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Watch: Charlie takes part in the Tea Bag Challenge!

September 11, 2014


After Andy Palmer’s article this morning, our Editor Charlie Swinbourne has taken the Tea Bag Challenge. Watch his efforts below! Charlie’s donating £3 to the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society). All you have to do is text Donate to 70755 right after that tea bag eventually lands in the cup!

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 reasons why swimming is a great sport for deaf people

September 9, 2014


A few minutes ago, we posted the news that the NDCS has received £160,000 funding from Sport England to run a project to include young deaf people in inclusive swimming programmes. Which gives me a great reason to write this article. I love swimming, and recently, I’ve rediscovered it. Swimming was a big part of my […]

Video: It’s National Lipreading Awareness Week. So why not take Charlie’s lipreading test?

September 8, 2014


It’s National Lipreading Awareness Week, so why not test out your skills? Here’s a video our Editor Charlie Swinbourne made back in 2011 for the BBC’s Ouch website. You can read the article that accompanied it by clicking here. Good luck! To find details of lipreading classes or for help with any other hearing loss […]

Edinburgh Fringe Review: “Humour can bring Deaf culture into the mainstream.” Charlie Swinbourne reviews ‘Speech Sucks: The Future Signs’

August 22, 2014


The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe is a strand which gives university lecturers the chance to debate the subjects they research in a humorous and audience-friendly way. One year ago, in an event called Send the Deaf to Orkney, Professor Graham Turner (Chair of Interpretation and Translation Studies at Heriot Watt university) […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 annoying things about going on holiday when you’re deaf

August 19, 2014


Holidays. You work yourself to the bone (or merely to the beak in the Chicken’s case) all year round and your reward is two weeks away from home when you get to relax, unwind, switch off, and enjoy yourself. I’ve just come back from two weeks in Scotland and don’t get me wrong, I had an […]

“It’s amazing to find out that someone has gone back to the theatre after a 10 year absence.” Meet outgoing STAGETEXT CEO, Tabitha Allum

August 14, 2014


After ten years leading STAGETEXT, the charity that work to provide access to theatre and the arts through captioning and speech-to-text, their Chief Executive Tabitha Allum is moving on. Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne, who worked for the charity for one year, interviewed her about her experiences and the legacy she leaves behind. How did you […]

Exclusive: “I should have just kicked her off.” Investigation launched into Train Manager’s alleged angry tirade at Deaf woman

July 23, 2014


Virgin Trains are investigating an incident in which a Train Manager allegedly subjected a Deaf woman to a angry tirade which horrified other passengers. Michelle Quayle boarded a train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday morning. She was sitting in her seat reading a book when the Train Manager got her attention by waving his hand in front […]