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Linda Richards: Deaf Head Wood… and other ‘Deaf’ place names

November 30, 2012

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Recently I was going to Bentham, a place on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, some twenty miles east of Preston, UK. So, like many, I headed for Google and the AA Route Finder and spotted in the map a place near to where I was going called ‘Deaf Head Wood’. How interesting, or maybe even gruesome…? Had […]

Michael Uniacke: Fighting for your rights – a review of ‘The Third Brigade’

November 30, 2012

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French director Etienne de Clerck’s 2012 documentary The Third Brigade of Libya was compelling in the way it introduced the idea of deaf soldiers; or more accurately, a brigade of armed deaf rebels who took part in the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in Libya in 2011. On the face of it, the idea that […]

Helen Cherry: A Case for Remote Captioning in the NHS

November 29, 2012

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Poor Communication Hitting the Headlines “Careless”, “insincere” and “unclear” communication has fuelled a surge in complaints against the NHS in England claimed a a recent BBC headline (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20254108). As a bilateral hearing aid wearer since childhood and an NHS professional for over 20 years, I am the first to say this is sadly very much a problem, and […]

Donna Williams: Feel the music!

November 28, 2012

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On 23rd October, I went to a ‘Feel the Music’ concert, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at BBC Hoddinot Hall at the Wales Millennium Centre. It was held in conjunction with Music and the Deaf, and led by Dr Paul Whittaker OBE, founder and artistic director of same, and Andy Pidcock, creative […]

Angie Aspinall: The Moors Inn – a perfect ‘quiet’ pub in Yorkshire

November 28, 2012

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You know how people use the expression ‘a quiet country pub’? Well, I found one that was really was: The Moors Inn at Appleton-le- Moors in North Yorkshire! Carolyn, one of the current owners told me, “My Mum insisted on having it quiet – with no music – when she ran the pub and she likes […]

Read: ‘Do you see what I’m saying’ in the Independent

November 27, 2012

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Don’t miss this fantastic article in today’s Independent featuring sign language interpreter Rob Skinner and the issue of deaf access to the media. Extract: When Michael Bloomberg appeared during Hurricane Sandy last month, his sign language interpreter unwittingly stole his thunder. Lydia Callis translated the New York City mayor’s announcements using every muscle she possessed. […]

Poem: Martyn Brown’s ‘So Many Ways’

November 27, 2012

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SO MANY WAYS Paint me scenes I can steal from Chart me a course that won’t fade Sketch me shapes I can recognise Draw me the light and the shade Put me in the picture Confide in me by letter Persuade me with purple prose Liaise with me through lyrics Instruct me as one who […]