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General Debate on Deafness and Hearing Loss

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On 30 November 2017 there will be a General Debate in Westminster Hall on Deafness and Hearing Loss. This debate is sponsored by Jim Fitzpatrick MP.

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Many commentators have concerns about the barriers that people with hearing loss face when it comes to entering employment and accessing services such as the NHS. These issues are also often linked to the legal and educational status of British Sign Language (BSL) and the provision of BSL interpreters. 

This paper looks at some of these issues.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0236

Authors: Alex Bate; Andy Powell; Douglas Pyper; Alexander Bellis; Selena Steele; Diana Perks

Topics: Disability discrimination, Employment, Health services

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