Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Deaf diplomat | Patient offended | BBC Extend scheme

Posted on April 13, 2012

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Top Deaf diplomat resigns

A senior Deaf British diplomat has resigned in disgust at her treatment after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) refused to pay her communication support for an overseas posting.

Hospital patient ‘deeply offended’ after being labelled ‘deaf and dumb’

A Deaf man from north London told the Enfield Independent he was ‘deeply offended’ after a hospital labelled him ‘deaf and dumb’.

BBC Extend work placement scheme now open for applications

Applications are now open for an exclusive paid six-month-long work placement scheme at the BBC, offering Deaf and disabled people a great opportunity to gain work experience in the media.

CNN to face a court trial over refusing to subtitle online news videos

The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) will take CNN to court after a California judge rejected CNN’s attempt to have GLAD’s complaint dropped.

Science Museum on lookout for new Deaf presenter!

London’s popular Science Museum is looking for a new Deaf presenter to join their successful SIGNtific team.

BSLBT is looking for new trustees

British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust is looking for new trustees to support the trust’s work to promote deaf film-making and BSL-led TV programmes.

Cumbrian deaf charity could axe jobs

DeafVision, a Deaf charity supporting Deaf people across Cumbria in north-west England, could be forced to cut jobs after Cumbria County Council awarded a contract to another Deaf organisation in Birmingham.

Deaf woman declared ‘dead’ by her bank

Anne Gray, 72, from Tyne and Wear has been receiving letters from her bank about her own death.

Scientists work on new Deafblind communication glove

A team of German scientists are developing a new device that will enable Deafblind people to communicate and connect with other people using mobile technology.

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