Salford Deaf Advocacy Service hosted an amazing event on Monday 18th October – an interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor. The event was held at Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre. Many people attended in person and others were able to watch from home as the event was also live-streamed.
Claire Holland, Salford Deaf Advocacy Service Project Manager, invited Deaf Centre Trustee, Arbab Hussain, to interview Lynn about her fantastic journey over the last 18 months to create and manage the famous #Where Is The Interpreter Campaign. Lynn told her story of how she, like the rest of the Deaf community, was unable to fully access Coronavirus information because there was no sign language interpreter involved in government announcements from March 2020. Lynn described how her campaign developed including her fundraising walk from Gloucester to London which raised money to enable her team to challenge the government through the legal system for their failure to provide equality of access to information. Lynn also presented government with 1000 letters demanding that interpreters are present at all future briefings.
Salford Deaf Advocacy Service felt this moving story just had to be shared at Manchester Deaf Centre. Lynn is a perfect role model for the Deaf community. It is important that Deaf people stand up for their rights and fight to have full access to information and services in Salford and Manchester as well as from our national government.
The full interview can be viewed on Manchester Deaf Centre’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manchesterdeafcentre/videos/277756794212853/
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