Deaf people face a tidal wave of discrimination compared to speakers of Ulster-Scots and Irish

We hear a lot about the rights of speakers of Ulster-Scots and Irish, but for these people communicating in spoken English is always an option when they need medical attention.

This letter in the Belfast Telegraph hits the nail right on the head. 

Someone who wants to talk to the Irish language officer about the needs of the Irish language community will be capable of speaking temporarily in English, but most deaf people simply do not have the option of communicating in spoken English. There is a greater need for one of the officers to have BSL, or ISL than there is to have fluent Irish.
Jim Cromwell