Brian Kokoruwe BSL Advisory Board Member – Deaf equality trainer, qualified Teacher of the Deaf, author, and trustee at Manchester Deaf Centre.

The 16 members of the UK Government’s British Sign Language (BSL) Advisory Board, which was set up following the passing of the BSL Act last year, have been announced at the British Deaf Association’s BSL Conference in London today.

The individuals, who all have a lived experience of BSL, have been appointed for three-year terms, and will advise the government on the use of sign language in its communications and how to address issues facing the Deaf community – including increasing the number of interpreters.