Scottish Sensory Centre

BSL Glossary launches Environmental Science

Royal Society and Scottish Sensory Centre team up to ‘rewild’ British Sign Language with 400 new signs for common environmental terms.

All 4 themes: 1 Biodiversity & ecosystems, 2 Physical environment & pollution, 3 Energy resources & sustainability, and 4 Environmental impacts on humans have now launched.

BSL Environment Home

SSC News

HE Students with VI Research: Prof John Ravenscroft is involved in a new research project looking for university students with vision impairment (VI), adults with VI who have completed a university degree within the last 5 years, professionals from national organisations and university staff to participate in the first phase. For more details, please email

Disability SMART Inclusive Communication Campaign Award Highly Commended for BSL Glossary on Environmental Science

Vibrotactile Conference, October 2024 Vibrotactile technology can provide support for speech access, engagement and focus, increasing music enjoyment, rehabilitation, MSI, tinnitus therapy, personal security, sound awareness and more! Discover the latest, innovative practices from across the world.

10th ICEVI-European Conference will be held from 15-17 May 2025 in Padova, Italy.

Video Magnifiers Technology needs in the Primary Setting

Research Project Rachel O'Neill and Rob Wilks are conducting interviews with Teachers of Deaf Children and Young people on the Ethical dilemmas they face in their work with deaf children and families.

CRIDE The CRIDE UK committee have released an article to help Heads of Services understand what CRIDE is and how the survey is developed in advance of the 2024 Survey.

Browse EdSign Lectures list collated by Dr Audrey Cameron

Data for Good Initiative of the Year Award for Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Data Science topics.

BATOD Mentoring Scheme - BATOD

SSC Bulletin: March 2024


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BSL Glossary

SSC's BSL Glossary team have collected and created British Sign Language Terms for Curriculum Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics. And now the award-winning topics Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science.

Includes examples and laboratory clips for students of science subjects.

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Events and Video Archive

Missed an event? We have materials and recordings from a number of professional learning courses available to view on our website.

Recordings and materials are available from a number of SSC professional learning events and webinars.

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We have a number of publications and resources produced as part of our many projects are freely available on our website: from our Play DVDs to How Good is Our Sensory Service? document launched in May 2019.

Materials are also available from a number of SSC professional learning events and webinars. We also host the SAVIE (Scottish Association of Visual Impairment Education) website.

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