The Liberal Democrats have called upon the UK Government to urgently review its policies in regards to persons with disabilities and for them to take immediate steps to remedy failures highlighted by the United Nations Committee in August.
In a landmark moment for deaf people in the UK, the UK government has been told by a leading UN committee that it must “ensure that legislation provides for the right to educated high-quality sign language interpretation…in all spheres of life”, highlighting a key loophole in current UK law.
Over Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th, the committee will review the UK Government and create a list of recommendations based on the evidence provided by the British Deaf Association and other key UK Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations.
The British Deaf Association, with other Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) from across the United Kingdom, will today attend the United Nations in Geneva to highlight the government’s ongoing human rights violations and evasive behaviour towards a major United Nations committee.
The BBC will be having two General Election “Question Time“ programmes with all the political party leaders, and the repeat programmes of QT will be interpreted into BSL.
The Conservative party have refused to provide BSL interpretation of their Manifesto despite repeated requests