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Exclusive: Deaf woman says she was “humiliated” on bus as driver allegedly insists she can hear phone

July 28, 2014

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Just a week after we reported how a Deaf woman in Manchester was allegedly subjected to an angry tirade from a Train Manager, a deaf woman from Oxford has tweeted about what she describes as a “humiliating” experience on a bus to Oxford earlier today. Sarah Chapman, an Information Specialist who has recently researched why people […]

800 Deaf campers enjoy this year’s Sign Circle festival!

July 28, 2014

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800 Deaf campers are today making their way home after enjoying this year’s Sign Circle camping festival, which was held in Longridge, Lancashire. Among this year’s attractions were a new ‘pub bus’ (above) improvised comedy (below), signed poetry, drama and media workshops, an outdoor cinema from the BSL Zone, dog show, mud wrestling, zorbing, and […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link urge Deaf adults to give their views on hearing services in England

July 25, 2014

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UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link is urging adults who have used NHS hearing care services to get hearing aids or other support to make their views known about the quality of the service they received. Health service regulator Monitor has launched a full review into how well the hearing care service model is working, […]

Deaf News: Ofcom asks Deaf people to respond to consultation on BSL on TV

July 22, 2014

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Ofcom is asking whether the choices that broadcasters can make regarding sign language on TV should stay the same, or change. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) has been delivering sign language programmes since 2009. How did this come about? It is based on audience numbers. Click play to get this information in BSL. There are about 50 TV channels […]

Deaf News: Concerns raised for health and care for Deaf people in Oxfordshire

July 21, 2014

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A new report launched today by community interest company Sign Lingual UK and commissioned by consumer champion Healthwatch Oxfordshire highlights a lack of access to health and care services for the Deaf community in Oxfordshire. The Sign Lingual report reveals that current health provision and services in Oxfordshire are not meeting the needs of Deaf people, leaving members of this community at a disadvantage compared to hearing […]

Deaf News: Deaf people in Camden say they are “frightened” and “stressed out” by closure of disability service

July 16, 2014

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The Ham and High has reported on how the closure of Camden’s DISC disability support service has left Deaf people in the area unable to access council services. DISC, which stands for Disability in Camden, closed earlier this year after 40 years of supporting local residents. Extract: The fallout following the closure of a disability charity […]

Deaf News: “Toxic” culture reported at Scotland’s national Deaf school

July 11, 2014

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The Edinburgh News has reported on claims of a “toxic” culture at Donaldson’s Deaf School in Edinburgh, Scotland. Concerns are growing for the school after a recent indecent assault case and the departure of its Chief Executive. Now, reports suggest that five staff members who expressed a grievance one year ago may not have had their complaints dealt with. […]