and Authority Plans as it is not possible to produce a tactile BSL version of a document (subsection (2)).

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