Manitoba to spend more to help deaf athletes

The Manitoba Government will increase funding for deaf amateur athletes after a human rights complaint.

The province will spend up to 40-thousand dollars more a year to increase sign-language help for young amateur athletes.

C-E-O of Sport Manitoba, Jeff Hnatiuk says the money will help deaf kids communicate with their coaches, teammates and game officials.

Two parents of deaf children lodged a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission saying lack of money for sign language services made it harder for some deaf children to participate in sports.

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