London’s music and sports Wembley Stadium has officially announced that for every live concert starting from June 2022, it will be offering sign language. The announcement makes Wembley the biggest venue in the UK to offer British Sign Language (BSL) as a guaranteed service for its attendees. BSL interpretation was only offered if it was pre-booked ahead of time. However, this guarantees the availability of BSL for the Deaf community.
It will be starting with Ed Sheeran’s tour shows no less, with Wembley’s Paul Smyth saying that this news is a delight to announce as it makes Wembley an inclusive stadium to be enjoyed by all for the long term. ‘We look forward to hoisting our Deaf customers at future gigs and hope that they feel the benefit of this vital service at Wembley Stadium’ Smyth remarked.
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