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Deaf News: NDCS says audiology services are failing deaf children in England

September 29, 2014


The shocking state of England’s children’s audiology services is revealed in a report published today. 1000 parents were consulted for Listen Up!, a report by the National Deaf Children’s Society, that highlights a number of failings, ranging from children being fitted with hearing aids that do not work, to audiologists misdiagnosing deaf children. 79% of […]

Join STAGETEXT tomorrow night for a global watch-a-long of Much Ado About Nothing, with captions!

September 24, 2014


Our Supporter STAGETEXT recently linked up with Digital Theatre so that deaf people can watch six acclaimed plays online with captions! To celebrate, the charity have also arranged a captioned online global watch-a-long of Much Ado About Nothing, Josie Rourke’s acclaimed production starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. The watch-a-long will take place tomorrow night – Thursday […]

Deaf News: Deaf man shot dead in front of family by sheriffs in America

September 24, 2014


A man who was allegedly deaf since childhood has been shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy in Daytona Beach, USA. Edward P. Miller was with his family, attempting to pick up a car from a towing yard when the incident occurred. It was reported that an argument broke out at the yard, where Deputy Joel […]

Can you help with a study of Deaf and disabled children’s experiences of Child Protection Services?

September 23, 2014


Three UK universities are undertaking an NSPCC funded research study called “Talking about Child Protection,” and they need your help. The study will explore the experiences and views of maltreated deaf and/or disabled children and young people about Child Protection Services. The project, led by the University of Edinburgh, with partners from Strathclyde and Coventry […]

Deaf people have until 5pm on MONDAY to tell Ofcom whether they want more funding for TV programmes in BSL

September 19, 2014


On Wednesday, we posted a See Hear interview with Ofcom’s Peter Bourton about the new consultation for sign language programmes on TV (there are subtitled and signed versions). Ofcom are asking Deaf people 6 questions, and depending on the response, the amount of funding given to make programmes in BSL (via the BSL Zone) could […]

Deaf News: Cautious response from NDCS to news of delay in cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance

September 16, 2014


Last week, the Government announced that proposed changes to Disabled Students Allowance will be postponed by a year. However the response from the NDCS, who are campaigning against these cuts, is a cautious one. Ian Noon, Head of Policy and Research at the charity said: “It is encouraging that the Government has responded to serious concerns regarding […]

Deaf News: Deaf couple and family appear in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


Earlier today, we reported on how seven people are appearing in court charged with a £200,000 Access to Work fraud. Now, we can also report that a Deaf couple and their family have appeared in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud. Extract from the Daily Mail: A deaf man and his family falsely […]