CARMEL RICKARD: Falling on deaf ears
An application to overturn Zambia’s ban on licensing hearing-impaired drivers has been shot down — despite regional precedent to the contrary
South Africans with televisions are probably accustomed to seeing sign language interpreters at work during news bulletins or major national events. For most, that would be the beginning and end of their conscious awareness of people who are deaf.
In fact, SA has some regulations that may surprise the average viewer, such as TV stations having to provide sign-language interpreters for at least half of prime-time bulletins...