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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

April 19, 2015

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At weekends, 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 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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: My friend’s experience taught me how hospitals are hard places to hear in

April 9, 2015

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It all happened in the blink of an eye. A friend of mine came to stay with us two weeks ago, along with his wife and daughter. He arrived in at 2.30pm, and by 4.30pm, we were on our way to hospital. A few moments earlier, he was walking through a tunnel under a bridge when he playfully jumped up […]

“I am a different Gerry now to when I left.” Interview with Deaf round-the-world sailor Gerry Hughes

April 5, 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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Before interviewing Gerry Hughes, I call him up on FaceTime and his wife Kay answers. Kay tells me how pleased she is that he is […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 10 things hearing people should know about deaf people

April 3, 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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com 1. One in six people are deaf, according to the stats This means that around 10 million people in the UK have some level of […]

The Question: Can relationships between deaf and hearing people work? (BSL)

February 26, 2015

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I grew up in a Deaf family, and since I was young, I’ve met deaf people who are in relationships with other deaf people, and deaf people who are in relationships with hearing people. I’ve seen relationships that work, and don’t work, that stayed together, and sadly (or not so sadly in some cases) broke up. […]

The Question: Can Deaf awareness courses really be taught?

February 21, 2015

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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 This week’s question could be seen as being a bit provocative. Am I suggesting that deaf awareness courses have no value, or that the work of deaf […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Are interpreters like #Signguy, who sign during public emergencies, going viral for the right reasons?

February 20, 2015

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Another storm, another sign language interpreter goes viral. In Queensland, Australia, a sign language interpreter has appeared on TV alongside Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to warn the public how to stay safe during a category 5 cyclone. The TV audience saw his signing and went crazy about it, and now he’s gone viral. His name is Mark Cave, but to Twitter […]