ONS data shows disabled people made up around 60 per cent of deaths in first wave
Poor communication was cited as a barrier for disabled people, including the lack of sign language at televised government briefings
The report highlights inaccessible communications during government briefings, health and social care funding and the lack of support provided to deaf people when dealing with the barrier of face masks.
“This is critical action that needs to be done. Nothing has changed since we brought our request to the government. They are not listening to us. We are being treated unfairly.”