Advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing community are petitioning the government to provide a 911 emergency system for deaf people in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to an article in CBC News.

According to the article, the Newfoundland and Labrador is the only province in Canada without this resource for the deaf community. Additionally, the province only has four American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for a population of over 600 deaf people, Myles Murphy, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf, said in the article.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here for the CBC News website.

Source: CBC News