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British/Irish Sign Language Charter

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has signed up to the British/Irish Sign Language Charter.


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has proudly signed up to the British/Irish Sign Language Charter, committing to promote better access to public services for Deaf communities.

The BSL/ISL Charter is designed to empower local Deaf communities and resolve barriers between service providers and Deaf people while increasing awareness of Deaf issues.

By signing the Charter, the Council pledges to:

  • Consult formally and informally with the local Deaf community on a regular basis

  • Ensure access for Deaf people to the Council’s information and services

  • Support Deaf children and families in the Borough to live a more fulfilled life

For further information, contact our Accessibility and Customers Officer Ellen Boyd on E. ellen.boyd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk