The Victoria Derbyshire programme and the BDA highlight crisis of communication for Deaf people in hospitals. Deaf people are routinely being let down in hospitals through lack of language access, a Victoria Derbyshire exposé has today revealed.
Reuben Litherland, 14, who attends Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby, has again appeared on BBC One’s The One Show to talk about receiving an invite to this weekend’s Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
WFD and WASLI have jointly developed a statement to express their concern about the way in which decisions on where and when to use signing avatars as a form of access to spoken or written content is being managed by public authorities.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages.
Today, in a landmark moment, legislation for an Irish Sign Language Act has passed through the Oireachtas (legislature of the Irish Republic). The ‘Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community’ Bill, which was put forward by Fíanna Fáil Senator Mark Daly, will be signed into law in the coming days by President Michael D Higgins
Dr. Terry Riley OBE, Majella McAteer, John Carberry MBE and Brian Symington today met with 3 of the main political parties in Stormont to discuss ongoing work in regards to putting Sign Language on the political agenda.