Health Minister Robin Swann MLA has announced the establishment of a free remote interpreting service for British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) users to access NHS111 and health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British Deaf Association (Northern Ireland) congratulates all parties on reaching agreement to restore the devolved Government in Northern Ireland. We are also delighted that both British and Irish Sign Languages have a prominent place within the ‘New Decade New Approach’ proposals.
On the 11th of December, BDA NI, and leading Deaf researchers, will be releasing a groundbreaking report on the barriers Deaf people face when trying to access justice in Northern Ireland.
You might have seen in the news UNISON Trades Unions members have decided to engage in ‘industrial action’.
If you live in Northern Ireland, it’s useful to know that the Department for Communities (DfC) have launched a VRS service to chat to staff about benefits information.
The United Kingdom (UK) is currently in the process of leaving the European Union (EU) and this will have some impact on life in Northern Ireland.