What was missing initially, wasn't BSL but the link to where the BSL interpreting was (BBC NEWS channel), but this was later corrected when pointed out. Where access has been ever since. Boris also gave funding to deaf charities to help them explain details they couldn't follow. The reality is the tier declarations confused everyone, not just deaf people and continues to do so...
If the UK Government wants to check out their claim of 80,000 deprived sign users best of luck, nobody is able to prove either way if that figure actually exists as fact. As this week showed the national Census who asked everyone, got no stats of use either.
Lip-reading, titling, captions, subtitles, 4 dedicated deaf charities and even TWO BSL channels, neither of which have offered their own community that access but happy to take funding for doing not much at all but flattering themselves..
A government spokesperson also said: “We are committed to supporting disabled people through every stage of this pandemic and have established BSL interpretation at the No 10 press conferences via the BBC News channel and iPlayer, available on all TV packages as part of Freeview.
“The BBC has also made their video feed for the BSL interpreter available to all other broadcasters and for use on No 10 social channels. “We continue to work across government to ensure that information and guidance is fully accessible.”