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Courts consider litigation by deaf drivers, TV viewers

The rights of deaf people have been considered by the courts in two recent decisions, one in Zambia and the other in the UK. In the first, the applicants challenged Zambian provisions in terms of which deaf drivers are not entitled to driving licences. In the second, a deaf woman claimed the UK government discriminated against her and others in her position by not providing a British Sign Language interpreter for government live briefings to the public about Covid-19.

Read Zambia judgment

Read UK judgment

 

The decision in the Zambian high court case bitterly disappointed the executive director of Zambia Deaf Youth and Women (ZDYW), Frankson Musukwa. Acting on his own behalf and as a representative of ZDYW, Musukwa had hoped for much more from the case.

Copyright & A2K Issues - 5 June 2020

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Intellectual Property:

Blind SA goes to ConCourt in effort to compel the President to sign Copyright Amendment Bill

https://bit.ly/2BEpuQd

Copyright Bill is a Gateway to Accessible Knowledge and Creativity, not American Roulette

https://bit.ly/2XxnMse

Covid-19: A double whammy for the blind

https://bit.ly/3eQHFjO

Copyright & A2K Issues - 13 September 2018

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South Africa:  White Paper on Science, Technology & Innovation:

South Africa: New draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (10 September 2018)

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https://bit.ly/2NEiR4F

https://www.dst.gov.za/images/2018/white-pate-on-STI-7_09-FINAL.pdf

 

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