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Opening ears to the deaf community and for Autism communities

At Sign Together, we offer a fun, personalized BSL Sign Language learning service designed to accommodate learners of all levels: from basic sign language for beginners, to Level 1 BSL and Level 2 BSL for intermediate learners.

These courses are very popular with minority communites especailly deaf, autistic and LGBTQ+.  We are so proud to bring minorities together using BSL.

We empower our community to learn BSL in a methodical, approachable, enjoyable way. This includes British Sign Language teaching for schools, BSL learning for individuals, British Sign Language Qualifications Accredited by Signature and workplace BSL and Deaf Awareness training programmes.​




Hi, I’m Richard.
I am hard of hearing (deaf)
I was born with mild hearing loss, but my hearing loss got worse and for many years now, I’ve worn two hearing aids to help me understand the world and communicate.

I got by well enough… until the pandemic hit. Then we all had to learn to communicate through masks, hear through plastic screens and with people kept socially distant, it truly brought home just how important it was for us all to embrace another way of communication.
I deep-dived into British Sign Language as a response to the ever-greater need for us to live in an inclusive and equal world. For me, BSL it’s not only a necessity but communicating in sign is a genuine pleasure.

Imagine this: it’s been a long day at work and you’re sat enjoying a coffee with your partner. You’re chatting away, laughing and sharing stories of the day.. but here’s the best part: you’ve never made a sound!

Even though my wife hears perfectly and I can hear most things, we communicate about our day, where we should go on holiday and how delicious our meal is... all in sign language ! Truth is, if I’d had realised not only how practical and helpful, but just how fun, expressive and joyful British sign language is- I’d have learned it years ago.  

The combination of the freedom to speak, being understood and the sheer enjoyment of sign language is is what led to me deciding to teach sign online and in person. I teach sign language so that people like me can sit in room with friends or colleagues, keep up with conversations and feel part of the pack, even in a noisy space.

Learning sign language is not only empowering but is a wonderful skill to enjoy in an ever-changing world where being inclusive, acceptance and connection is so very important.

Join me today and start your journey into learning British Sign Language ...

Richard is qualified at BSL Level 3 with a Signature qualification.

Sign Together UK is also accredited by Signature


Where the Passion Begins



BSL Teacher and Managing Director

Richard is qualified at BSL Level 3 with a Signature qualification.

Sign Together UK is also accredited by Signature

Richard is hard of hearing, having lost much of his hearing since childhood.

Understanding the challenges faced by the deaf and hard of hearing community, he was inspired to become a teacher of British Sign Language after realising the difficulties faced by the deaf community during the COVID pandemic.

Since then, teaching sign language  has become his passion - helping adults and children communicate in BSL clearly and feel understood. Richard is an experienced trainer and our course lead. He teaches many of our Level 1 courses and all of our Level 2 Courses and is an experienced trainer with over 10 years experience in training with adults and young people.


"Just completed the BSL Level 1. Richard is a very good tutor very easy to understand verbally and his hand movements. I was provided with good lesson material and was advised on other material online and in book form. Looking forward to starting BSL Level 2!" Nick, Swindon



BSL Level 1 Tutor & General Manager

Stephanie is qualified at BSL Level 2 with a Signature qualification.

Sign Together UK is also accredited by Signature

Steph Walklett is Level 2 Signature BSL qualified and is also a fully qualified and experienced PGCE English teacher with over 10 years experience teaching in the primary, secondary, further education and higher education sector.

Steph is our general manager which means she helps in the general setting up and running of our workshops and courses, designing curriculums and courses, answering queries and is the person to talk to for any marketing inquiries and requests.

Steph is currently studying for her Level 3 Signature BSL Qualifications which she hopes to achieve for summer 2023. She would like to continue training in BSL to become a Professional BSL interpreter, focusing on performance interpretation.

"Sign Together UK is an Accredited Signature centre for BSL learning and assessment. We follow Signature's curriculum and learning objectives.  All of our tutors are appropriately qualified in BSL with relevant Signature qualifications."