British Deaf Association Medal of Honour awarded to Rosie Cooper



ID: A gold medal, with a blue ribbon in a black presentation box. The medal has an engraving which reads "British Deaf Association Medal of Honour, Rosie Cooper 2022". This medal was presented to Rosie by the British Deaf Association, with whom she successfully campaigned alongside to introduce the British Sign Language Act. As a child of Deaf parents, growing up in Liverpool, Rosie Cooper has advocated tirelessly for the advancement of D/deaf people. Whilst serving as an MP for West Lancashire, Rosie introduced the British Sign Language Bill in 2021. It was passed in 2022, becoming the British Sign Language Act. Crucially, the Act legally recognises BSL as a language in England, Scotland and Wales.