Monday, November 07, 2011

UK Lip-Reading Bill dumped ?

Looks like the UK Parliament aren't interested in validating lip-reading as an essential skill. Why isn't lip-reading classed as an essential means of communicating, and sign language is ?

Background Proposal: A Bill to require lip-reading to be classified as an essential skill for the purpose of skills funding; to require the Secretary of State to ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have access to lip-reading classes provided by local learning providers at no cost to the learner; and for connected purposes.

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