Breetish Sign Leid

The BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet.

Breetish Sign Leid (BSL) is the sign leid uised in the Unitit Kinrick (UK), an is the first or preferred leid o deif fowk in the UK; There are 125,000[1] Deif adults in the UK who uise BSL plus an estimatit 20,000 children. The leid makes uise o space an involves movement o the hands, body, face an heid. Mony thoosans o fowk who are no deif an aa uise BSL, as hearin relatives o deif fowk, sign leid interpreters or as a result o ither contact wi the Breetish deif community.


  1. IPSOS Mori GP Patient Survey 2009/10