WFD-WASLI Joint Statement on Access to Health Services & Interpreter Occupational Health During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Containment Efforts

Autor/a: World Federation of the Deaf, WFD; World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, WASLI
Año: 2020
Editorial: WFD y WASLI
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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The recent coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak is of concern for healthcare authorities and citizens alike. Governments responses to this outbreak must be inclusive of all members of the public, including deaf people who use sign languages. The WFD and WASLI remind governments on all levels of their commitments under the Convention on the Rights of Peoples with Disabilities (CRPD) to ensure full access to information and accessibility to all services under CRPD Articles 9 and 21.