The workshop aimed to teach members of the Deaf community how to effectively persuade their local MPs to support the BSL campaign. There was a high demand for this workshop which we had to split into two sessions. Over fifty Deaf participants attended this event.
We worked in partnership with Community ID and with Jeff McWhinney, former CEO at BDA. As the workshop was located five minutes walk from parliament, after the workshop, twenty five Deaf participants went there to meet their local MPs.
This was a exercise to raise awareness of how the political process works for deaf people because many MPs’ do not know how to communicate with their deaf constituents.