IHLMA Updates

ABLEIST UK: How Covid measures failed the deaf

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A lack of consideration for deaf people in the government’s response to Coronavirus featured in an article in Artefact Magazine in an interview with SignHealth Chief Executive James Watson-O’Neill and Youtuber Kirsty Jade. The article covers clear face masks, the #WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign and SignHealth’s work supporting deaf people experiencing domestic abuse and mental health challenges […]

IHLMA Updates

Interpreting union warns of the ‘normalisation’ of video relay with new campaign

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The National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters (NUBSLI) has expressed concern that video relay services (VRS) may become the ‘new’ normal for interpreters and deaf people after the coronavirus pandemic. Their new campaign, called #RightsReclaim, comes as the union was made aware of agencies planning to move half of their service onto VRS in […]