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”

#WhereIsTheInterpreter Judicial Day

By the 16th June, the lockdown rules will have lifted, so we are allowed to meet indoors- of course, still being careful about social distancing. Perhaps you could ask your deaf clubs, or local organisations, to arrange this and we could have mini-screenings spread throughout the UK! I’m hoping to arrange one with my localContinue 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.

What fantastic news to end Sign Language Week!  After an incredible and daunting year of fundraising, we’ve hit our target raising £20,000 for the #WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign.I’ve been so impressed by the levels of creativity and commitment of everyone who has helped us reach our target. A big thank you to Sign Solutions, RAD, the DMContinue reading “#WhereIsTheInterpreter have raised a whopping £20,000.”