STATEMENT FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS (ASLI)

With reference to the recent media story and court case concerning Deaf consumer Sally Reynolds and her access to a concert provided by LHG Live in 2017.
‘Under the Equality Act 2010, any organisation supplying a service to the public is under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that a disabled person’s experience is as close as possible to that of someone without a disability’.
ASLI believes that access to all services and areas of social life is a fundamental right enshrined in UK legislation. This case highlights the importance of the provision of professional, qualified signed language interpreters for UK Deaf citizens.
It has traditionally been areas of life such as health, education and employment where these rights are observed and most often met. This case emphasises that participating in the social, artistic and performance activities of our society is also crucial to the wellbeing of all individuals and their interactions with friends and family.
We wish her success in her continuing legal action on this case.

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