Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Forced to Resign"

A UK diplomat says she was fired because accommodating her would cost too much. Jane Cordell asked for a lipspeaker - someone to help her to lipread. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said no, withdrawing the offer of a post in Kazakhstan. The Office had provided a lipspeaker for the deaf woman while she was stationed in Poland. She resigned after her legal appeal
was rejected. Cordell now works for Action on Hearing in Manchester.