Commission publishes BSL Plan 2024-2030

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has published its BSL Plan for 2024-2030. The Plan has been published in BSL on YouTube and in English on our website.

The Commission recognises that BSL is a vibrant language, integral to the lives of many people in Scotland. We recognise that BSL is the first language of many Deaf and Deafblind people in Scotland and that BSL users, including those who use the tactile form of the language, have the same rights as everyone else to engage with and access information about our work without unnecessary barriers.

Our BSL Plan sets out how the Commission will promote the use of BSL in its work. It includes a range of commitments, which have been broken down into short-term, medium-term and long-term actions.

By 2030, the Commission’s commits to:

  • Remove barriers for BSL users to access information we produce about human rights and the Commission’s work wherever possible and practicable.
  • Become a BSL-friendly employer and workplace.
  • Identify, engage and support BSL users to participate meaningfully in our work.

We welcome comments and feedback on our BSL Plan at any time, including by video message, video relay via Contact Scotland BSL, or email us at