‘No captions no vote’: why deaf voters are calling for more accessible campaigning this general election – inews

‘As much as we need deaf voters involved in the democratic process, our community must also be greater represented in Parliament.’ (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty)

When I tell you that potentially 11 million people are at risk of not being able to engage in political debate in this general election, you may think I was exaggerating.

Yet this figure represents the number of people in the UK with deafness or hearing loss and when you consider the vast amount of parliamentary candidate campaign videos without captions – you can see how large numbers could be excluded from online discourse.

Click here to read full article https://inews.co.uk/opinion/no-captions-no-vote-why-deaf-voters-are-calling-for-more-accessible-campaigning-this-general-election-1326504

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