Deaf News: Sense calls for DWP to halt PIP roll out until claims process is accessible to all

October 5, 2015



  The national deafblind charity, Sense, has called for a suspension of the nationwide Personal Independence Payments (PIP) rollout, with evidence that the scheme, which replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA), remains inaccessible to many deafblind people and those with multisensory disabilities. The fear is that the inaccessibility will lead to vulnerable people losing essential benefits. Sue […]

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Watch: 7 minute preview of Deaf actress Sophie Stone starring in Doctor Who

October 5, 2015



In this 7 minute preview clip made by the BBC’s See Hear programme (and shown at the weekend as part of the See Hear Sign Language Festival), you can go behind the scenes and watch Deaf actress Sophie Stone performs recording an upcoming episode of Doctor Who. You can also read a Limping Chicken interview […]

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Rebecca-Anne Withey: What I learned from my mindful month of no social media

October 2, 2015



The last time I had an extended break from the digital world I was on retreat completing my mindfulness training and had been asked to switch off from as many outside sources as I could. Aside from missing texting my friends and family I found this surprisingly easy. My mind was free from mental clutter […]

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Ali Macnaughton: The new classrooms are open! Update from Project Riandu in Kenya

October 1, 2015


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As all the students in the UK have been returning to schools and universities this September, the deaf students of St Mary’s have faced a very exciting prospect. The facility in Riandu is now ready for them. Some of them were working alongside other Kenyan and UK volunteers on site this August. They have helped to build their […]

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Deaf News: Deaf theatre company’s production of Spring Awakening makes splash on Broadway

September 30, 2015


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A Deaf theatre company’s production of Spring Awakening, which features both Deaf and hearing performers, including Deaf Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, has made a splash on Broadway. You can see a subtitled ASL video from the premiere at the Deaf Nation website, by clicking here. Extract from Variety: For nearly a quarter century, Deaf West […]

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Kim Webster: How I feel about navigating new deaf access issues as I start university this week

September 30, 2015


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Like thousands of people around the country, I’m going to be starting university in just over a week, which is terrifying for lots of reasons. First and foremost, that they actually let me in. Secondly, Student Finance England. Thirdly, leaving my children at a wonderful nursery (they have a landline phone that can read text […]

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Meet: Bim Ajadi, Deaf filmmaker who is teaching at the See Hear Sign Language Weekend

September 29, 2015


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What are you doing at the Sign Language Weekend? I will be teaching a 2-day filmmaking workshop to aspiring deaf film makers. In the workshop, people will be taught the basics of what is expected of a typical BBC Assistant Producer – this will entail script writing, shooting and editing their own short film. The participants […]

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