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Downing Street Covid briefings excluded deaf BSL users, judge finds

Deaf woman successfully argues equality law was breached after government failed to provide interpreters

Downing Street’s failure to provide British Sign Language interpreters during live Covid briefings was discriminatory and breached equality legislation, a high court judge has ruled.

Kate Rowley, from Leeds, who is profoundly deaf, successfully argued that the government was breaching its obligations to make its broadcasts accessible to deaf people under the Equality Act.

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