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Over 1000 people sign open letter to Francis Maude MP asking to scrap the national framework agreement

March 3, 2015


An open letter has been sent to Francis Maude MP signed by over 1000 people asking for the national framework agreement for language services, which is currently being drafted, is scrapped. The letter is signed by a number of MPs, sign language interpreters, and people from a range of deaf and disability organisations. Here is the letter: […]

Deaf News: Bus driver ‘threatened to throw deaf boy off bus’ for being too noisy

March 2, 2015


The Mirror has reported: A dad travelling with his deaf son claims a bus driver threatened to throw them off because the two-year-old was being too noisy. Kyle Johnson, 23, was on his way back from a hospital appointment with son Ethan when the boy got excited and started talking loudly. He says the driver […]

Deaf News: Deaf student given go-ahead to launch legal action against government on Disabled Students’ Allowance

February 27, 2015


Deaf student Zanna  Messenger-Jones’s legal team has been given the green light to launch legal action against the Government over its failure to consult disabled students on proposed restrictions to Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). With the support of the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), Zanna, from Ireleth, Cumbria can now proceed with a judicial review […]

Deaf News: Thieves act deaf to steal iPhones from Essex estate agent

February 27, 2015


A video clip on the BSL Zone site shows gangs in Paris who act Deaf to con money from tourists. Now it seems the trend of acting deaf in order to commit a crime has spread to the UK too. The Braintree and Witham times (who’ve unfortunately used the term ‘deaf and mute’ in their article) […]

Deaf News: Deaf man jailed for 9 years for £800,000 Access to Work fraud

February 25, 2015


Extract from the Mail Online website: The profoundly deaf ringleader of an £800,000 disability allowance scam has been jailed for nine years after spending the cash on diamonds and foreign holidays. Shahab Reza, 52, set up a network of fake companies around the world while receiving benefits and persuaded his wife Shehnaz, daughter and son […]

Deaf News: Deaf people to quiz disability minister at first fully accessible political debate

February 23, 2015


Deafness and Hearing Loss Charity Action on Hearing Loss are hosting the first ever fully accessible debate between representatives of the three main UK political parties with full BSL translation, live captions and lip speakers. Members of the Deaf community and people with hearing loss are being invited to the 2 March event, where they […]

Deaf News: Deaf woman’s complaint against GP who wouldn’t provide interpreter upheld by ombudsman (BSL)

February 23, 2015


A Deaf woman who uses BSL has had her complaint against her GP upheld by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The woman, who is from Northern Europe and is a BSL user, was provided with an interpreter until 2011, when the funding for the interpreter was suddenly withdrawn. The woman was told that instead, she would […]