Growing up with dyslexia was not always an easy road and
sometimes it was just plain lonely. As an adult I have experienced many
successes even as being dyslexic still presents challenges in my ability to communicate
every day. When my niece was born
with Down Syndrome I knew immediately that I
wanted to channel my energy and focus into helping special needs children,
their families, and community members and thus, BLS For Kids came to life.
At BSL For Kids, we envision a community
where parents, caregivers, teachers, extended family and friends of special
needs children all understand, engage in, and perpetuate the medium our
children use to communicate so they can be truly integrated and included in
their community at large.
To reach our vision we strive to enhance
learning and human expression through the use of sign and symbol-based
products. We do this by:
Creating affordable, effective
and fun products that can be easily used by adults and children alike,
Partnering with others who
share our vision such as Cath Smith
and Widgit Software, and
Providing and producing
products which are approved by DEAFSIGN, publishers of the Let’s Sign BSL
educational materials. 1
The ability to communicate is
one of humankind’s most basic survival tools,
Special needs children can
communicate more effectively if members of their community are adept at using
the same mode of communication they are – namely sign and symbol-based, and
That the ability to effectively
communicate in one’s community directly impacts the ability to integrate and be
included in that community.
Therefore, the decisions we make at BSL For
Kids will be made in the light of our values, to further our mission and in
support of our vision.
1Disclaimer: The materials
described herein are for use only in accordance with appropriate professional
advice. BSL for Kids accept no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss
or damage resulting from the deliberate or accidental misuse of its products.
Subject to any applicable law that cannot be excluded, BSL for Kids make no warranties
as to the quality, fitness for purpose or merchantability of products or
product components that BSL for Kids produces or obtains from third party