We reported last week that after initially saying they would not produce a BSL manifesto due to “time constraints,” the Conservative Party (who were the only party who knew when this election would take place, let’s not forget) had finally said they would produce a manifesto accessible to BSL users.
The BSL manifesto follows a campaign by Deaf activists, many of whom sent the party their own BSL videos with the hashtag #MyBSLQuestion.
This leaves UKIP as the only main party without a BSL translation of their manifesto.
Below you can find the other parties BSL manifestos:
- Green Party (scroll down the page where there’s the option to see BSL translation videos of various policy areas): https://www.greenparty.org.uk/green-guarantee/all-manifestos-alternative-formats.html
- Liberal Democrats: http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto-british-sign-language
- Labour: Manifesto (summary videos): http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017/accessible-manifesto
- Plaid Cymru: http://www2.partyof.wales/bsl2017
- Scottish National Party: https://www.snp.org/manifesto
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