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Legislation wlll help bring equality to deaf people

1 December, 2015 - by Michaela Boyle

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the announcement by DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín that she is to pursue a legislative framework for Irish and British signers for the deaf.

 Ms. Boyle said,

 “It is important people who suffer from severe hearing loss or who are deaf have equality and this includes access to signers.

 “I welcome the announcement that the Minister has stated she is to bring forward legislation to protect both Irish and British signers.

 “While the legislation would not be passed until the next Assembly mandate, it is important that the groundwork is done now.

 “We need to make sure that deaf people are treated with respect and equality.

 “This legislation will help bring that about and I would urge all parties to support the Minister in bringing equality to people suffering from hearing loss.” 

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