Deaf Action currently has a team of registered BSL Interpreters that work in a variety of settings. Combined, we have over 45 years of interpreting experience.
Deaf people rely strongly on facial expressions and seeing people's lips when lipreading, and we are concerned about the communication barriers wearing opaque masks can create.
Watch our CEO's interview with @STVNews below (from 19:11). #ClearMaskForAllplayer.stv.tv/episode/3y9c
From today, face masks will be mandatory in shops in Scotland, and we're concerned about what this means for deaf and hard of hearing people.
If you missed it, you can watch @PGerra talking about this on Reporting Scotland (from 08:00). #ClearMasksForAllbbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…
Our CEO @PGerra will be on BBC News Scotland at 6:30pm this evening, talking about our #ClearMasksForAll campaign, ahead of face masks becoming mandatory in shops in Scotland from tomorrow.
You can catch it on BBC One Scotland and BBC One Scotland HD. 📺
We are grateful to @JBalfourMSP for calling for clear face masks for all NHS care workers in a question to @NicolaSturgeon this afternoon.
The FM recognised the importance of this issue, and gave an undertaking to ensure that @scotgov will act on points raised. #ClearMasksForAll
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*deaf includes people who are Deaf BSL users, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing