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BSL webinar – Visualising how plants and microbes function in sign language
24th September 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Audrey Cameron, Rachel O’Neill and Gary Quinn
A team from the Scottish Sensory Centre at the University of Edinburgh will explain how to use British Sign Language to unlock scientific concepts. They will also share the sign development process that the BSL glossary team followed to create new signs for science terminology including terms linking to plants and microbes, whilst adhering to the principles of BSL linguistics. They will demonstrate a group of signs linking to plants and microorganisms.
Dr Audrey Cameron is a Teaching Fellow in Science Education and STEM BSL glossary coordinator based at the University of Edinburgh.
Rachel O’Neill is a Senior Lecturer in deaf education at the University of Edinburgh .
Gary Quinn is an Assistant Professor of BSL linguistics and works as a lecturer and researcher at Heriot-Watt University. He is also studying part-time for a PhD.
Interpreters: David Summersgill and Marion Fletcher.
Deadline for registration was Wed 23rd Sept 2020.