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Scottish government seeks feedback from AAC users

Scottish Government flyerThe Scottish Government is seeking users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to share their lived experiences, in order to assess the impact of recent legislation. A 2018 Scottish law was intended to ensure that everyone living in Scotland who had been assessed by a speech and language therapist, and identified as requiring an AAC […]

Law change opens doors for deaf jurors in England and Wales

Deaf people who require the use of a sign language interpreter will be allowed to take part in jury service for the first time, it has been announced. Before this announcement, laws strictly prohibited anyone beyond the 12 sworn jurors from entering jury deliberation rooms. This is to safeguard against outside influence. It meant that […]

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