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Know your rights! New BSL interpreter request card launched

DeafCard introduction video

We've had a tremendous response to the release of ourHealth Deaf Card which sets out the rights of deaf BSL users to access interpreters for all their healthcare appointments. Over 400 people have ordered them in less than 24 hours! Access to healthcare can often be a nightmare for deaf people because so often the GP or hospital doesn’t book a qualified BSL interpreter.CDA have produced a card for deaf people to hand directly to reception staff or nurses or doctors so their rights to an interpreter under the law are clear.The cards explain how two pieces of legislation give deaf people the right to an interpreter. It couldn’t be clearer.The card also gives a few more tips for how healthcare providers can make some reasonable adjustments to make a deaf persons experience of their service accessible.They are for use anywhere in the UKWe're only a small charity so to cover the cost of printing and postage, now you can get 10 cards for only £2. www.deafcard.org

Posted by Cambridgeshire Deaf Association on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Access to healthcare can often be a nightmare for deaf people because so often the GP or hospital doesn’t book a qualified BSL interpreter.
CDA have produced a card for deaf people to hand directly to reception staff or nurses or doctors so their rights to an interpreter under the law are clear.
The cards explain how two pieces of legislation give deaf people the right to an interpreter. It couldn’t be clearer.
*Due to demand, there is a £2 charge for 10 cards to cover postage and printing*
The card also gives a few more tips for how healthcare providers can make some reasonable adjustments to make a deaf persons experience of their service accessible.
If you would like to order some cards, use the form below.
https://form.jotform.com/61234810041946
If you would like more information, please get in touch