Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

April 18, 2015

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At weekends and bank holidays, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a […]

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Deaf news: Deaf organisations launch common purpose to influence next government

April 17, 2015

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Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss will be working collectively to influence the next government following agreement of a statement of common purpose. Organisations are now from all sectors are now being asked to become founder signatories and promote the statement. A campaign will be launched after the general election to raise awareness of […]

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Emily Howlett: Five famous deaf people you should know about

April 17, 2015

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Think Deaf People Can’t Achieve? Think Again. There’s rather a lot going on in British politics right now, and not just the upcoming election. It seems as though attitudes towards Deaf and disabled people are creating a lot of uproar and confusion… So, it seems like the perfect time to have a look at some […]

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To our UK readers: Don’t forget to register to vote!

April 16, 2015

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As a reminder to all our readers in the UK, if you want to vote in the General Election on 7th May, you need to make sure you’re registered to vote by Monday 20th April. There’s more information about registering, in BSL and English, on the Operation Disabled Vote website, which was set up to promote equality […]

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Read: Rebecca Atkinson on ‘How David Cameron has betrayed people with disabilities’

April 16, 2015

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Deaf journalist Rebecca Atkinson has written an article for the Guardian arguing that Prime Minister David Cameron has betrayed deaf and disabled people. Extract: “It takes one to know one,” or so the saying goes, but when it comes to David Cameron, it’s more a case of “It takes one to belittle, humiliate and vilify […]

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Writer Glen Laker tells us how having a deaf son led him to include a deaf character in Sunday’s episode of Vera on ITV1

April 16, 2015

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I’ve been writing for 20 years, much of it alongside a day job, where I worked in Access Services at the BBC for 12 years (before that, I was a subtitler at ITV for 3 years), as a development manager, looking at and developing new methods to create subtitling and signed programming for the BBC […]

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The Clarion Community Chest is Open For Business

April 15, 2015

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Below is a post from our newest supporter, Clarion. Find out all about them by clicking here. Free Communication Support when it’s needed, in the right place at the right time, throughout life. Our vision is to provide a voice for deaf and hard of hearing people and our values are that “there is no […]

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