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Deaf News: British Sign Language Bill formally introduced in Scotland

October 31, 2014

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Labour MSP Mark Griffin’s British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill has been formally introduced in the Scottish Parliament. The Bill, which seeks to increase awareness of BSL and improve the services available for Scotland’s Deaf population, has been widely supported within the Deaf community and received the support of 43 MSPs from all political parties […]

“We were looking at how to possibly catch you out or restrict you.” Access to Work adviser talks to BBC News

October 31, 2014

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A BBC News report, aired on Wednesday evening, has shown an anonymous Access to Work adviser talking of a “culture shift” at the scheme in 2011, saying: We were checking rather than supporting, we weren’t asking how can we help you? We were looking at how to possibly even try to catch you out or […]

Deaf News: UK Council on Deafness welcomes commitment to improving Access to Work from Minister for Disabled People

October 30, 2014

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Here’s a press release from the UK Council on Deafness, which was released moments ago on the BDA Facebook page. In it, it is stated that the Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper has admitted that changes to the ATW scheme had been “handled badly,” while the management of the costs of the scheme had […]

Deaf News: RAD officially launch Hate Incident Reporting Centre

October 29, 2014

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It has now become far easier for Deaf people in Essex to report hate crimes, with the news that the charity RAD has officially launched a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. The news was announced when the District Commander of Essex Police, Chief Inspector Richard Phillibrown and DC Phil Merriam – Hate Crime & Vulnerable Adults […]

“Our mission could be in jeopardy.” Graeae’s Jenny Sealey on impact of Access to Work problems on theatre company

October 28, 2014

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How serious is the situation facing Graeae now? Graeae supports employees and freelancers to make Access to Work applications and in any one year up to 150 applications might be made. Between 8-15% of Graeae’s costs are reclaimed through Access to Work. It enables us to employ 80+ Deaf and disabled people every year. Graeae […]

Watch: Shocking CCTV footage of Deaf and partially sighted man being pushed onto train tracks

October 27, 2014

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Two men from Essex have been jailed for 22 months and nine months respectively following a horrific incident where they pushed a Deaf man who is also registered blind onto train tracks at Chelmsford station. The video of the CCTV footage has been released, and shows the 31 year old Deaf man being pushed off […]

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

October 24, 2014

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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 […]