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

June 18, 2015

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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 tonight’s TV documentary Found, about Deaf identity (BSL)

June 18, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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 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 […]

“Sometimes I say ‘comma’ when I’m talking to my friends.” The day Charlie met Ai-Media’s live captioners

May 22, 2015

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Ai-Media have been one of this site’s longest-serving supporters, and on Wednesday, intrigued by how live captions are provided, I visited their team to meet them and find out how it all works. The company are based in a light, airy building only a few minutes from London’s Waterloo station. Soon after I arrived, they were […]

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

May 18, 2015

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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 Kiss is now online, after being shown at Deaffest last weekend. The film, which features a very strange kiss indeed, was written and directed by this site’s Editor, Charlie Swinbourne, and […]