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The Weekend Selection: The Noon, swoon and buffoon edition

June 29, 2013

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Here are the top five new blog posts from the previous 7 days, based on pageviews. Ian Noon: The impact of concentration fatigue on deaf children should be factored in “Ignore the little ******* inside you that tells you you can’t.” Meet actress Sophie Stone Institutional deafness? Archbishop, NO! Laura Newcombe: Lost in Translation – Whatever Happened to […]

Deaf News: Cyclists to carry Deaflympic Flame across Europe ahead of Sofia 2013

June 28, 2013

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A bicycle flame relay will be launched this Sunday (30th June) in Paris to raise awareness of deaf sports and the lack of safe cycle lanes for deaf cyclists ahead of next month’s Deaflympics. The flame relay will start at the venue of the first international deaf sports competition in 1924, one month ahead of […]

Ian Noon: The impact of concentration fatigue on deaf children should be factored in

June 28, 2013

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I went to a great conference today. It was riveting and I was hooked on pretty much every word. And then I got home and collapsed on the sofa. I’m not just tired, I’m shattered. I’ve had to turn my ears off to rest in silence and my eyes are burning. I’ve also had about […]

“Ignore the little ******* inside you that tells you you can’t.” Meet actress Sophie Stone

June 28, 2013

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I first met Sophie Stone on the set of the film Retreat. I had answered the call for extras (not being an actor myself) so I took a car load of friends to Brighton to join in the fun. The first person to greet us when we arrived was Sophie Stone dressed like she’d just […]

Could you be a Volunteer Captioning Ambassador for STAGETEXT?

June 28, 2013

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Are you a captioning fan who lives in London who would like to help more deaf, deafened and hard of hearing Londoners to experience theatre captioning? STAGETEXT (a supporter of this site) are aiming to reach more people and we are looking for volunteers to make it happen! There are over a million deaf deafened […]

How Deaf footballer Jacob Willis went from paralysis to the Great Britain Deaf team

June 27, 2013

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This article was originally published on the Fulham Deaf FC website, and is republished here by kind permission. When Fulham Deaf FC (FDFC) player Jacob Willis made his debut for the Great Britain Deaf team last weekend against France, it was a special moment. Just over 18 months ago, Jacob developed severe Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) - a […]

Meet: Heidi Koivisto, one of the organisers of the Sign Circle camping festival – and book your ticket!

June 27, 2013

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This year’s Sign Circle camping festival will be held in Longridge, Lancashire from Friday 26th to Monday 29th July 2013. Here, organiser Heidi Koivisto tells us what to expect… What is Sign Circle? Sign Circle is the UK’s biggest BSL outdoor event! It is a camping festival for BSL people. It was first set up in […]