Supporting Deaf Awareness

Watch the video below for helpful deaf awareness tips or learn the
British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet with our useful graphic.


In partnership with Signature

Signature is the leading awarding body for deaf communication and language qualifications in the UK, with 300 centres delivering our qualifications.

Over the last 40 years they have supported more than 500,000 people to learn British Sign Language. Signature are regulated by Ofqual, meaning all of our qualifications are of the highest standard and taught by experienced teachers.

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BT Sport's BSL alphabet campaign

BT Sport has teamed up with Premier League players and managers to guide viewers through the letters of
the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet to promote and destigmatise the use of BSL among the public.

Learn British Sign Language (BSL)

Watch the video below to learn the BSL alphabet, or for more information about learning
BSL and the deaf community, check out the following links.


Deaf Away Days

Watch the first three episodes in a new series exploring what it’s like to be
a deaf fan at some of the country’s biggest sporting events.

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A unique soundtrack

BT Sport worked with with Ruth Montgomery to create a soundtrack for all Sign Up content.
Ruth is a deaf, classically trained musician who helps to bring music to the deaf community through her organisation Audiovisability.

Check out the music video

See how it was made

Coming up in 2023

Sign Up continues in 2023 with New Signing, the BT Sport initiative, supported by EE, to spotlight disability football on and off
the pitch, as well as to provide the resources to provide more visibility for British Sign Language.


New Signing

New Signing will provide two BSL commentators or presenters with a first-of-its-kind opportunity to train up with BT Sport so that they can sign at some of the biggest BT Sport football games next season, including the FA Disability Cup 2023.

The first of a new series documenting the new BSL presenters’ journey with BT Sport will air on BT Sport in early February.

BT Sport United: Our commitment to accessibility

Find out more about what BT Sport is doing to make its programming as accessible as possible to all.