The Mayor’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is now launched including information about the BSL Charter
For ease of reference, an extract is as below:
6.3.3 Inclusive communications
Our strategic communications objective is:
10. To ensure that the work the GLA group delivers is open and transparent to London’s communities through accessible and inclusive communication.
We want all our visual marketing materials to reflect the diversity of London, so we follow the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s See It Right guidelines for creative work. Our publications are also available on request in accessible formats and various languages.
The Mayor is committed to providing a more accessible service to Deaf Londoners by adopting the British Sign Language (BSL) Charter. This is a five-point plan to increase the accessibility of information and services for Deaf people using BSL. In terms of online communications, we work to AA accessibility standards on London.gov.uk. We want our information to reach all of London’s communities so rely on general activity alongside more targeted digital and social communications.
Asif Iqbal MBE, President of HBUDC wish to express his thanks to the Mayor for his commitment to the Equality & Diversity Inclusion Strategy and providing BSL access for our Deaf Londoners.