What is BSL

British Sign Language is a visual language with no standard written form. BSL does not follow English structure and grammar.

BSL uses different hand shapes known as manual signs. It also uses non-manual features, such as facial expressions, mouth patterns and body language, to show meaning.

BSL is used by members of the Deaf Community who share not only a common language but also a Deaf culture or way of life, which includes a history, education, social events, clubs etc.