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Deaf Dad: Finding the monkey

February 29, 2012

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I’m slowly settling into the daily routine of being a stay-at-home Dad. In just a few weeks, my life has become scarily organised. I now wash Toddler and Baby’s bottles last thing at night so I don’t need to rush around in the morning. Whenever I get a spare moment, I pile any dirty clothes […]

Overseen: A couple breaking up

February 29, 2012

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In our new regular feature, deafies tell us about conversations they have ‘overseen’ (see what we did there?) in public, through lipreading and picking up on body language. Our first deafie tells us about a couple she oversaw while eating in a cafe… I’d just sat down with my coffee and I was waiting for […]

Meet: Jill Hipson, the deafie who took on the banks

February 29, 2012

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Jill Hipson, who lives with her husband Chris in Berkhamsted in Herts, found herself at the centre of a double-page story in The Times last week after having problems with her bank when she bought a car. Her letter to the newspaper led to an article titled ‘Banks face threat of massive payouts to deaf […]

Ian Noon: Is the Government telling deaf people to PIP off on disability benefits?

February 28, 2012

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It took me a while but I finally read through the Department for Work and Pension’s consultation on the eligibility criteria for the new benefits for disabled people, Personal Independence Payments. Otherwise known as PIP. To be fair, there were three, rather long documents, to read through to understand what was being proposed. And I’m […]

Michelle Quayle: Audiology = Shushology

February 28, 2012

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Growing up, I’ve been told my deafness has become progressively worse. How much ‘worse’ it you get when you’ve been profoundly Deaf from birth is beyond me. Wearing hearing aids from eight months old to the sweet age of sixteen sounds the same to me. From my big sister screeching “Michellllllle” to the tinkle of […]

Watch: The cat who can sign “Feed me”

February 28, 2012

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This one isn’t in any way cinematic, but it is funny. A cat that signs “Feed me.” Latest reports say the cat’s now halfway to passing its BSL Level One qualification… (With thanks to Martin Griffiths for posting this one on Twitter)

Watch: The deaf silent film that got there before The Artist

February 27, 2012

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Today the cast and crew of The Artist celebrate being the stand-out film of the 2012 Oscars, with their vision of making a modern silent film seen as taking cinema back to its roots. Most deafies I know who have seen it love it. It’s clear from this post, however, calling it a “a silent […]