Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Deaf hostage freed | Money raised for BDA | Deaf health protests

March 30, 2012

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Click on the titles to go to Remark’s website, then click ‘BSL’ to watch the news in beautiful sign language! Deaf health access protest held outside Dundee hospital Members of the Deaf community in the Scottish city of Dundee have held a protest outside Kings Cross Hospital last week claiming the local health authority has […]

Meet: Phillippa Merricks, globe-trotting superstar

March 30, 2012

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I’m very excited to have the chance to interview a real globe-trotting superstar of the Deaf world, Miss Philippa Merricks! Obviously, we must start with the Random Question from our last victim: Which came first: the limping chicken or the cracked egg? That’s a tough one! Hmm, I grew up on a farm so I […]

Ni Gallant: My journey

March 30, 2012

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I’ve always been the kid that nobody ever notices, the one who spent most of her high school life hiding behind her hair, who never spoke up in class, and hung around with the “uncool” group. When the year book came out I was the girl people pointed at and said: “Was she even in […]

Theatre review: Deafinitely Theatre’s ‘Gold Dust’

March 29, 2012

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Read my review of Deafinitely Theatre’s play Gold Dust for Disability Arts Online here. Or read on below. Family. It’s a big theme in deaf life. That sounds like a terrible introduction to a review doesn’t it? I mean, family’s a big theme for everyone. But there’s something unique about deafness in the impact it […]

Tony Barlow: In employment, are deaf people bottom of the pecking order?

March 29, 2012

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Hello! I’m Tony Barlow, an employment consultant with 10 years experience of working in employment for deaf people. My goal in writing for Limping Chicken is to cover issues relating to employment, jobs, careers, work experience and UNEMPLOYMENT. Ugh – that word which has cast dark gloomy clouds across this proud but fragile country. Even […]

Deaf Dad: Discovering vinyl music with Toddler

March 29, 2012

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I grew up in a deaf family, and aside from a children’s tape recorder we would sometimes record our voices on, we didn’t have anything that could play music in the house. So I only discovered music at the age of 11, when a friend gave me his second-hand record player. Our next door neighbours […]

Reema Patel: Growing up deaf in a hearing world

March 28, 2012

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My deafness is relatively invisible, although significant (moderate to severe hearing nerve loss). I have clear speech, I can lip-read well (except for in dark or in particularly noisy places), and I come across as a fairly gregarious person – which means that I am ‘coming out’ as deaf all of the time; and watching […]