Sign language act: Should it be a ‘bigger priority’ than Irish language?
Every morning, County Antrim woman Wendy Newbronner’s first task is waking up her three children.
Unlike most parents though, she cannot shout into their rooms and tell them to get up. All her sons are deaf.
Mrs Newbronner had to pay to learn sign language after her first child was born, and now supports calls for a sign language act in Northern Ireland.
Scotland is the only part of the UK with an act, but legislation was passed in the Republic of Ireland last year.
The problem is, without a functioning Stormont assembly, legislation for sign language in Northern Ireland cannot be introduced.
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