The 18th March 2022 is an important day for the Deaf community in the UK. It marks the 19th anniversary of the date British Sign Language was first recognized as a language in its own right by the UK government.

This year is a special year as the 18th of March will be a time for a big BSL rally in London by The British Deaf Association and it coincides with British Sign Language Week.

This may also be the year that a BSL Act gives legal status to British Sign Language in the UK.

Below is an infographic showing a few key dates for understanding this important journey.

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