Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2012«

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Four Deaf women accused of attempted murder | Indian film about Deaf boy in Oscar contention

September 28, 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! Four Deaf women accused of attempted murder Four Deaf women have pleaded not guilty to planning a murder in America. Bikes stolen from Deaf school in Derby Spare a thought for pupils at Derby’s Royal School […]

Tamsin Coates: Cameron’s Re-Implant, Part Deux – The Switch On!

September 28, 2012

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A few months ago I wrote an article here on Limping Chicken about my apprehension and fear leading up to my son’s re-implant surgery. Cameron’s cochlear implant had been removed earlier this year following an infection around the internal components, prolonged pain and hospital stays. In mid-July I took Cameron back to the hospital to […]

Angie Aspinall: The Year of the Dog

September 28, 2012

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If you’ve read my first blog post for Limping Chicken, you’ll know that after sudden profound deafness in my ‘good ear’ last year, I started to long for a dog. I thought it would help me feel safe and secure and would give me something on which to focus my attention while off work with […]

Deaf News: Deaf father-to-be offered interpreter for baby’s birth by private company

September 27, 2012

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This is Hull and East Riding has just reported that Adam Bassett, the Deaf actor denied a sign language interpreter by his local NHS trust, has now been offered an interpreter by a private company: Now, the couple are receiving help from Sign Loop Interpreting Services Ltd – a company that has a mission to […]

Teresa Garratty: The perils of work

September 27, 2012

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It’s not easy finding work these days and for us Deaf folk it’s not just the recession that’s made things tricky. Any job involving a telephone or “good communication skills” seems to be an instant no no and those jobs which a deaf person is perfectly physically capable of doing are still hard to come […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Ten things you should never say to a deaf person

September 25, 2012

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Hearing people. Want to make friends with a deaf person? Then wise up and don’t say any of these sentences. Us Deafies will never forgive you… “Wow – I would never have guessed that you’re deaf!” I’m not wearing a badge. Nor do most deaf people. And in what way is ‘not seeming all that […]

Watch: Comedy series The Fingerspellers!

September 25, 2012

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Three years ago this week, I had a meeting with Remark’s Mark Nelson where he asked me to write a short series that could fit into the BSLBT’s Wicked series. A few months later, an 8-part comedy series about a family of Deaf gangsters was born. Just after Christmas 2009, some of the UK’s best […]