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Deaf News: Sky TV source indicates online subtitles could be on the way

May 30, 2014

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Members of the subtitle campaign group Love Subtitles have been contacted by Sky TV and been given an indication that subtitles will be added to online and on demand content sooner rather than later. While no firm details can be revealed yet, a member of the group said that a source from Sky had been […]

Nick Sturley: 10 gripes that people with Usher syndrome share

May 30, 2014

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Having Usher syndrome there is never a single day that goes without a gripe or two when we would say: “Oh, give me a break!” to those who aren’t fully aware of our circumstances. I wrote the ten things people with Usher syndrome like about having Usher syndrome back in February. This is the light-hearted […]

Deaf News: Subtitle protestors have Sky TV in their sights

May 29, 2014

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Following Love Film / Amazon’s commitment to subtitling their online video content, subtitle campaigners are turning their attention to Sky TV once again. Sky TV will be the only remaining provider out of the big three in the UK, including Netflix, not to provide subtitles on their online or on demand content. Netflix have provided […]

Robert Nieuwenhuijs: How keeping busy helped me cope with suddenly losing my hearing and balance

May 29, 2014

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I woke up one morning last summer with my head spinning. I hadn’t drunk too much the night before, it was for no apparent reason. Every time I moved my head I would vomit as the room would spin and bounce around like I was being knocked about on a trampoline. I could barely walk and […]

Deaf News: Lancashire Deaf Rights Group meet their local MP after lobbying him in Parliament

May 28, 2014

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The members of the Lancashire Deaf Rights Group have met their local MP, Mark Hendrick (Preston) and the Leader of the Lancashire County Council, CCllr Jennifer Mein, to discuss deaf rights in Lancashire. The meeting was set up after local campaigners Colin Singh and Lesley Davidson lobbied the MP in Parliament back in March. The […]

Teresa Garratty: What it felt like to win the Ben Steiner bursary at Deaffest 2014!

May 28, 2014

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This month I was lucky enough to win something called The Ben Steiner Bursary, which gives deaf film-makers an opportunity to make a short film. When I won the bursary, a lot people kept asking me how I felt and it was very hard to explain. My go-to response was to stand there like a […]

Deaf News: Deaf football team concede 127 goals – after referees refuse to use flags instead of whistles

May 27, 2014

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The Mirror has reported how a Deaf football team lost all but one of their fixtures last season and conceded 127 goals – after not being able to hear the referees whistle during matches. Extract: A deaf football team ended a season on minus six points – because they could not hear the referee’s whistle. […]