It is with great thanks to the support from Leicestershire County Council, the BDA have established and are running a Covid 19 project for Leicestershire Deaf community. This is to provide information, advice and support to Deaf people who live in Leicestershire for both adults and young people to ensure that all have access to information about what is happening locally in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The British Deaf Association wrote to the Prime Minister on 31st March 2020 asking for his invention to ensure televised sign language interpretations of the official briefings are relayed on BBC1. This is the only channel accessible to all.
The British Deaf Association sent the below email to the Prime Minister yesterday, 31st March 2020.
We are sending this to you for information. The email is relayed in sign language by the Chair of the BDA, Linda Richards.
We understand that seeking the advice of a solicitor can make Deaf people feel anxious, Deaf people worry about the costs involved, especially when paying an interpreter, or that they won’t understand the legal complexities.
Victim Support provides specialist practical and emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime.
Improving access for Deaf people who visit tourist attractions.