Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2012«

Joanne Skeels: Masked superheroes – the ‘Bane’ of lipreading

July 31, 2012

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2012 will probably be remembered for these:  the banks fiascos, the sad death of Whitney Houston, tax evasion, Murray Mania, the Olympics and yet another rainy summer. The year’s not over yet, though. However, for Cinema, it has been the year of the superheroes. First there was The Avengers with the coolest ensemble of superheroes […]

Angie Aspinall: Up and away – a traveller’s tale

July 31, 2012

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As a traveller with a hearing loss, there’s always a little extra nervousness attached to any long journey: will I hear if there’s a platform alteration announced or hear the call for boarding the plane?  But I’m happy to say that these concerns were unfounded in regards to my latest journey. The journey from Huddersfield […]

Bee Detective: the family show that’s got everyone buzzing

July 30, 2012

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‘Bee Detective’ is a brand-new, accessible family show currently touring UK festivals, delighting children and parents alike. So, what’s the buzz? Limping Chicken asked creator and writer of the show, Sophie Woolley, to give us the honey… “Bee Detective is a ‘honeybee murder mystery’ set in a hive. It’s the Queen Bee’s birthday and she’s […]

Amanda Everitt: Dancing in a L shaped line

July 30, 2012

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Last week, I went to this dance class that promised to offer something different. It was called by a distinctive sounding African tribal name, “Bokwa.” An new up and coming dance fitness programme, the lime green flyer flashed, with a picture of a trim and toned Latino bopping to some tune. But what’s more, it […]

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: JDA Deaf Awareness training success |Texting more popular than calls in UK | MPs to launch court interpreting inquiry

July 27, 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! VRSToday! campaign suspended VRSToday! Campaign has been suspended after a key financial backer withdrew its support Jewish Deaf Association Deaf Awareness Training a success! As part of their Deaf Awareness Training, JDA teach signs for Take […]

“How could we not be excited?” Behind the scenes at the Olympics with Mike Hawthorne

July 27, 2012

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It seems to have been a long time coming, but tomorrow the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony will begin and the Games will officially have started. With Olympic fever gripping the world, it seems impossible to get away from documentaries, previews, adverts and campaigns all featuring the athletes who will be competing at London […]

US Deaf News: Crowdsourcing app to provide real-time subtitles?

July 26, 2012

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According to a recent report by Jacob Aron, deaf people could soon benefit from real-time subtitles of live events, sent to their smartphones. By downloading the app, ‘Scribe’, users would be able to access a crowdsourced central server which recruits a number of workers to listen to the event through the user’s phone and produce […]