#MyBSLQuestion campaign by Deaf activists leads Conservative Party to say it WILL produce BSL manifesto

Posted on May 30, 2017

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We reported last week on how the Conservative Party had told a voter that it would not be creating a BSL manifesto due to “time constraints,” which led to uproar from deaf people on social media.

Now, following a campaign by Deaf activists over the weekend, many of whom sent the party their own BSL videos with the hashtag #MyBSLQuestion, the party has made a u-turn (which some would say is only the latest in a run of u-turns) and now says it WILL produce a BSL manifesto after all.

The party’s website says that a BSL version of the manifesto “will be available soon.” See a screengrab of the site below.

Although this is news to be welcomed, some deaf people on Facebook are asking just how long they will have to examine the BSL manifesto, considering that the manifesto is not available yet, and there are only a few days left until the election.

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