I’ve met Jenny Sealey a few times. She’s a powerhouse; funny, clever, passionate and a great artist. She is Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company and co-Directed the Paralympics opening ceremony for London 2012. In order to share her great vision she relies upon British Sign Language translation and this is made possible through an Access to Work grant.
You could be generous and suggest that Lord Freud ‘misspoke’ about the worth of disabled people at work, but the government are cutting away at the Access to Work scheme, this is no ‘misspeak’, it’s bad policy. You can sign a petition to help ensure we can all continue to benefit from the contribution deaf and disabled workers have to make to society. Follow this link.