As a member of the Deaf or hard of hearing community you have a right to access information in a way that is accessible for you. All Canadians have the right to participate equally in the workplace and to communicate fully and freely with businesses, nonprofit organizations and government. All sectors are responsible for ensuring their environments are free of discrimination and it is important to hold them accountable.
As a corporate or business entity you will have the opportunity to work with Deaf or hard of hearing employees and customers. Providing interpreter services in LSQ or ASL is essential in ensuring that every Canadian can interact with and be fully embedded in your business or organization. In fact, you are required by law to provide an interpreter to ensure the communication is clear between the individuals involved if one is Deaf or hard of hearing.