NHS Tayside has published its Local Plan for British Sign Language (BSL).
The plan sets out how NHS Tayside will promote and support BSL and was developed in collaboration with BSL users, including those who use the tactile form of the language and those who represent them.
According to the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 which requires public bodies in Scotland to publish BSL plans every six years, the plan must also ensure that the consultation on the plan was accessible to deaf and deaf blind BSL users.
The Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work and visit. This means that people whose first or preferred language is BSL will be fully involved in daily and public life in Scotland, as active, healthy citizens, and will be able to make informed choices about every aspect of their lives.