We were awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to preserve Scottish Deaf people’s heritage.
By capturing memories on film, future generations of d/Deaf and hearing people will be able to benefit.
This funding is being used to:
Record the unique heritage for future generations – deaf and hearing – especially those with deaf parents or grandparents;
Capture Deaf people’s memories on camera in their native BSL and reproduce it on DVD, providing a valuable and much needed resource for younger Deaf people to learn about their own culture and history;
Provide teaching materials for Deaf Studies courses in schools and colleges so students can learn from these films directly about Deaf Culture, Heritage and Language;
Preserve older deaf people’s signs on film. As the language changes and develops, these old signs are in danger of being lost forever.
With this funding we are producing a series of five DVDs presented in BSL with captions so that younger and future generations can learn about their own heritage. Captured forever will be Deaf people’s memories of their firsts: at work, at war, at home, at rest and on the road.
For the first time, Deaf children in Scotland will be able to learn about their own heritage and cultural history directly in their own language.
The DVDs are available to order directly from SCoD. While they are free, we ask you to make a small contribution towards admin and postage.
If sent out, DVDs are charged at £2 per title.
Download an order form
You are welcome to pop into the office to collect any of the titles below:
Back to School Memories: – all about what growing up Deaf was like for the previous generation
Deaf People at Work: – sorry but this popular title is now out of stock
Deaf People at War: – sorry but this popular title is now out of stock
Deaf People on the Road: Deaf Driving stories fill this title
Deaf People at Home: Getting on the property ladder when you’re Deaf
Deaf People at Rest: The final title in the series will show the changing habits of Deaf people in their leisure time