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Gerry Hughes becomes first British Deaf person to sail around the world
Having achieved his goal, Gerry is now sailing home to Scotland, with hundreds of Deaf people expected to welcome him back, travelling to meet him from across the UK.
Indian Deaf cricket team refused flight because of deafness
The team were told by the airline that ‘company policy’ meant they could not board the flight, with the pilot refusing to take them for “safety reasons.” The decision meant that a welcoming committee waiting for them at their destination, including sponsors, were left waiting.
Drug addicts burgle home of deaf woman – then use her phone to book taxi
Having collected their swag, they then used her home phone to book a taxi to pick them up at 5.45am in the morning. Neighbours saw them waiting outside the house, and phoned the police, but the pair escaped in the taxi before the police arrived.
Ghana introduces sign language interpreters in hospitals
Ghana’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has decided to work with the Ministry of Health to provide interpreters at hospitals across the country. Additionally, sign language studies are set to be introduced into the curriculum for people training to work in healthcare.
American Deaf couple accused of death of their baby
It has been reported that the baby’s father confessed to beating her when she would not stop crying. According to police records, both parents had been drinking on the night of the incident.
85 percent of Deaf consumers prefer using a solicitor who can sign
Rob Wilks, Head of RAD Deaf Law Centre, said: “the statistics prove that specialist legal advice from a solicitor who uses BSL is vital in order for Deaf people to be able to fully understand what can be very complex legal language”.
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