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Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community. The concept of people being linked by something they see as being inextricably negative is ridiculous to them. A typical response goes like this one from a commenter on an article I wrote […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of deaf people!

November 1, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from July 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com After our article ‘The 10 annoying habits of hearing people’ broke all records on this site, a number of people […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of hearing people

October 25, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from May 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Hearing people, eh? You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. Of course, the term ‘hearing people’ […]

Charlie Swinbourne: “Even on the earliest footage, you can see what they’re signing.” The BDA’s incredible archive films of the Deaf community through the years

September 30, 2014

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Last Thursday, I had the privilege of spending several hours in a Church in central Leeds watching the BDA’s archive films of the Deaf community through the years. Many of the films showed Deaf people looking posh and dressed up (far smarter than I’ve ever looked!) at official functions. There was also footage from days […]

A complaint letter from a Deaf mother of a severely disabled girl to HMRC – and how you can access their services in sign language

September 29, 2014

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Recently, we received a copy of a letter from a Deaf mother to HMRC which made for difficult reading. Melanie Morris’s letter, which we have published extracts from below, explains how her child tax credits were stopped and her struggle to get payments started again. After the tax credits were stopped, Melanie faced a delay […]

Watch: Charlie takes part in the Tea Bag Challenge!

September 11, 2014

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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

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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 […]