Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2012«

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: French theatre company comes to UK | NDCS lobbies government | Deaf Health Project

August 31, 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! French Deaf-Friendly Theatre Comes To Britain The acclaimed French theatre troupe, Compaigne Animotion, is set to tour the UK this coming October. Since 2004, Animotion has been creating visual theatre which is accessible to Deaf and […]

Catherine Cooper: The switch-on is tomorrow

August 31, 2012

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Four weeks after the operation, the day of my “switch on” is almost here. This week, I’ll travel once again to the Emmeline centre at Addenbroke’s in Cambridge, to receive a processor for my new implant, and then begin the process of getting it switched on and configured. I’m desperately excited, but also nervous – […]

Must see: Disability films as part of Liberty 2012 at BFI Southbank, on Saturday

August 30, 2012

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We don’t often plug events here at Limping Chicken, but if you happen to be in London on Saturday and you don’t have tickets for the Paralympics, you might be interested in seeing a range of disability films that are both BSL interpreted and captioned. ‘The Hammer’ in particular is well worth looking out for, […]

Watch: Ted Evans and Bim Ajadi’s film for the Paralympics!

August 30, 2012

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Well done to Ted Evans and Bim Ajadi for this little gem trailing the Paralympics!

Deaf performers and artists shine at London Paralympics opening ceremony

August 30, 2012

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Last night was a special night for a number of Deaf performers, artists and filmakers who graced the world stage as part of the dazzling opening ceremony for the Paralympics in London. Their contribution to the event involved months of preparation, hard work and planning, and Limping Chicken would like to congratulate every single one […]

Sasha Thorpe: Starting my second year at university

August 30, 2012

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Second year of university is just around the corner…… 2nd Year of counseling and level 2 BSL! Bring it on! As much as I am excited there is a part of me is slightly nervous :/ I will be having new lecturers and my main concern is will I be able to understand them, are […]

US Deaf News: Three-year-old banned from signing his name

August 29, 2012

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A huge row is underway across the Atlantic after a Deaf pre-schooler was banned from using his sign name because his school said it violated their anti-weapons policy. In a story that echoes last year’s row here in the UK about a ‘rude’ sign in a nursery rhyme, Hunter Spanjer, from Grand Island, Nebraska has […]