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Watch: The video everyone’s talking about, ‘Happy’ in sign language!

August 29, 2014


It’s the video that’s gone viral and is being added to more news sites on a daily basis – the signed version of Pharrell Williams’s song ‘Happy’, which was made by a group of Deaf Campers at the Deaf Film Camp 2014. It even features a Deaf Brit – Bim Ajadi, who has made a […]

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014


Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf actress, Sophie Stone. The play, called Woman of Flowers, is produced by acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge, embarks on a UK tour this September and is an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh tale. The play will star Deaf actress Sophie Stone, the first […]

Deaf News: Partnership means theatre plays will be released with captions online

August 20, 2014


The charity STAGETEXT (who are one of our supporters) and DIGITAL THEATRE are delighted to announce that they have formed a partnership to make acclaimed, entertaining theatre available with captions online. Six fully captioned theatre productions will be available to rent or buy online via the Digital Theatre website with the option of captioning from […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

August 19, 2014


The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014


NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

Deaf News: Teased boy with no ears gets a pair made from his own ribs

August 13, 2014


The Daily Mail reported yesterday how a deaf boy, born without ears but only small lobes where his ears should have been, has been given two new ears made from cartilage from his ribs. Keiran Sorkin, aged 9, was born deaf and has had the surgery for cosmetic reasons because the new ears alone will […]

Deaf News: Terry Riley re-elected as BDA Chair

August 8, 2014


Terry Riley has won the election to become Chair of the British Deaf Association. Riley, who was seeking re-election, polled 49% of the vote. You can read more, including statments from all the candidates with a BSL video from the BDA’s site here Result: 1st Dr Terry Riley OBE 49% 2nd Sylvia Simmonds 34% 3rd Agnes […]