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Charlie Swinbourne: “Did Adnan do it?” How Deaf people can follow Serial, the murder case podcast the world is talking about

November 27, 2014

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About a month ago, I started to see articles popping up online and in print about a podcast called Serial, which was being described as a real game-changer in terms of what a podcast could be. It’s also broken all kinds of records on iTunes. Podcasts typically feature discussions on various subjects – a bit like […]

Do Deaf people communicate better than hearing people? Meet Bruno Kahne, who teaches hearing people Deaf communication skills

November 23, 2014

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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 emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Bruno Kahne has worked for the last 15 years as an auditor, trainer and consultant for companies in fields as varied as the nuclear, food […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community. The concept of people being linked by something they see as being inextricably negative is ridiculous to them. A typical response goes like this one from a commenter on an article I wrote […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of deaf people!

November 1, 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 July 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com After our article ‘The 10 annoying habits of hearing people’ broke all records on this site, a number of people […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of hearing people

October 25, 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 May 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Hearing people, eh? You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. Of course, the term ‘hearing people’ […]

Charlie Swinbourne: “Even on the earliest footage, you can see what they’re signing.” The BDA’s incredible archive films of the Deaf community through the years

September 30, 2014

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Last Thursday, I had the privilege of spending several hours in a Church in central Leeds watching the BDA’s archive films of the Deaf community through the years. Many of the films showed Deaf people looking posh and dressed up (far smarter than I’ve ever looked!) at official functions. There was also footage from days […]

A complaint letter from a Deaf mother of a severely disabled girl to HMRC – and how you can access their services in sign language

September 29, 2014

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Recently, we received a copy of a letter from a Deaf mother to HMRC which made for difficult reading. Melanie Morris’s letter, which we have published extracts from below, explains how her child tax credits were stopped and her struggle to get payments started again. After the tax credits were stopped, Melanie faced a delay […]