“The classroom didn’t give me the fix of science that I needed.” Meet: Deaf social entrepreneur Josh Taylor

July 2, 2015

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This interview was organised in association with our supporter, Phonak. Tell us about your interest in science/space – when did that begin? I’ve always been fascinated by the outside world and the way it works. However, learning from a white board inside a classroom wasn’t giving me the fix of science that I needed and […]

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Deaf woman saves sailors’ lives after hearing their cries for help one day after receiving new hearing aid

July 2, 2015

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It’s been reported that a deaf woman has saved the lives of two sailors using the new hearing aids she had received only one day earlier. Extract: A virtually deaf pensioner saved the lives of two capsized sailors when she heard their desperate cries for help – while trying out her new hearing aids. Christine Bowden, […]

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Deaf News: RAD works with HMRC to make tax information accessible to Deaf people (BSL)

July 1, 2015

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The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) is delighted to announce a brand new innovative service that will help to make tax information and advice more accessible to Deaf people. To watch this article in BSL, press play below: The new service will mean that Deaf people will have never before levels of access to […]

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“It feels like ‘I have come home.” Meet: Susan Bloomfield, Nottingham’s Deaf Priest

July 1, 2015

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  What led you to start working with deaf people? I was born hearing and became deaf when I was about 5 years old. I don’t know why. I could speak well so my parents kept me at mainstream school, and I did well at school. I started to learn signing when I was about […]

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Deaf News: Turkish Deaf woman prosecuted for alleged involvement in street protests that left her paralysed

June 30, 2015

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A Deaf woman in Turkey is being prosecuted for her alleged involvement in street protests in an incident that left her paralysed. Şehriban Sertkal is being charged with being a member of a terror organisation and being involved in the protests seemlingly on the basis that she is a woman, and no other women were admitted […]

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Molly Watt: Internet – Inclusion and Isolation!

June 30, 2015

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When I look back I can see I isolated myself when I was first diagnosed with Usher Syndrome. I could carry on as a deaf person, no difference. I went to school, I was anxious as I struggled to cope with my changing world. I couldn’t wait to get home to the safety of home […]

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Robert Hunter: The City needs more self-doubt when it comes to improving diversity in its workforce

June 29, 2015

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When on 5th January 1995, McArthur Wheeler walked in to Mellon Bank, Swissdale, Philadelphia, a loaded gun in his hand, it was to be the perfect crime.  It probably didn’t look like one. Standing there, without a mask, most criminals in Wheeler’s position would have been worried about being identified on the bank’s CCTV cameras.  After all, at 5’6″ tall […]

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