Friday, 10 April 2020

GP Access (Ireland)

GP Access Scheme during the Covid19 pandemic from Irish Deaf Society on Vimeo.

While ATR had to refuse outright the Welsh BDA video through lack of any viable access for anyone to follow, we are tentatively allowing this one from Ireland, which although has not been captioned or subtitled for this vital information for the deaf, has at least provided a short text narrative.   But ATR won't be doing it again, unless more access is evident.  We expect better from deaf charities and groups, and not be expected to guess what goes on, we do enough of that with hearing output.

Welsh Government: BSL unproven as essential skill.

Why the welsh assembly refused to endorse the BSL Bill.  So why did the Scottish and Irish Governments go with it? Because they wanted to piss off the UK Government?  Here is what the Wesh Assembly said.

The review identified a plausible, but as yet, unproven case for designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill for parents and carers of d/Deaf children.  

However, there is considerable uncertainty about the impact of designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill on demand, providers’ capacity and post 19 learning funding. 

It is not clear if this (BSL) would be the most effective and/or efficient way to ensure that parents and carers can communicate with d/Deaf children.