Robert Hunter: What it’s like to work in the City as a lawyer who is deaf, and why I set up City Disabilities

May 26, 2015

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Many years ago I did something that was, at the time, seen as foolish. Despite the fact that I suffered from progressive hearing loss, I decided to pursue a career in law in the City of London. Being deaf in those days was often seen as a source of amusement, and it was regarded as […]

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Watch: Award-winning short film The Kiss – do deaf people kiss differently?

May 25, 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 After premiering at last year’s Bradford International Film Festival and then being shown around the world at Deaf and disability festivals, short film The […]

Matt Dixon: Ten essential things to know about being a child of deaf parents

May 24, 2015

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At weekends, 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 My name is Matt Dixon and I’m the grown-up child of deaf parents. My parents, my brother and sister are all deaf and use sign language – […]

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Read: The Guardian – How I support families coming to terms with being told their child is deaf

May 23, 2015

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This Guardian article featuring an audiologist from the NDCS is well worth a read: Extract: My day starts at 7am. Over breakfast I check my emails and scour Twitter, Facebook and news feeds for any questions that need answering, publications or news on the latest developments in audiology. I am a home worker and spend […]

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“Sometimes I say ‘comma’ when I’m talking to my friends.” The day Charlie met Ai-Media’s live captioners

May 22, 2015

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Ai-Media have been one of this site’s longest-serving supporters, and on Wednesday, intrigued by how live captions are provided, I visited their team to meet them and find out how it all works. The company are based in a light, airy building only a few minutes from London’s Waterloo station. Soon after I arrived, they were […]

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Andy Palmer: Don’t reward your kids (for the best of reasons)

May 22, 2015

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Two weeks ago, I accompanied my son William, with my parents and friends, to the British Film Institute to see the very first screening of Dreaming of Peggy Lee, a short independent film that William, landed a lead role in. I had seen the film already but my heart began beat a little quicker as the […]

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Deaf News: Eurovision Song Contest to be presented in International Sign

May 21, 2015

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The BBC has reported that the Eurovision Song Contest is to be performed in International Sign (please note, it is not a language, as stated below) for the Deaf audience. Extract below: For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language. A team of six deaf […]

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