Communications for people who are deaf or have hearing loss: market review
This consultation has concluded
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Government response: Market review of British Sign Language and communications provision for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
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Detail of outcome
The government published its response to this consultation on Thursday 20 July 2017.
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This call for evidence seeks to assess the communication provision for people who are deaf, deafblind or have hearing loss in the UK.
DWP is leading a review of the market for British Sign Language (BSL) and communication support for people who are deaf, deafblind or have a hearing loss. We are working in collaboration with other government departments, support organisations and the communications and language profession.
This call for evidence supports the review by:
- seeking to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the market
- identifying factors that may affect future provision of these services
Watch a BSL video of the consultation.
Related call for evidence
We have also published a call for evidence seeking to clarify the role of communications support workers in supporting people who are deaf or have hearing loss. That call for evidence closes on 10 March 2016.
Market review of British Sign Language and communications provision for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
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Published: 4 January 2016
Updated: 20 July 2017
- Added the government's response. A list of respondents and a BSL response will be added soon.
- Changed the time the consultation closes to 17.30 on 4 March 2016.
- First published.