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Meet: David Sindall, author of ‘After Alyson’ – and win a copy!

February 28, 2013

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A few weeks ago, a book turned up on my doormat, ready for review. After Alyson is about a man called Mark who goes out with a woman called Alyson. Part of the book is set in the future, part of it in the past. It’s incredibly readable, funny, and sometimes sad. Mark also happens […]

Deaf News: Prince Harry signs with Deaf children in Lesotho!

February 28, 2013

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Princess Diana always held a special place in the hearts of Deaf people in the UK because of her efforts to learn sign language, and it looks like this has rubbed off on Prince Harry, after he was filmed signing with children at a deaf school in Lesotho. Y’know, the naked photos in Vagas, dressing […]

Deaf News: CBeebies series to feature children’s poetry in sign language

February 27, 2013

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CBeebies has commissioned a brand new and groundbreaking series for the channel featuring poetry translated into British Sign Language, it was announced today. A co-commission with BBC Learning, Magic Hands (30×5) presents modern and classic poetry for children in a way that has never been seen before. Across the series, the Magic Hands presenting team […]

Ni Gallant: How deaf people can be let down when accessing medical treatment

February 27, 2013

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I have a deaf friend around the same age as me who recently discovered she was pregnant, although she is in a relationship she was very unsure about whether or not she wanted to keep the baby and in the end decided to have an abortion. She told me her story recently and I asked […]

Deaf News: Key Deaf community figures unite to begin campaign for BSL Act

February 26, 2013

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10 years ago this month, BSL was recognised by the government after a campaign that led to Deaf people marching on the streets of London. For some, that breakthrough was the end of the fight, but since then, many Deaf people have said that without rights in law, BSL recognition didn’t make as much difference […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Deaf footballer Daniel Ailey says abuse he experiences is ‘the same as racism’

February 26, 2013

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Extract: Daniel Ailey didn’t give up playing football when a badly broken leg left him on the sidelines for a year. He didn’t quit when a trial with Doncaster Rovers as a teenager ended in rejection. But Ailey, who is deaf and plays as a semi-professional for Potters Bar Town, in Hertfordshire, nearly walked away from […]

Deaf News: New York Times article argues signing volunteers abroad can “do harm as well as good”

February 25, 2013

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A New York Times article argues that volunteers who travel abroad using one form of sign language can affect the ability of locals to learn and use their own form of sign language. Do the benefits of helping people abroad outweigh the negatives? Read on and let us know. Extract: American Sign Language is rapidly […]