TIL Deaf / Blind UK residents cannot serve on jury duty because a translator counts as a “13th person in the room”

Read more: https://theconversation.com/deaf-or-blind-people-cant-serve-on-juries-heres-why-law-needs-to-change-67418

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  1. [The law is working on being changed](https://limpingchicken.com/2021/03/09/deaf-news-profoundly-deaf-people-to-become-jurors-under-uk-government-overhaul/) (article from this month)

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    [One person was able to get past it with captions but that’s not enough.]
    (https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/aug/28/man-sets-legal-landmark-as-first-deaf-juror-in-english-court) (2019)

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    [Video & Where I learned this from](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qtzGsQefo) (from yesterday)

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    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/exemptions-jury-service This all counts for if someone dosn’t speak english on a whole as well. I would have used that more holistic measure in the title but I just researched this now.

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