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Deaf rights group wants EOC to act forcefully

2015-11-09 HKT 18:10
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  • The rights group, Silence, wants the government to educate the public about the role of sign-language interpreters. Photo: RTHK
    The rights group, Silence, wants the government to educate the public about the role of sign-language interpreters. Photo: RTHK
The deaf rights group 'Silence' says the Equal Opportunities Commission should play a more proactive role in enforcing the disability discrimination ordinance.

The group also called on the government to educate the public about the role of sign-language interpreters after it encountered difficulty in enrolling deaf students into vocational training courses.

The group said deaf students had difficulty enrolling in 12 out of 15 courses they surveyed. In some cases, deaf students were told to pay an additional tuition fee if they were accompanied by a sign-language interpreter.

Willy Kwong of Silence said the EOC is falling short in correcting the situation.