#Civil Rights
Medway Council

Medway Council are making DEAF people pay to learn British Sign Language.

"ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) courses are FREE to people from minority ethnic groups who are permanently resident in the area" Medway Adult Service Learner Handbook 2006/07

I am deaf and I have had to pay £150 to learn sign language. Sign Language is a basic communication method.

We, the undersigned, call upon Medway Council and other councils to SCRAP charges for Deaf people and their relatives to learn BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE.

British Sign Language is a method of communication to deaf people, the same as learning English as a second language is to minority ethnic groups.

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The Sign Language should be FREE for Deaf People petition to Medway Council was written by Sarah Willingham and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.