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Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Netflix ruling | Lord Ashley memorial service | Deaf theatre group

June 29, 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! US court ruling may force Netflix to offer subtitles US video-streaming website Netflix could be legally forced to provide subtitles on its videos following a ruling in the US District Court. New media sign language […]

Luke Blackburn: Losing my DLA

June 29, 2012

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So… Disability Living Allowance? Seems to be a piece of cake just getting it, no? I, myself, was once the proud recipient of DLA until I failed to reapply for it. I noticed that I hadn’t received DLA for quite a while and so I checked my bank account. To my despair, nothing had been […]

Deaf News: Five year old boy raises money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

June 28, 2012

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A five-year-old boy is raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People after starting his own Olympic-style ‘torch relay’ on eBay. Earlier this month, Logan McKerrow from Somerset made his own Olympic-style torch at school ahead of this summer’s London games and, with the help of his mum Kerry, decided to list the torch on […]

Sadaqat Ali: My concerns for the interpreting industry

June 28, 2012

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I have been connected with the Deaf community all my life (I am deaf myself) as a user of interpreting services, as a mentor for young Deaf people and as the leader of several charities for the Deaf. I have also consulted in the running of a small interpreting agency. I am increasingly concerned about […]

Deaf News: National Theatre makes talks with the stars accessible

June 27, 2012

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If you’ve ever wanted to find out how some of Britain’s biggest stars approach their roles, then you’re in luck, because the National Theatre (who support this site) are making their “In Conversation” series accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people using speech-to-text. Speech-to-text (provided by STAGETEXT) gives you access to every word the […]

Georgie Barraclough: Wearing my ears on my sleeve

June 27, 2012

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Last year, after a ten year break from wearing any kind of hearing aid, I asked to be referred to an audiologist to find out if a pair would help me with my mild to moderate hearing loss, first picked up at a school hearing test when I was four. A couple of weeks later, […]

Watch: Sean Forbes – Def Deaf Girls

June 26, 2012

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American Deaf rapper Sean Forbes has made a real impact in the last few years. After getting signed to Eminem’s record label, he’s made a video with acting legend Marlee Matlin and also clocked up nearly half a million online views for his song ‘I’m Deaf.’ His latest song benefits from a video with a […]