Dear Parents of deaf children and young adults.
Lynn Stewart-Taylor would like to campaign with deaf, BSL signing young people to support the legal challenge for press conferences such as COP26 to be inclusive. Deaf, BSL signing children have been systematically neglected in international, national and local responses to the changing climate. I believe it’s important to encourage young people to join the campaign, so that their views are taken into account and they are able to have their say and feel like they can have an impact on the world around them.
It could be individuals, small deaf groups, deaf youth club or whole classes and their teachers joining the campaign.
Would you and your deaf child/children be able to join our campaign? Let’s change the system!
#WTI Press Release:
Lynn Stewart-Taylor, Deaf campaigner who led the #WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign, which highlighted the UK government’s failure to provide a BSL interpreter at it’s televised pandemic briefings, is now preparing a new legal class action against the government over its failure to provide BSL interpreters for the COP26 broadcasts.
“I could not believe that we had been totally ignored again. Members of the Sign Language community messaged me straight away, including a deaf teaching assistant concerned about the lack of access for BSL signing children, that meant they were unable to follow the COP26 announcements. The government has failed us. I feel that having come this far, we need to hold the government to account, and let them know that our rights cannot be ignored”.
So I have taken the decision to bring legal proceedings again, against the Cabinet Office.
The Royal Association for Deaf people is supporting the legal action.
To register for the case, you can complete the following form with BSL Guidance/English via this link:
Deadline: 30 November 2021 at 5pm.
Any further questions please do email to Lynn firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s work together for our equal rights!#WTI