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Deaf News: New sign language restaurant opens

July 31, 2014

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CTV News in Toronto are reporting that a new restaurant has opened called Signs. Signs will be staffed mainly by deaf sign language users and as well as food, customers will also get an education in American Sign Language. The restaurant’s owner, Anjan Manikumar, says his establishment will likely introduce many people to some of […]

Exclusive: The 3 candidates for BDA Chair answer our questions in their BSL videos

July 30, 2014

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Recently, we posted an article telling our readers in brief about the three candidates for BDA Chair – Agnes Dyab, Terry Riley and Sylvia Simmonds. Prompted by a comment from Linda Richards on that article, we decided to ask the candidates to answer five questions in BSL so that the BDA members can compare their responses before they make […]

Transcripts – BDA Chair responses

July 30, 2014

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Both Terry Riley and Sylvia Simmonds’s transcripts can be read on this page. Terry Riley: 1. What do you think the BDA currently does well? Campaigning For Improved quality of life on behalf of the deaf community by having regular meetings with * UK Government and Opposition * All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness * […]

Meet: Alex and Guy Orlov, who have set up cSeeker, an online communication support service

July 30, 2014

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The newest supporter of this site is cSeeker, which is a new company run by two Deaf brothers, Guy and Alex Orlov. Here they tell us all about themselves and their new venture. Tell me about you both? We are two Deaf brothers in our 30s, from London and Leeds. We were born in Moscow, […]

Vicky Pannell: Why I’ve helped two Gambian Sign Language Interpreters to attend ASLI’s conference in September

July 30, 2014

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Over the past few weeks, I have been involved in trying to arrange for two Gambian Sign Language Interpreters to come to the UK in September for the ASLI conference. So, how did I – a BSL interpreter based in London, suddenly find myself negotiating the red tape and dealing with the logistical nightmare of […]

Ted Evans: Come along to Shuffle Festival on Sunday and watch Together, a forgotten classic about two Deaf men

July 29, 2014

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Naturally I’m always interested when deaf people are portrayed in films, I personally seek them out for my development project where I am looking at the portrayal of deaf characters in film and how sign language is captured. So if I hear I about a certain film, I have to see it and that is […]

Exclusive: Deaf woman says she was “humiliated” on bus as driver allegedly insists she can hear phone

July 28, 2014

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Just a week after we reported how a Deaf woman in Manchester was allegedly subjected to an angry tirade from a Train Manager, a deaf woman from Oxford has tweeted about what she describes as a “humiliating” experience on a bus to Oxford earlier today. Sarah Chapman, an Information Specialist who has recently researched why people […]