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

May 22, 2015


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


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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Has controversial new film The Tribe changed what a deaf film can be?

May 14, 2015


Our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne, has written this article for BBC News’ Ouch disability blog about the new film The Tribe, which is out this Friday. Extract: The Tribe is a Ukrainian film, directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, set in a deaf boarding school where everyone communicates in sign language. When a teenager joins the school, he […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The DWP’s own analysis shows how their Access to Work cap directly threatens deaf careers

May 14, 2015


Many deaf people woke up feeling pretty down on Friday morning with the news that the Conservatives – and around £12 billion of welfare cuts – had taken power. But it didn’t take long for us to feel even worse. I wrote on Thursday morning that the next government needed to stop the DWP from bullying […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Whoever wins the election needs to stop the DWP bullying deaf employees

May 7, 2015


Today is the day all of us – deaf included – have the chance to go to the polls to elect the next government of this country. I’m not going to say who I’m voting for here, but I’ll tell you who I’m not voting for, and that’s the Conservative Party. Frankly, so many of their […]

Charlie Swinbourne: “Did Adnan do it?” How Deaf people can follow Serial, the murder case podcast the world is talking about

April 19, 2015


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 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


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 […]