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Meet: Amanda Everitt, NDCS Participation Officer

May 31, 2012

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Could you describe your upbringing in New Zealand? My childhood was very idyllic. Imagine great big blue skies, the foam of the surf lapping at your feet, catching a wave on a bodyboard and crashing down into sandcastles, carefree summer days spent licking hokey pokey icecream and playing cricket along the beach… Making you jealous? […]

Ni Gallant: Applying for Disabled Students Allowance

May 31, 2012

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So I realised yesterday that about a month ago now I actually volunteered to write another article for the Limping Chicken. But what with exams, audiology appointments and general university organisation stress I totally forgot… I decided all that time ago that I wanted to write a post to really cheer up all those parents […]

Ted Evans: The road ahead, after winning the Ben Steiner bursary

May 30, 2012

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So here I am, delighted to have won the Ben Steiner Bursary at Deaffest 2012. I’ve just received a cheque for 5K but I won’t be walking away with any money. Every single penny will go into my next short film, a film which is very much in development, but one I’m very excited about. […]

Sasha Thorpe: Finding the deaf world at 23

May 30, 2012

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Since learning British Sign Language, I have felt more included in the deaf world, but this hasn’t always been the case. To me, growing up, I felt as if I was a deaf girl in a hearing world… alone. I was the only deaf person in my family and in my school life. At times […]

Read: ‘I may be deaf, but you can still talk to me’ article in The Independent

May 29, 2012

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An article in today’s Independent features the story of a deaf teenager called Ellen Arthurs, who talks about her isolation and how she felt excluded when growing up. In the article, Ellen says: “I think teenagers find it difficult to accept any difference…. It’s worst when I’m in a restaurant with people around the table. They […]

Thumbs up: ‘U sign’ – the hard-wearing BSL flipbook

May 29, 2012

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You know how it is when you’re a chicken farmer just starting out in learning BSL, spending a long day tending the coop when all you really want to do is practice some signs for your BSL course. It’s messy. There’s feathers and, er, chicken waste all over the place. Then you reach for your […]

Deaf News: Craig Crowley says inclusion in the Paralympics vital for future of Deaf sport

May 29, 2012

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In an interview by Tom Degun for Inside World Parasport, Craig Crowley, President of the ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) has admitted that inclusion in the Paralympic Games is vital for the future of Deaf sport. Up until now the Deaflympics, which were first held in Paris in 1924, have never been […]