Why is paying for BSL/English Interpreters such an issue?
Summary: I’m asking why service providers find it so difficult to comply with their obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to make a reasonable adjustment by providing Deaf people with access to BSL/English Interpreters. I’ve got to do a Professional Skills Course as part of my training contract, and I’ve decided I want to do it with BPP Law School. However, they’re refusing to pay for two BSL/English Interpreters, saying that it’s not a reasonable adjustment. I despair that even though it’s now 2006, Deaf people still face so many barriers to achieving what they want to achieve.