Submitted by Rebecca Atkinson on Tuesday 5th January 2021
Published on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Include a BSL interpreter with all televised COVID-19 briefings.
The Government should provide a BSL interpreter to go alongside all televised COVID-19 announcements, be that a daily briefing or a lockdown announcement.
Those who use BSL as their only language may have a different set of grammar rules to spoken English. This means that the information conveyed by the Prime Minister, members of SAGE, etc, may not be fully understood to those who only use BSL.
Having a BSL interpreter at all COVID-19 briefings would allow for deaf people and other BSL users to have a better, more immediate understanding of the pandemic and the measures the Government is taking, saving more lives, in particular, deaf lives.
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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