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Charlie Swinbourne: 6 things to consider before joining a money-making scheme (BSL)

July 24, 2015


Transcript: I’m making this video to encourage people to be careful about joining money-making schemes which are appearing out there, some of which might give people the impression they can get rich quickly. To watch Charlie signing his article, click play below, or scroll down to continue in English! I remember the Heart scheme, [which was […]

“I feel liberated.” Deaf musician Paul Whittaker on depression, sexuality, and leaving charity Music and the Deaf

July 7, 2015


Deaf musician Paul Whittaker is a man with a lot to talk about. He communicates so rapidly and enthusiastically, about a variety of subjects, that it takes him over an hour to start eating the chocolate shortcake he’s ordered in the cafe where we meet. Paul comes across as one of the most self-assured people […]

Watch: Brand-new documentary Found, about Deaf identity, online NOW

June 18, 2015


In the last few minutes, the new documentary Found, produced and directed by Charlie Swinbourne, this site’s Editor, has started being shown on the Community Channel here in the UK. Found tells three Deaf people’s stories of how they found the Deaf world for the first time, and how they went on to develop their […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The chance meeting that inspired me to make my documentary Found, about Deaf identity (BSL)

June 18, 2015


We all have moments in our lives when something happens that – like a fork in the road, sends us on a different path. A day that changed my life was the day I started talking to two complete strangers in London, almost exactly ten years ago. To watch Charlie signing his article, click play below, […]

Transcript: BBC Radio London interviews Charlie Swinbourne on the boy asked to remove his hearing aids for school photo

June 12, 2015


Our editor Charlie Swinbourne appeared on BBC Radio London’s Drivetime show yesterday to talk about the story of the deaf boy who was asked to remove his hearing aids so that he looked ‘smart’ for his school photograph. Charlie was interviewed by presenter Eddie Nestor. You can hear it by clicking here (starting from 1 […]

Watch: The behind the scenes film for Charlie Swinbourne’s documentary, Found

June 10, 2015


Some of you may know that the Editor of this site, Charlie Swinbourne, has made a new documentary called Found. In the programme, three Deaf people tell their stories of the day they found the Deaf world and with it, their Deaf identity. Today, the behind the scenes film, made by Fifi Garfield, has been released […]

Watch: Award-winning short film The Kiss – do deaf people kiss differently?

May 25, 2015


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 After premiering at last year’s Bradford International Film Festival and then being shown around the world at Deaf and disability festivals, short film The […]