Moray Council To Sign Meetings
Moray Council to become the first in Scotland to broadcast meeting with sign language.
19:43 04 July 2018
Moray Council’s communities committee has agreed to broadcast meetings with accompanying sign language to better serve residents with hearing problems.
Vice-convener of the committee, Theresa Coull, a mother of a deaf 40-year-old daughter, welcomed the move and has demonstrated the form of communication in a video for the press.
Mrs Coull said: “As a mother of a deaf child I’m delighted that BSL will be used for the first time to translate the council meeting to the deaf and hard of hearing.
“This will be of huge benefit to those with hearing difficulties, as it will keep them updated with council matters.
“The deaf and hard of hearing have much to contribute to this area and should not feel that they are being left out.
“We really hope that they will contact us with their opinion of the service or any ideas they would like to share.”
The council’s equal opportunities officer, Don Toonen, added: “Moray Council was the first in Scotland to webcast its meetings, so it’s great to break new ground in using the technology to reach minority groups too.”