London‘s music and sports Wembley Stadium has officially announced that it will offer sign language for every live concert starting from June 2022.
The announcement will make Wembley the largest U.K. venue to offer British Sign Language (BSL) as a guaranteed service for its attendees. In the past, BSL interpretation was only offered if it was pre-booked ahead of time. However, the new announcement guarantees the availability of BSL for the Deaf community. Starting with Ed Sheeran‘s + – = ÷ x tour, shows thereafter will also the BSL offering available wholly.
In a statement, Wembley’s Paul Smyth said, “We are delighted to be able to offer British Sign Language for our customers at every concert moving forward. We pride ourselves not only on being an inclusive stadium to be enjoyed by all, but also for leading the way in terms of best practice within the industry…We look forward to hosting our Deaf customers at future gigs and hope that they feel the benefit of this vital service at Wembley Stadium.”
Check out the announcement below.
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