Deaf Employment – Progress?

JG Kyle

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    Abstract

    In this paper, the situation of Deaf people in employment is considered. Although we seem to have made considerable progress in this area in the last 50 years in the UK, the views of Deaf people are not always consistent with this progress. Despite provision of interpreters and technical assistance, Deaf people do not always consider that their aspirations can be realised. Deaf people remain in poorer jobs with reduced prospects for advancement. Whether one can be optimistic or pessimistic as to the future impact of current initiatives, is a matter of choice but the data implies that we are not yet tackling the root cause of the exclusion – the limited extent of BSL use in society.
    Translated title of the contributionDeaf Employment – Progress?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Exclusion, University of Greenwich 4th June 2004
    PublisherBristol: Centre for Deaf Studies
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Bibliographical note

    Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Social Exclusion and Deaf People
    Conference Organiser: Greenwich Council

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