Greater Glasgow fieldworker

Avril is a native BSL user from a Deaf family in Glasgow. She has a vast amount of knowledge about the Deaf community and its culture, as well as several years of experience working with Deaf organisations. Avril is the Director of BSL for the British Deaf Association, with a remit to develop and deliver BSL curricula training to BSL teachers and assessors throughout the UK for the BSL Academy. In 2003, Avril helped to deliver a Certificate in the Linguistics of BSL course in Wales, working as a trainee under Frances Elton from DCAL. She also works on a regular basis as a BSL/English interpreter for Scottish Television news, and has undertaken a secondment at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston on the BSL:QED project.