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Friday 23 September #WTI Part II Court Update
Friday 23 September 2022, we started the Court stage in this important action for 276 deaf Claimants in relation to the lack of British Sign language (BSL) by Number10 at the beginning of the Pandemic. BSL Interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor and RAD https://www.facebook.com/groups/royaldeaf/permalink/10159481590009079/ This claim started in 2020, and had been subject to a numberContinue reading “Friday 23 September #WTI Part II Court Update”
WhereIsTheInterpreter. The hearing, held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this Friday.
WhereIsTheInterpreter The hearing, held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this Friday, will see a judge determine whether 276 Deaf people are entitled to compensation over a lack of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for the UK Government’s Covid briefings. The main focus of our campaign was to ensure that our language isContinue reading “WhereIsTheInterpreter. The hearing, held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this Friday.”
#WhereIsTheInterpreter – What is the plan for the day?
DEADLINE TO REGISTER BY TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2022! Email now. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org your name, email, text number choose which option in court room or online. Thank you RAD for your support for adding English subtitles to #WTI videos. I am so very grateful for your time. What to expect on the day! ROYAL COURTContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter – What is the plan for the day?”
WhereIsTheInterpreter Campaign BREAKING NEWS Watch this space …. We are on our way to the Royal Court of Justice to see the decision regarding the discrimination claim by 276 deaf people over the lack of BSL interpreter official covid statements. StrongerTogether
It is time for the society to change, not us!
The government make me feel that they are taking away access to reduce diversity, hide and segregate deaf sign language people. Visibility of BSL Interpreters in the broadcasts in Scotland, Wales and around the world has helped make British Sign Language more mainstream in society. Is this not happening in England! Why? Can anyone explainContinue reading “It is time for the society to change, not us!”
Did your deaf child try to watch COP26? Where Is The Interpreter…….?
BSL – COP26 at Schools 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 theContinue reading “Did your deaf child try to watch COP26? Where Is The Interpreter…….?”
#Where Is The Interpreter Part II Press Release
Despite criticism by the Courts in the case of Katherine Rowley v The Cabinet Office, and 275 compensation cases in the Central London County Court, the UK Government continues not to make national broadcasts accessible to deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL). Lynn Stewart-Taylor, who founded the “Where is the Interpreter?” campaign whichContinue reading “#Where Is The Interpreter Part II Press Release”
Where is the interpreter Part II We won the first battle in Rowley v Cabinet Office , but still no Interpreter for Government Broadcasts. If you would like to be part of the legal case to ensure that: 1) BSL/English Interpreters are provided by Downing Street on Broadcasts;2) Be paid compensation for what you couldn’tContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter……..Still?”
Campaign With Us! There were no BSL/English interpreter on Government YouTube/Social Media Channels on COP26 and Health and Social Care Press Conference. 01/11/2021 The Prime Minister’s Opening Statement to the COP26 World Leaders’ Conference streamed and broadcast live by the 10 Downing Street You Tube channel. Prime Minister opened the World Leaders’ COP26 conference onContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter”
#WhereIsTheInterpreter – Evidence Form
What can you do as a community? During this difficult time, we want to make sure that our sign language community look out for one another to help everyone to stay safe and have access to the COVID briefings information. Collecting the Evidence – what kind of information you will need to collect? Simply NewContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter – Evidence Form”
Judicial Review – How did it go? #WhereIsTheInterpreter
Today is the day that a Deaf campaigners take Government to court over BSL access to Covid briefings. Update: Judicial Review at GDA Judicial Review – Morning update: Reg Cobb interview Hazma Shaikh. Judicial Review – afternoon update with Reg Cobb. End of Judicial Review with Reg Cobb, and other deaf BSL users at GDA.Continue reading “Judicial Review – How did it go? #WhereIsTheInterpreter”
#WTI Judicial Review – Important Update!
Judicial review will be on Wednesday 16th June, all day 10.00am – 5.00pm on MS team, if you want to watch the court hearing you MUST email me to reserve your link. EMAIL TO: email@example.com Deadline to register by this Friday 11th June 2021 – 11am. When you receive the link to join MS teamContinue reading “#WTI Judicial Review – Important Update!”
