A steering group oversees the work of the mission groups and progress on making sure
- access is available in the most appropriate languages and modes and means of communication for the individual;
- people who are deaf or have a hearing loss can access all public services, giving special attention to education, health and social care, policing and justice.
- government and others fulfil their obligations under legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and
- people who are deaf or have a hearing loss are central to discussions about issues affecting their lives, in particular the development of services.
The steering group is chaired by Craig Crowley, chief executive of Action Deafness. Its members include the chairs of the mission groups, Jane Cordell of Getting Equal, and Janis McDonald, chief officer of the Scottish Council on Deafness.
30 September 2015 | Minutes