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Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to record a podcast when you’re deaf

January 27, 2015

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I first got to know Simon Minty and Steve Best – the chaps behind the Abnormally Funny People comedy show – a few years ago. When I worked at Soho Theatre in London, part of my job was booking a sign language interpreter or palantypist to make their show accessible to deaf people in the audience. All […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Why you should watch the brand-new Deaf sitcom, Small World

January 23, 2015

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Before Christmas, I had the pleasure of watching a very new kind of Deaf programme being created – a Deaf sitcom, performed entirely in BSL, called Small World. You could say Small World is like a Deaf version of the TV comedy Friends, a snappy, punchy comedy about a group of people around the same […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 12 tips to ensure deaf people aren’t left out at Christmas!

December 20, 2014

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Christmas is a special time of year, but for deaf people, it can also be a tricky time, because we often find ourselves with people who are not very deaf aware. I still remember one Christmas when my brother’s deaf friend asked if he could drive over to our house for a few hours on Christmas Day – […]

Access to Work report criticises government for “threatening the employability” of Deaf people (BSL)

December 19, 2014

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The Work and Pensions Committee’s Access to Work report, published today, has heavily criticised the government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for changes to how the scheme has been run. You can read the full report here, and there is also a BSL summary now online, which you can see by clicking here. The […]

“I don’t want to lose what I learned when I was deaf.” A conversation with Bella Bathurst, author

December 14, 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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Seven years ago, I read an article in the Observer by author Bella Bathurst, which was titled ‘How I learned to love my silent world.’ In the […]

Meet: Geraldine Rooney, who defied the odds (and her lecturer) to become a deaf nurse

December 10, 2014

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Last year, Geraldine Rooney hit the headlines when she achieved her dream of becoming a nurse twenty years after being told it wouldn’t be possible. Below is an extract from that article, and our interview with her about her life and career. Extract: A mum-of-three who was told her deafness would make it impossible for […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Things that only happen to deaf people

November 29, 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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Whether you’re a signer, a lipreader, a hearing aid wearer or a cochlear implant user, or maybe a bit of each of those (and some other things […]