Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Depp hits back | Deaf children’s future at risk | Jubilee street party

Posted on June 1, 2012



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Johnny Depp hits back at sign language critics
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has hit back at those who have criticised his American Sign Language skills in Paul McCartney’s latest music video.

Indian court allows Deaf witnesses to give evidence in sign language
Deaf witnesses in India can now give evidence in trials using sign language, after a landmark Indian Supreme Court ruling.

Budget cuts force Australian college to close Auslan courses
The only college in the Australian state of Victoria to offer diplomas in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) has announced their Auslan courses will not continue next year due to state government budget cuts to the further education sector.

Deaflympics chief admits Deaflympics are going through ‘rough waters’
Deaflympics chief Craig Crowley says he is worried about the long-term future of deaf sports unless Deaf athletes are allowed to compete in the Paralympic Games.

Deaf children’s futures are under threat, NDCS claims
Deaf children’s education and wellbeing are under threat from another wave of local council budget cuts, says a leading Deaf children’s charity.

Government launches new scheme to help Deaf youth into work
The Department of Work and Pensions’ specialised scheme offers a payment of up to £2,275 to employers who take on young Deaf and disabled jobseekers through the new Work Choice programme.

Remark! attends Barking & Dagenham Deaf Awareness Event
On 9th May Diane Jarrett and Kavitha Gnanapragasam from Remark! attended Barking & Dagenham Sensory Awareness team’s annual Deaf Awareness exhibition at the Becontree Heath Leisure Centre.

A warm welcome to our new Training administrator
Remark! would like to wish a warm welcome to Dee Savage, our new Administrator and Communication Support Worker in the Training team.

Generation Game a roaring success!
On 19th May, Remark! Community hosted a deaf Generation Game event to raise money for the “Deaf-SELF” play scheme.

Surprise for Remark! Jubilee Party
It is with pleasure that Remark! Community are able to announce there will be a surprise in store this Sunday at the Diamond Jubilee Street Party. The surprise will take place at precisely 14:00 hours.

Remark! Community launch new initiative to support parents of deaf children
Charity Remark! Community know from experience how vital good communication is for deaf children and their development. That is why they have joined forces with Remark! Training to offer parents a 50% discount on course fees for British Sign Language Level 1 and Level 2 for all parents of deaf children in London and Birmingham

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