Local authorities removing fiance for deaf support is the norm now, bearing in mind, those who don't use sign language and are deaf never had it anyway. Where is their support still? Is the Welsh assembly using funds to discriminate by format used? The irony of using sign language and subtitles that non-signers cannot get access to anyway. One acquired deaf person has never had text access or lip-spoken access because his partner had sign support already. Effectively using one partner's mode to prevent the other from obtaining theirs. They also refused access for deaf parents to have assistance to visit a son in care because 'It's social access, and we aren't obliged to empower the deaf with that...' Clearly, they aren't feeling any obligation to provide deaf with BSL either now.