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10 clips of footballers using ‘sign language’ – starring Bale, Neymar, Fergie and Joey Barton

February 7, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Forms of what could be deemed ‘sign language’ – or at least visual communication – are wide-spread in world football. With the dazzling mix of nationalities and […]

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

January 30, 2015

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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 whole range of topics to do with deafness. Occassionally, I’d show film clips by some of the UK’s fantastic deaf filmmakers during training sessions to illustrate important points. Why? Because […]

How many do you know? 15 amazing deaf sports stars!

January 24, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com On Sunday, Derrick Coleman became the first deaf American Footballer to win the SuperBowl. Let’s take a look at him and some other well known (and some […]

Review: Listen, Even When Your Heart is Crying, a documentary about parents of Deaf children

January 16, 2015

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Grief is a taboo subject in family groups. It is not a popular topic of conversation; but here grief gets explored and, in the context of this documentary, grief is not caused by the death of a loved one. Everyone is still alive. This is about the grief parents of deaf children may experience upon […]

Review: The perfect comedy for the Christmas break – Jean St Clair’s If I Don’t Lose, I’ll Lose!

December 27, 2014

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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 choice. Stay fat and unemployed or lose weight and keep a hearing and thinner actress from getting the role. If I don’t lose, I’ll lose is actress-turned-director Jean […]

Andy Palmer: With SignHealth’s research, Deaf people can campaign for better healthcare. Will anyone listen?

December 1, 2014

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Sign Health, the charity that focuses improving health outcomes for deaf people that use sign language, came along to the Cambridgeshire Deaf Association last week to talk about their Sick Of It report’s national tour.  For those who don’t know, the Sick Of It report is the first piece of commissioned research in the world that […]

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 […]