07 Mar 2012
A Durham-based communication charity for the deaf is on
the lookout for the UK's best communicators as it prepares to
launch its fourth annual awards.
The 2012 Signature Awards, which come
during the charity's 30th year, recognise people who have made
outstanding contributions to improving the lives of people with
Categories include the Teacher, Learner,
Community Spirit and Communication Professional of the Year, as
well as the Joseph Maitland Robinson Award for Outstanding
Contribution. Jim Edwards, chief executive of Signature, which
provides accredited language qualifications, said: "The 2012 awards
will be an extra special event for Signature as we celebrate our
30th year, so as well as honouring the outstanding work of today,
we will also be commemorating the progress of deaf communications
over the past three decades."
Nominations for the awards will be open
until May 2nd, with the shortlisted nominees to be announced on May
16th. The regional winners will finally be unveiled on June 13th,
before progressing to the national finals later this year.
Signature began life as the Council for
Advancement of Communication in 1982, and has since developed
qualifications and established professional registers for people
who work as communicators for deaf and blind people.
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