This site now stands on the cusp of a million views. So without further ado, here are our ten most-read articles of all time. Read and enjoy!
Donna’s article clearly struck a chord, and told us what sign language interpreters have to put up with at the same time. It now has 90 comments, and many of our readers’ contributions (some from interpreters themselves) are hilarious. Check them out!
Many of these things really happened to our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne.
You’ll have to guess which…
The are stories we don’t want to tell on this site, and this was one of them, for obvious reasons.
The number of views for our news article about the tragic death of Vitalis Katakinas reflected the shock people felt at the news, and the sadness they felt at his tragic loss. RIP.
This fascinating interview with a hearing man who teaches other hearing people to communicate like deaf people opened many people’s eyes to what deaf people are capable of.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned here on the chicken, it’s that our readers love lists. This was the first of our ‘top tens’ and it went viral.
Check it out. And don’t say any of them.
This is the most recent addition to our top ten. Levin’s article has since sparked an online (and Twitter) debate about the terms we use to describe ourselves. Why not read it and join the debate?
This one was a surprise hit. As we soon found out from the responses, a lot of deaf people felt just like writer Ian Noon did – but no-one had written about it yet.
This shocking story highlighted the knock-on effect of access issues in the NHS, with a son forced to tell his father the very worst of news – before he’d even had the chance to process it himself.
Well done to our Deputy Editor, Andy Palmer, for his hard work on this story.
We said our readers love top tens didn’t we? And you loved this one, even if, technically, we were telling you what was annoying about, well, er, you.
This article’s had three times as many views as any other on this site, perhaps because it pokes fun at the majority – hearing folk.
It was all good old fashioned fun though, honest…
The Limping Chicken’s supporters provide: sign language interpreting and communications support (Deaf Umbrella), captioning and speech-to-text services (121 Captions), online BSL learning and teaching materials (Signworld), theatre captioning (STAGETEXT), Remote Captioning (Bee Communications), visual theatre with BSL (Krazy Kat) , healthcare support for Deaf people (SignHealth), theatre from a Deaf perspective (Deafinitely Theatre ), specialist lipspeaking support (Lipspeaker UK), Deaf television programmes online (SDHH), language and learning (Sign Solutions), BSL interpreting and communication services (Lexicon Signstream), sign language and Red Dot online video interpreting (Action Deafness Communications) education for Deaf children (Hamilton Lodge School in Brighton), and legal advice for Deaf people (RAD Deaf Law Centre).
The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne. Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.
The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below:
- Signature: Leading awarding body for BSL qualifications
- Ai-Media: Remote captioning. Find out about 6 awesome accessibility apps!
- Bellman & Symfon: home alerting solutions
- Deaf Umbrella: sign language interpreting and communications support
- Eyewitness Media: TV and film from a Deaf perspective
- Appa: Communication services for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people
- SignLive: Online video interpreting for Deaf people
- SignVideo: Instant BSL video interpreting online
- 121 Captions: captioning and speech-to-text services
- The National Theatre: Captioned and BSL accessible theatre in London
- Doncaster School for the Deaf: education for Deaf children
- Signworld: Learn BSL online!
- Action Deafness Communications: sign language and Red Dot online video interpreting
- BSLcourses.co.uk: Provider of online BSL courses
- Association of Notetaking Professionals: The professional body representing Electronic and Manual Notetakers
- Sign Solutions: communication support, training and translation
- InterpretersLive: On demand BSL video interpretation
- Hamilton Lodge School in Brighton: education for Deaf children
- Lipspeaker UK: specialist lipspeaking support
- Ozen: Australian hearing aid specialists
- Elmfield School, Bristol: Inclusive education for Deaf pupils
- deafPLUS: BSL advice helpline
- Exeter Deaf Academy: education for Deaf children
- Royal Shakespeare Company: Captioned and BSL interpreted performances (see dates here)
- Royal School for the Deaf, Derby: Residential education for deaf children
- RAD Tax Advice: Tax and Tax Credit info for Deaf people
- Performance Interpreting: BSL interpreting at concerts
- National Deaf Children's Society: The leading charity for deaf children
- Signed Culture: Advocating for BSL access to arts and culture
- SignHealth: healthcare charity for Deaf people
- CJ Interpreting: communication support in BSL
- British Society for Mental Health and Deafness: Promoting positive mental health for deaf people