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Andy Palmer: 7 ways to keep sign language learning fresh in your memory

November 18, 2014

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The way the brain works means that the less you do something, the less good you are at it. Sign Language is no exception. Unless you can find ways to keep practicing once you’re done with the lessons, you can look forward to a lifetime of saying ‘my signing is not good’ when you meet […]

“I had to tell my dad he was going to die, because he wasn’t given a sign language interpreter”

November 15, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from April 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Matt Dixon is the only hearing person in his family. His parents, along with his brother Simon and sister Rebecca […]

“This film is a big deal.” Ted Evans on The Tribe, the deaf film that is breaking into the mainstream

November 12, 2014

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Deaf filmmaker Ted Evans says that Ukrainian film ‘The Tribe,’ which has taken the world’s film festivals by storm, is a game changer for deaf cinema. The Tribe, which is acted entirely in Ukrainian sign language and has no subtitles, has won the First Feature Award at the BFI Awards, the Feature Film Award at the […]

Five recent technological advances that are changing deaf people’s lives

October 29, 2014

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1. Next generation text relay Once the mainstay of communication for deaf people, Text Relay or Type Talk, as it used to be known, was being ever more replaced by email, texting, skype or video relay service. Now Text Relay is on the rise again after months of delays and years of decline with a […]

Deaf News: Leaders of campaign to stop changes to Access to Work reveal their true identities

October 2, 2014

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The leaders of the grass-roots campaign against changes to Access to Work for deaf workers have revealed their true identities. The campaign and petition was set up by Emily Smith, a pseudonym, and the campaign established a petition that went on to amass almost 6000 signatures. After starting their campaign, a petition was set up in late 2013 and then […]

UKCOD’s Jim Edwards explains their aim to find a ‘common purpose’ for deaf organisations

September 23, 2014

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The Chairman of UKCOD, the umbrella body for deaf organisations in the UK has said that a lack of progress by deaf organisations compared with organisations representing other groups is the motivation behind an aim to develop a ‘common purpose’ for the sector. Jim Edwards faced criticism from some deaf people over the plans when they were revealed […]

Andy Palmer: Forget the ice bucket challenge. Do the Tea Bag Challenge for the NDCS!

September 11, 2014

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Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s SO yesterday. Things have moved on with a brand new challenge that anyone can try, while keeping dry and avoiding neck injuries. Yes, instead of pouring ice cold water over yourself, why not simply throw a tea bag into some hot water? I am, of course, talking about the Tea Bag […]