#WTI Judicial Day at GDA
Register and secure your place at GDA. I thought I’d let you know that we are planning a special day on the 16th of June, to watch the Where Is The Interpreter Judicial Review. It will be a special day for us, so I thought why don’t we arrange to watch it together?The wonderful GDAContinue reading “#WTI Judicial Day at GDA”
#WhereIsTheInterpreter Judicial Day
It is finally happening on 16th June, and I have a few more details on how we can watch it online. How can you join in? So, it’s happening on the 16th of June, online only, not in court. This means we have to use their software – Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). You will needContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter Judicial Day”
Boris Johnson challenged on lack of sign language at press conferences.
Vicky Foxcroft, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, made history at PMQs with a question in sign language. The shadow minister for disabled people first asked her question (“Why no interpreter in-room briefings, why is this not sorted?”) in Sign Language, leaving the Prime Minister unable to understand her. Foxcroft added: “If the Prime MinisterContinue reading “Boris Johnson challenged on lack of sign language at press conferences.”
The Government failed us again!
If Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can all provide a BSL interpreter at their side during Coronavirus briefings, why can’t the UK Government? #WTI Despite the £2.6 million upgrades to a bigger, bespoke media studio – the UK Government has, yet again, shown their lack of regard towards the Deaf community and our pleas forContinue reading “The Government failed us again! “
#WhereIsTheInterpreter have raised a whopping £20,000.
With our #WhereIsTheInterpreter fundraising campaign now over we are excited to tell you that through our JustGiving page we have raised a whopping £20,000 toward our target. This is an incredible sum of money that we have raised together and we want to thank everybody that has supported this campaign. We did it TOGETHER! WhatContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter have raised a whopping £20,000.”
Today marks 18 years since British Sign Language was recognised by the UK government.
In March every year as this represents a special date for Sign Language, deaf community: March 18th 2003 was the date that sign language was officially recognised as a language in the UK. But…..recognised didn’t give British Sign Language (BSL) and new legal rights. Since 18 years BSL was so called ‘recognised’ the lack ofContinue reading “Today marks 18 years since British Sign Language was recognised by the UK government.”
One Year on, What has changed ?
It’s officially one year since we started asking the Government: What has changed? 09.03.2021 #WhereIsTheInterpreter. What has changed? The first video message on Twitter exactly one year ago on the 9th March 2020. #WTI Tweeted everyday … 5 months since walking to Downing Street (October 2020), what’s changed? When we started this campaign, there wasContinue reading “One Year on, What has changed ?”
Boris, Will It Include Space For A BSL Interpreter?
Downing Street has spent more than £2.6m on fitting out a new media briefing room, it has emerged. The Cabinet Office said the spending “is in the public interest” as it will “increase public accountability and transparency.” http://Downing Street: Millions spent on new media briefing room #WhereIsTheInterpreter is asking … “Will it include space forContinue reading “Boris, Will It Include Space For A BSL Interpreter?”
Breaking News: A huge win for Sign Language campaigners as a judge gives the go-ahead for the #WhereIsTheInterpreter
#WTI “This is absolutely fantastic news for our sign language community. We are now finally have been heard” Lynn Stewart-Taylor https://videopress.com/v/UAJezQuf?controls=false&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadataThank you to Ahmed have offered his time, skills and devotion to our #WTI by translating from English to BSL. https://videopress.com/v/PxI5GojG?preloadContent=metadataLynn Stewart-Taylor I’m grateful to Mr Justice Johnson for granting permission for this important challenge,Continue reading “Breaking News: A huge win for Sign Language campaigners as a judge gives the go-ahead for the #WhereIsTheInterpreter”
Give Us A Sign
My name is Joanne Woodhouse-Roberts. I am Profoundly deaf and a BSL user. I live with my teenage son and my deaf husband. I grew up in London and I played the violin from the age of 7 to 16. I also played the drums and dabbled in the piano now and again during myContinue reading “Give Us A Sign”
Make a Donation Today
“We did it. You’ve raised a staggering £19,835.08. Thanks to the money raised by wonderful people like you”! Lynn Stewart-Taylor Thank you everyone for your great generosity! We, at #WTI, greatly appreciate your donations, and your sacrifice. Your support helps to challenge the UK government. This is not only for our generation but for futureContinue reading “Make a Donation Today”
MPs call for inquest into treatment of disabled people during pandemic
ONS data shows disabled people made up around 60 per cent of deaths in first wave Bethany Dawson 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 ofContinue reading “MPs call for inquest into treatment of disabled people during pandemic”