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The Weekend Selection: The doing something about it edition

November 29, 2013


Here are the top five new blogposts from the last 7-days based on pageviews. Matt Dixon: Deaf people’s rights are simply being denied and I want to do something about it Stephanie McDermid: After success in my John Lewis subtitling campaign, I’m taking on LOVEFiLM. Join the fight! Deaf News: Seven deaf groups meet at […]

Teresa Garratty: “Touched for the 31st time” – my top 10 misheard song lyrics!

November 29, 2013


When you’re Deaf or hard of hearing, sometimes things that are similar get muddled up, but it’s not the end of the world – in fact, it’s often quite hilarious! For example, when I was a youngster I used to refer to the Pacific Ocean as the “specific” ocean – and that was before I […]

Deaf News: No jokes about bum notes please – Canadian orchestra to provide deaf visitors with vibrating chairs

November 29, 2013


A newly designed vibrating, audio-tactile device  chair will be offered to deaf members of the audience at the forthcoming Orchestra London Christmas Concert in Canada. The Emoti-Chair, which was developed in conjunction with Ryerson University’s Inclusive Media and Design Centre, works by picking up sounds with a microphone, running them through an amplifier and transforming them into […]

Vicki Galt: Two years ago, my Deaf son came home from football training in tears. Here’s what I did next

November 28, 2013


Two years ago, my Deaf son came home from his mainstream football training in tears. He had been at that club nearly a year and said that he didn’t know anyone, that they didn’t help him get involved and he never got picked for the team. I had done what I could with deaf awareness training […]

Deaf News: Who wants an iPhone on their ears? Apple go into hearing aid market

November 28, 2013


If you’ve got an iPhone, an iMac, a MacBook Pro, and an iPod, as some people, naming no names but quite possibly the Editor of this site, have, then you could be forgiven for thinking that you have enough Apple products already. But think again. Think what it’d be like to have a hearing aid […]

Deaf News: Ofcom set to approve first improved ‘text relay’ service

November 28, 2013


Ofcom today took a significant step towards improving telephone calls for disabled consumers by proposing to approve BT’s enhanced text relay service. Text relay is a vital service as it enables deaf people to communicate with others via the telephone. A relay assistant acts as an intermediary to convert speech to text and vice versa […]

Watch: Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ in American Sign Language!

November 27, 2013


You wait all year for some music videos in ASL, then two come along at once. A bit like buses! Today’s video is by the talented Deaf American director Jules Dameron, and as well as translating Adele’s hit into ASL what this video does brilliantly is add a great deal of meaning to it. It’s […]