Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2014«

Review: The play ‘Threepenny Opera’ by Graeae Theatre Company

February 28, 2014


Graeae Theatre Company do not like to make life easy for themselves. This latest offering, Three Penny Opera, is their own interpretation of an English adaptation of a German translation of the English ‘Beggar’s Opera’. Clearly, the script has already been through the mill a few times.  Can it possibly still be fresh and relevant? […]

Laura’s Pregnancy Diary: My texting midwife leaves my GP in the 1950’s

February 28, 2014


Laura Hignett is deaf and pregnant. She is sharing her diary entries with us as she prepares for the birth of her first child. This week, Laura talks about ignorant GPs and her texting midwife 9 weeks to go This week I had another antenatal appointment in the hospital and had to go by myself […]

Ni Gallant: To speak or sign at university – my dilemma

February 27, 2014


So recently I’ve been debating with myself over what I like to term the ‘to speak or not to speak’ issue. It started with frustration over my progressive deafness and having ‘good speech’ which makes it inevitable that when meeting people for the first time they don’t immediately realise that I’m Deaf. They also don’t […]

Deaf News: Deaflympics star killed in Ukraine

February 26, 2014


It has been reported that a Deaflympics Judo star has been killed in the recent fighting in the Ukraine. has posted a news story which says Dmitry Maximov, who won silver and bronze at the games in Sofia last summer, was killed after being hit by a grenade in fighting on 18th February. Their […]

Amanda Everitt: Can online sign language courses match classes in the real world?

February 26, 2014


Online sign language learning has been around for a while. There is a stockpile of online courses teaching sign language around the world. Just hit Google and there’s courses for adults, like SignWorld (a supporter of this site) and Family Sign Language here in the UK. There’s them Baby Sign language classes. I am not going to […]

Deaf News: Action on Hearing Loss CEO posts video urgently asking supporters to bridge £2.5 million shortfall in funds

February 26, 2014


The CEO of Action on Hearing Loss, Paul Breckell, has posted a video urgently asking the charity’s supporters to bridge a potential £2.5 million shortfall in the charity’s funds. The reason for the shortfall, Breckell tells us in the video,  is a reduction in the money that people have left the charity in their wills […]

Deaf Sports News: England deaf futsal team won’t be going to European Championships after going out at qualifying stage

February 25, 2014


England’s Deaf Futsal team won’t be traveling to the European Championships in Bulgaria. They narrowly missed out on qualification after losing 7-5 to France in their final qualifier after beating Norway and losing against Russia. Despite the fact that England won’t be at the European Championships, England head coach, Paul Harrison, was upbeat. Harrison said to […]