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Watch: Subtitled interview with sadly missed actor and CODA, Richard Griffiths

May 31, 2013

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This interview was originally shown at Deaffest, the UK’s top deaf film festival. Richard Griffiths died in March 2013, was the son of deaf parents, world-famous actor and patron of Deaffest. In this wide-ranging interview, he talks about his life, his parents and has wise words for aspiring deaf film makers. Exclusive Video: Interview with […]

New subtitle boob wiki-collection

May 31, 2013

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The popular pursuit of making comedy from subtitle mistakes has spread to the Guardian’s Witness website where a new section has been devoted to the craze. A couple of weeks ago, Buzzfeed listed their own collection of subtitle fails and that added to the long running Page 888 Twitter account that regularly points out errors. There […]

Angie Aspinall: To boldly go… for the last time

May 31, 2013

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Last week, I went to the cinema as my husband wanted to see the new Star Trek film. What a mistake that turned out to be. Not that there was anything wrong with the film – the storyline, acting and special effects were all fine – the problem for me was the massive fluctuation in […]

“I never expected to win an award!” Meet: Susanne Rees – who runs iDID Adventure

May 30, 2013

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How deaf are you and do you use BSL? I am profoundly deaf due to surgery and meningitis and have no natural hearing. Since losing my hearing, I have learned BSL and am now involved in the deaf community. It was a really scary time being caught between the deaf and hearing worlds but one […]

The Secret Deafie: I pay my subscriptions but I’m forced to get my subtitles the illegal way.

May 29, 2013

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I have an access need that requires me to break the law. My issue is about subtitled programmes in the UK. I am one of those people who have paid the top dollar for access to high quality programmes with subtitles. My subscription to Sky comes to nearly £100 per month. It might be expensive […]

Visit: MerseySign Culture Weekend in Liverpool!

May 29, 2013

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By Barry Avison, organiser Why are we planning a Deaf culture festival in Liverpool? Well, there has always been an undercurrent of culture in Liverpool. There is a festival of some sort happening almost weekly. One famous one is the Matthew Street Festival, others include Biennial (avant-garde visual arts), Homotopia and so on. Maybe it’s […]

Deaf News: Implant found in Oklahoma rubble means Chinese deaf girl gets operation

May 28, 2013

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In the second deaf related story arising from the devastating Oklahoma Tornado, the Mail Online reports that an adopted Chinese deaf orphan will now have a cochlear implant operation after the implant was found in the rubble of a destroyed hospital. Nurses had to pick through the rubble to find the equipment, worth $30,000. Read […]