University of Edinburgh

Bilingual Glossaries

Wednesday 23 June 2006


The opportunity for pupils to fully access SQA examinations though British Sign Language (BSL) has given further impetus to the need to develop standardised BSL English translations of terminology in a variety of subjects. This day will provide the chance to review developments. Also, the pilot online glossary of SQA Maths terms, developed by Dr Mary Brennan, in collaboration with Gerry Hughes, Margaret Ward and Jo Ross, will provide an exemplar of progress within Scotland.

Presenters: Gerry Hughes, St Vincent’s School for the Deaf
Karen Simpson, Headteacher, Frank Barnes School, Camden, London
Robin Ash, Frank Barnes School, Camden, London
Mary Dowell, Scottish Sensory Centre and St Vincent’s School for the Deaf


10.20 am Introduction

10.30 am Launch of the SSC, Moray House School of Education Bilingual Glossary Project Subject Area: Maths

  • Background Information
  • The Process
  • The Product
  • Responses to date

Gerry Hughes