Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will no longer be able to provide ASL interpretation for our panel discussion tomorrow afternoon. We apologize for the short notice on this, and any inconvenience this may cause.
We had been very much looking forward to incorporating this into our programming, we recognize how important it is to design our spaces to include as many people as possible. Unfortunately, the interpreter available sustained an injury and can no longer join us. We wish her a speedy recovery!
This was our first time utilizing the services of Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and through the process we learned just how hard it is to access ASL interpretation in Saskatchewan because there is so little infrastructure, and such a shortage of certified interpreters.
We are hoping to be able to work with Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services again in the future – they have been wonderful to talk to and plan with, and we encourage groups or organizations to reach out to them if you’re considering the same. The more visible these services are, the more they become normalized and expected in community spaces. RPIRG is dedicated to continuing to make our programs accessible, safe, and welcoming to everyone in our community.