Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Marlee Matlin speaks out about deafness ‘cure’ | BSL benefits language skills | Walthamstow Deaf Club lifeline

Posted on October 12, 2012

Click on the titles to go to Remark’s website, then click ‘BSL’ to watch the news in beautiful sign language!

Newspaper reports criticised by deafness research centre
The way a newspaper reported key sign language research has been criticised by a sign language research centre.

Marlee Matlin speaks out about deafness ‘cure
Oscar-winning actress argues that many Deaf people don’t want to be cured, and that people should look at Deaf people’s abilities, rather than dwelling on their “dis-abilities.”

Early sign language exposure found to benefit deaf children language skills
New research by London’s deafness research centre DCAL has found that acquiring sign language from an early age along with spoken or written language has significant benefits for deaf children.

Deaf and blind teenager wins positive role model award
A teenager who is deaf and blind has been honoured as a positive role model after he won an award at the National Diversity Awards.

Walthamstow Deaf Club given lifeline
There has now been some good news – the club will continue to meet in new premises starting in November with new management!

American Deaf school excluded from Taylor Swift concert, but gets cash instead
Sponsors of competition decide not to let the internet pranksters win, but donate $10,000 dollars to the school’s music department, with $10,000 too from Taylor Swift.

Every week we feature Deaf news in British Sign Language (BSL) courtesy of our sponsor, Remark! To find out more about the company and the services they provide, just visit their website,

The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne. 

Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.

The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below: