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Music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre wins best video at the Q Awards

October 24, 2014


A music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre won best video at the Q awards on Wednesday night, beating videos by Sam Smith, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys.   The video, for a song called Sleep Sound, won by public vote. Manchester Deaf Centre said on Facebook: It was up for public vote, so it’s […]

Deaf News: Deaf man who has set up his own business shows how Access to Work SHOULD work

October 21, 2014


There’s been a lot of negative stories about deaf people have struggled to gain support from the government’s Access to Work scheme, so here’s a story to remind everyone how the scheme is supposed to work, and how, when it does, deaf people can benefit from it. A deaf man from Scunthorpe has been able […]

Journalist Liz Jones accused of “irresponsible journalism” as deaf charity finds no record of her having an official hearing dog

October 20, 2014


The Mail journalist Liz Jones, who regularly writes about her deafness, has been criticised for saying that she has four hearing dogs. The charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have found no record of her having an official hearing dog, and say they have asked her not to say she does have one on two previous occasions. They have contacted Mail […]

Deaf OAP in South Yorkshire asks council for Disabled Travel Pass back (BSL)

October 15, 2014


Here’s a funny one. What if you are Deaf, and get free travel via your Disabled Travel Pass for years, only to find that when you reach 65, you get an OAP Travel Pass which means you suddenly have to start paying? That’s the situation facing David Whiston from South Yorkshire, who sent us his […]

Deaf News: Key sign language mental health service for Deaf people “slowly dying” due to lack of NHS funds (BSL)

October 10, 2014


A mental health service for Deaf people has been forced to cut much-needed staff due to lack of funding, just as the coalition government announces ambitious plans to invest millions making mental health and physical health equal priorities. £1.5 million has been invested in training specialist therapists working in British Sign Language, but now a […]

Deaf News: Campaign launched for CBBC Newsround to be signed online

October 9, 2014


A new campaign has been launched to put pressure on the BBC to provide signed versions of the renowned BBC TV Children’s current affairs programme, Newsround. Newsround, which was first aired in 1972,  is a daily programme that provides news in a format that is aimed at younger audiences. The program is subtitled but Ramon Woolfe, director of Drip Media […]

Deaf News: BSL SignBank, a ‘living’ British Sign Language dictionary, is launched online

October 7, 2014


Now anyone with an interest in British Sign Language (BSL) will have access to the first ever usage-based dictionary created at one of the world’s leading research Universities. The dictionary has been developed by academics at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based at University College London. The signs were collected from the […]