Douglas suspends sign-language interpreter course citing lack of interest

Douglas College has announced that it has suspended its sign-language interpreter course due to a lack of student interest. Jonathan Davies, an associate dean at Douglas, told the Vancouver Sun that the program will be suspended for a year due to low applications. The program typically receives applicants from Vancouver Community College’s American Sign Language program. However, the Sun states that there is a labour shortage in the field with an increasing provincial and national demand for supports due to the recent passage of the Accessible BC Act and the Accessible Canada Act. Vancouver Sun Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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