Submitted by Jeea Chadha on Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Published on Tuesday 10th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 10th May 2021
Current Signatures: 41
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Provide BSL interpretation for coronavirus briefings from the PM (in England)
Like Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland (and many international countries), we need BSL interpretation for coronavirus briefings, so that EVERYONE can understand Covid guidelines and current news.
There are more than 80,000 Deaf people living in the United
Kingdom whose first language is BSL and so an interpreter is essential for them to understand the information being provided, and the delays with onscreen interpretation make this more difficult. Many of these BSL speakers also cannot understand subtitles. Further, if Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland can provide this for their people, it is a shame that this government cannot.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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