Deaf News: Leaders of campaign to stop changes to Access to Work reveal their true identities

October 2, 2014

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The leaders of the grass-roots campaign against changes to Access to Work for deaf workers have revealed their true identities. The campaign and petition was set up by Emily Smith, a pseudonym, and the campaign established a petition that went on to amass almost 6000 signatures. After starting their campaign, a petition was set up in late 2013 and then […]

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Go see: Subtitled films with BSL Q&As at this year’s BFI London Film Festival!

October 1, 2014

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The BFI London Film Festival has a limited number of priority position tickets put aside for selected films at this year’s festival for deaf and hard of hearing BSL users. All these films are subtitled, and the Q&As that follow the films will have a BSL interpreter. Tickets can be purchased from the BFI Box Office. Simply quote ‘Access’ […]

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Review: STAGETEXT’s global theatre watch-along – with captions!

October 1, 2014

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The date was 25th September 2014. The time was 7.30pm. The popcorn was salted. The cushions were plumped. Everything was primed ready for the ground-breaking event that was Stagetext’s global watch-along of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, the production was filmed live during performances at the […]

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Watch: The trailer for the ‘SuperDeafy Movie’ – ‘No Ordinary Hero’

September 30, 2014

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Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 3: Being able to cast actors online is a lifesaver

September 30, 2014

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Last month, I mentioned that we had begun to look for actors to invite to the casting. I also noted that this can be a bit tricky when looking for specific Deaf/HoH actors, as they are few in numbers. But we cast our net far and wide via the web… social media… and good ol’ […]

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Charlie Swinbourne: “Even on the earliest footage, you can see what they’re signing.” The BDA’s incredible archive films of the Deaf community through the years

September 30, 2014

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Last Thursday, I had the privilege of spending several hours in a Church in central Leeds watching the BDA’s archive films of the Deaf community through the years. Many of the films showed Deaf people looking posh and dressed up (far smarter than I’ve ever looked!) at official functions. There was also footage from days […]

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A complaint letter from a Deaf mother of a severely disabled girl to HMRC – and how you can access their services in sign language

September 29, 2014

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Recently, we received a copy of a letter from a Deaf mother to HMRC which made for difficult reading. Melanie Morris’s letter, which we have published extracts from below, explains how her child tax credits were stopped and her struggle to get payments started again. After the tax credits were stopped, Melanie faced a delay […]

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