British Sign Language interpreter to be used at Salford council meeting

Salford City Council is set to use a sign interpreter to translate a meeting for the first time.

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will translate the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 16 September.

And the meeting will be streamed live online so people can watch it at home, with a recording uploaded to the council website later in the day for those who want to watch it on demand.

The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, said: “A BSL interpreter will make our council meeting more accessible for all.

“I am proud this council is using news ideas and ways to get more of our community involved in democracy - it is a positive step forward for this city and we hope it is a huge success for those who are able to tune in.”

The meeting can be viewed live on Wednesday 16 September from 9.30am.

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Date published
Monday 14 September 2020

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