Research Bites: Deaf people, sign language and social justice - Prof Jemima Napier

In the UK there are around 70,000 BSL users, many of whom face barriers in all areas of life. At Heriot-Watt we have looked at how better access can be achieved for deaf people in police settings and in some cases become jurors. Our research has led to moves for legislative change in Australia and Wales as well as the first deaf juror serving in Ireland in 2017.