Shadow Minister for Disabled People meets DNDN members
Following the attendance by the Minister for Disabled People at a meeting of the DNDN membership in July, DNDN was grateful to Vicky Foxcroft, the shadow minister, for joining members for a discussion about her campaigning on behalf of disabled people and developing policy for a potential Labour government. She expressed her appreciation for the work the DNDN is undertaking to promote the interests of disabled people working in the NHS and increase the presence and visibility of disabled people in leadership.
Having recently promoted the use of signing in public service communications, she was asked by DNDN members about the importance of providing captioning in on-line settings to address the needs of the 2 million users of captioning services. She shared a shocking experience in Parliament, which uses Zoom as the default video-conferencing service but had disabled the captioning facility until she complained about this barrier to its use by deaf and some neurodiverse people.