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

May 31, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]