Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Subtiling is too slow we want BSL instead.

Students from the Exeter Deaf Academy outside County Hall
We wonder what degree of depth they are getting?  In many areas, no local news is even captioned.  SKY removed most of their signing access too.

Devon County Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to write to the BBC and ITV in support of a campaign for Spotlight South West and West Country News to be signed in BSL, and for the council to ask other partners, such as the Police, NHS and voluntary sector to join in support of the Deaf Community in taking this action. 

Alistair Dewhirst, who brought the motion to full council, said it was great news and a great decision that the council had made. READ MORE Compensation negotiations start over 800 homes 'reduced in value' by South Devon Highway When his motion initially went before the council in December, the School Council from Exeter Deaf Academy delivered a presentation in sign language to councillors, articulating the need for regional TV news programmes to be accessible for all. Cllr Dewhirst said: “I am proud to support these fine young people and their desire to be kept in the loop by our local news broadcasters. “I was incredibly aware that when these youngsters came into the council chamber and before the interpreter was signing for them, they had no idea what was going on. 

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