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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 […]

Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

April 18, 2015

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At weekends and bank holidays, 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 In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a […]

Father claims 13-year old deaf girl was forced to leave local football club after being isolated

March 31, 2015

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The father of a 13-year old deaf girl from Leicester has claimed that she was forced to leave her football club after being left isolated by club officials and players. Nick Ashford says that he felt “heart broken” watching his daughter struggle to understand what she was being asked to do and eventually being ignored by her […]

Andy Palmer: Nine deaf equipment buying tips

March 27, 2015

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In my last job, I used to be involved in the selling of equipment for deaf people. Here’s what I learned! 1. Find out if you can get it for free first If you think you might need some equipment at home to alert to the door or smoke alarm, or hear the TV, before […]