#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”

#WhereIsTheInterpreter……..Still?

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?”

#WhereIsTheInterpreter

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”

#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”