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Phoebe Tay: The lessons I learnt from Ceilidh O’Sullivan’s work with Deaf children in Uganda

January 31, 2014

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It all started with an e-mail in 2009. Ceilidh had finished high school. She was working as a teacher aide with Deaf kids in her primary school in Bundaberg. Ceilidh had taken a keen interest in visiting Uganda after a friend of hers came back from a trip there. After doing some research on Deaf […]

Sarah Playforth: What makes the best holiday for a deaf woman who needs a rest?

January 31, 2014

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What makes the best holiday for a deaf woman who needs a rest? Definitely my Turkish gulet trip with sailing, walking and swimming and easy communication! During my 60th year, I decided I would treat myself to three different trips away. What to do? Barcelona for a long weekend with my daughters? Lovely company and conversation, […]

John Smith: Why Deaf clubs matter (and what they give you that Deaf Pub events can’t) (BSL)

January 30, 2014

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Here is a video blog from Deaf comedian and actor John Smith, in BSL, with a  transcript in English below. Transcript: Years ago, lots of Deaf people went to the Deaf club. There, they did sports, football, darts, different activities. Then ‘Deaf Pub’ meet-ups started. That was fine. It was lovely for people to meet and […]

Laura’s pregnancy diary: No, my boyfriend won’t be making all the phone calls

January 30, 2014

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Laura Hignett is deaf and pregnant. For the next few months, Laura will be sharing her diary entries and her experiences with us as she prepares for the birth of her first child . This week, Laura talks about booking ante-natal appointments.  14 Weeks to go Last week I wrote about my experience of going […]

Erika Levi: “I found myself understanding them, and their dreams.” Discovering the Deaf World in Mexico

January 29, 2014

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Exiting the airport, I breathed in and was struck at how the air smelt so strangely like Indonesia where I was born. The smog. Despite of this, I smiled, I liked the imperfections and was excited to enter a new different culture. Mexican culture. Sitting in a taxi, with a bag wedged between Simon and […]

Richard Turner: My discovery of access and human rights

January 29, 2014

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I never really thought about human rights issues or equality before I lost my hearing. I didn’t think these issues affected me personally. My life then revolved around making money, watching football, going to the pub and socialising with my friends and family. But then I lost most of my hearing and my whole life […]

US Deaf News : Deaf students win $25,000 grant to develop sign-to-text device

January 29, 2014

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A group of deaf students have been awarded a $25,000 grant to help them create a device which will translate signs into words and sentences. The money will be used to develop the product for the next five years, including expanding a sign language database with up to 20,000 signs. Winning the grant means Ryan […]