Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Paralympics opening ceremony | Punk Chef! | International Week of the Deaf

Posted on September 7, 2012

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Paralympics opening ceremony involves Deaf performers
The Paralympics are well and truly underway, with a stunning opening ceremony once again bringing down the house with a show of pyrotechnics and performances from all over the globe.

Punk Chef out this week!
Here’s a first for the Deaf community- a cookery programme! Punk Chef, presented by self-acclaimed punk, Scott Garthwaite, sees a family being put through their paces to change their unhealthy life style.

Liberty Festival for Deaf and Disabled celebrates tenth anniversary
The Liberty Festival created by Deaf and Disabled people celebrated their tenth anniversary this past weekend, showcasing artists from years gone by as well as new works specifically created for the weekend to coincide with the first days of the Paralympics.

Deaf woman in jail due to communication difficulties with police
Lashonn White, a deaf woman from Washington State in the USA, recently found herself being thrown in jail for failing to be understood by police officers, and obstructing an officer in the course of duty.

Theme for International Week of the Deaf 2012 is announced
The International Week of the Deaf 2012 will begin on Sept 24, with this year’s theme having been announced by WFD President Colin Allen as “Sign Bilingualism is a Human Right”.

Court case advances for deaf orphan who was held captive
A profoundly deaf orphan from Pakistan who has been illegally trafficked to the UK and allegedly beaten, raped and kept as a slave here for ten years has had some advancements in her court case.

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