Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2014«

Deaf News: Ofcom study reveals average 5.6 second delay in live subtitles – nearly DOUBLE recommended delay

April 30, 2014

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Ofcom today published its first report on the quality of live TV subtitles provided by broadcasters in the UK, looking at the accuracy, speed and latency (delay between speech and the subtitle appearing) of live subtitles. Subtitles are used by over a million people with hearing impairments to watch TV. Addressing concerns from viewers, Ofcom […]

Deaf News: Limping Chicken blogger highly commended at UK Blog Awards for blogs on her hearing loss

April 30, 2014

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We’re pleased to report that Angie Aspinall, who has written a number of blogs for us about her experience of hearing loss, has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the UK Blog Awards 2014 for her blogs for The Limping Chicken! Congratulations Angie!  Here, she tells us about the experience: The UK Blog Awards 2014 are the first of […]

Liam O’Dell: Keeping myself safe from sound while playing my drums

April 30, 2014

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OK, so drums aren’t really the quietest musical instrument out there, which means that for a deaf person like myself, hearing protection is all the more important. But at the same time, the protection methods I use (basically earplugs and closed headphones) shouldn’t be so protective that I don’t hear anything at all. It’s annoying […]

Who cares about deaf students in higher education? A notetaker’s (anonymous) perspective

April 29, 2014

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Below is an anonymous article by a notetaker who works with deaf students in higher education. Sometimes, stuck between a tutor and interpreters who really don’t seem to care, I have to ask myself if I am the only person who cares about a deaf student’s education. Sometimes the students don’t seem to care themselves. […]

Deaf News: Deaf people and sign language interpreters must work together to save their jobs, says BDA’s David Buxton

April 29, 2014

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David Buxton, the Chief Executive of the British Deaf Association (BDA), says that sign language interpreters and agencies may be asked to reduce their rates in order to save the jobs of deaf people that rely on Access to Work. Speaking ahead of crucial meetings in May, Mr Buxton said that a range of tactics […]

Mike Hawthorne: Running the London Marathon – my story!

April 28, 2014

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Here’s my account of running the London Marathon… My good friend Toro Manca and I arrived at Greenwich Park about 8.30am to meet the Sense runners for photographs but we were five minutes late so never mind! We met other friends there – Deborah and James Lawerence and their daughter Andrea & her partner Christopher. […]

Deaf News: Last remaining purpose built deaf church to close

April 28, 2014

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BBC Ouch is reporting that the UK’s only remaining Deaf Church is to be sold. The congregation at St Saviours in London, which has been providing a place of worship for deaf people since 1870, has dwindled while other more modern deaf churches cater for younger worshippers. Extract: The St Saviour’s foundation cornerstone was laid […]