Petition for BSL interpreter at all emergency TV announcements
Sign the petition to ensure a BSL interpreter is present at all emergency announcements from the Government.
Require British Sign Language Interpreters for emergency announcements on TV
The Deaf community want the government to make a commitment to provide BSL interpreters alongside any emergency announcements. This will allow members of the Deaf community to access information in their preferred language.
The government has a duty of care to its citizens, therefore it is their responsibility to ensure any public announcements made are accessible for all. This is covered by both the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Members of the Deaf community have been deeply concerned at the lack of any BSL interpreter at the Daily Government Coronavirus briefings #WhereIsTheInterpreter
UPDATE: Legal firm Fry Law have started Judicial Review Proceedings where a judge considers the lawfulness of an action by a public body. They claim that the governments actions breach the Equality Act 2010. A Crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the legal action https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/include-deaf-people/