University of Edinburgh
 

Creating Linguistic Access for Deaf and Deafblind People;
A Strategy for Scotland

Thursday 6th March 2003

Additional copies of the report 'Creating Linguistic Access for Deaf & Deafblind People -
A Strategy for Scotland' can be downloaded from this or SASLI's website.

Keynote Speaker - Markku Jokinen University of Jyväskylä, Finland President, Finnish Deaf
Association Member of National Council of People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs
and Health

Mary Brennan Reader in Deaf Studies Scottish Sensory Centre, University of Edinburgh

David Brien Former Director of Deaf Studies Research Unit University of Durham

Judith Collins Department of Linguistics University of Durham

Sarah Kilbey MBE Trainer in Deaf Awareness and of Lipreading Tutors Chaplain with deafened
and hard of hearing people

Doreen Mair Director, Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Professor Pamela Munn Head of School, Moray House School of Education,
University of Edinburgh

Conference programme

9.45 Professor Pamela Munn Welcome and opening of Conference

10.00 Doreen Mair Opening Comments

10.10 Keynote Speaker: Markku Jokinen,
Linguistic Access for Deaf People in Finland and Scotland Comparisons and Contrasts

11.30 Sarah Kilbey MBE Accessing Spoken Language

12.00 Judith Collins/David Brien Issues in relation to the organisation and provision of
BSL/English interpreters

4.15 Mary Brennan Linguistic Access and Rights: Developing a National Strategy

14.35 Workshops

15.45 Panel The Way Forward

Panel Members David Brien (Chair) Former Director of Deaf Studies Research Unit
University of Durham
Paul Hart Principal Officer Sense Scotland
Lilian Lawson Director, Scottish Council on Deafness
Doreen Mair Director, Scottish Association of Sign language Interpreters
David Thomson Team Leader, Disability and LGBT Team, Scottish Executive

conference organised by:
Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters in conjunction with:
Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
and supported by: The Scottish Executive
thanks to: Liz Scott Gibson and the staff of Edinburgh & East of Scotland Deaf Society
Andy Irvine of The Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People
conference admin support
Ruth Simpson - Administrator/Supervisor Scottish Sensory Centre
Helen Robertson - Receptionist/Secretary Scottish Sensory Centre
Gill Wood - PA to the Director, Edinburgh & East of Scotland Deaf Society
Rea McCarter - Administrative Secretary,
SASLI thanks also: to the many individuals and organisations who helped to make this
conference become a reality.