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Anita goes to the BSL Conference in London 

17 May 2023

In March this year, our staff member Anita Kanji had an exciting trip to London to attend the British Deaf Association’s 2023 BSL Conference. Here is Anita telling us all about her trip: "Hello, I want to tell you about my recent trip to the BSL conference. I really enjoyed being there. It was

100% success at Level 3 BSL

6 March 2023

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all 12 of our Level 3 BSL course students. We recently learned that all the students passed their exams and achieved their Signature Level 3 qualification. MDC started to offer Level 3 courses in 2022, and this was our first cohort of students to complete

MDC reaches Signature milestone – and will offer BSL Level 4 qualification from September 2023

11 December 2022

We have recently received a certificate from Signature, celebrating our 3-year milestone in successfully delivering Signature-accredited British Sign Language (BSL) courses Levels 1–3. Signature is a national charity and the leading awarding body and provider of BSL and other Deaf and Deafblind

Gift a BSL course this Christmas

11 December 2022

Are you still looking for a good Christmas present idea? Or do you know someone who would like to learn BSL? Courses make perfect gifts. Why not give a gift of BSL this year 🎅. Book a place on one of our Introduction to BSL courses as a gift, and you will receive a printable e-voucher with all of

EFSLI international interpreter gathering

14 August 2022

We have some exciting news to share: in September, Manchester will be hosting a big gathering of interpreters from all over Europe. It is the annual conference of EFSLI, which stands for the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters. The event, which is organised by EFSLI, will be taking place

Level 1 BSL success for Manchester Metropolitan University students

8 November 2021

Congratulations to our first cohort of BSL Level 1 students from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). All the students passed their exams and gained their accredited Signature Level 1 qualification. The students all started learning BSL through the ‘Rise Intensive’ programme offered by MMU.

Standing up for the right to information

8 November 2021

An interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor, founder of #Where Is The Interpreter Campaign Salford Deaf Advocacy Service hosted an amazing event on Monday 18th October – an interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor. The event was held at Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre. Many people attended in person and

BSL Interpreter Contract Success!

27 August 2021

We are delighted that our contracts with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport Council for the provision of BSL/English interpreters have both recently been renewed. We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service for the Deaf community – we don’t cut costs; always providing fully

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