A sign language interpreter will be used for the first time at a Scottish council meeting tomorrow.
The British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will translate the debate of Moray councillors as they discuss the council’s new plan for users of BSL.
In a first for any local authority in Scotland, the sign language translation will be captured on video using the council’s webcast system.
Once approved, the plan will bring the council into compliance with the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015. It will be debated by the council’s communities committee tomorrow.
The council’s equal opportunities officer Don Toonen said: “Moray Council was the first in Scotland to webcast its meetings, so it’s great to break new ground in using the technology to reach minority groups too.
“We want to hear from BSL users, their families and people who work with them what they think of the plan.
“For example, have we missed actions that you think we should include and are there things that we can make better.”