Shaffir calls to protest cuts on services for the deaf

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 30, 2012 13:10

Labor MK Stav Shaffir called on the public on Sunday to protest the Ministry of Finance's decision not to re-approve the budget allocation for translation services, transcription and copying signs for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Shaffir publicized the protest on her Facebook account calling on the Israeli public to attend the rally which will be held at 10 a.m. at the government headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Asking what the decision means, Shaffir stated: "Now, when they go to the doctor, or the bank, or meet with their child's teacher...there is no one to interpret what was said in the room."

She added that if they wanted to understand what was going on, they would have to pay privately for the service.


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