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Deaf News: Subtitles bill tabled and MP support grows but debate unlikely

June 25, 2015

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Yesterday. Labour MP Lilian Greenwood submited a new Private Members Bill to the House of Commons, backing a national campaign by Action on Hearing Loss to ensure the millions of people who rely on subtitles can equally access on demand television and film through new media services. The Communications Act 2003 amendment, which seeks to […]

Andy Palmer: How Deezer captions music on demand for beat-loving deaf people (PLUS reader offer!)

June 22, 2015

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If you’re one of those deaf people who enjoy a bit of music but struggle to hear the words clearly, music streaming app Deezer could be the answer you’ve been looking for. The Deezer app for smartphones now includes lyrics for a huge number of songs and could be the antidote for misheard lyrics or […]

Andy Palmer: Great Britain’s Deaf footballers deserve our admiration

June 12, 2015

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A line of six-year-old footballers sat on the side of the lush-green Letchworth Eagles pitch on a sunny early summer’s day. Their parents clutching camera phones; watching and waiting patiently. They were waiting to have their picture taken with Great Britain’s deaf football squad who were practicing corners in preparation for the European Championships that […]

Andy Palmer: Don’t reward your kids (for the best of reasons)

May 22, 2015

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Two weeks ago, I accompanied my son William, with my parents and friends, to the British Film Institute to see the very first screening of Dreaming of Peggy Lee, a short independent film that William, landed a lead role in. I had seen the film already but my heart began beat a little quicker as the […]

Andy Palmer: Why not negotiate a deaf discount on your mobile phone contract?

May 16, 2015

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At weekends, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com About a year or so ago, it was time for my Dad’s mobile phone contract renewal. He chose the smartphone he wanted (which was the same as […]

Review: The perfect comedy for a long weekend – Jean St Clair’s If I Don’t Lose, I’ll Lose!

May 4, 2015

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At weekends, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com When a deaf actress Mabel Morgan (Caroline Parker) is forced by her agent to lose weight to get a role, she is faced with a stark life […]

Andy Palmer: BSL interpreted events are vital (even if sometimes, no-one turns up)

April 27, 2015

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Deaf people were left frustrated in Ilford last week after no sign language interpreter was present at charity-organised hustings event. Although speech-to-text meant the questions from the audience and the responses from the politicians were shown on screen to be read, those who rely on BSL rather than English, felt excluded. And rightly so. The Ilford […]