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

July 22, 2014


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


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


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


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. […]

Deaf actor Matty Gurney to star in Edinburgh Fringe play, ‘Light’, aimed at deaf and hearing audiences

July 11, 2014


Theatre Ad Infinitum is set to perform the company’s first dystopian sci-fi play at the Edinburgh Fringe, in collaboration with Deaf actor Matty Gurney. Inspired by the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the debate surrounding state surveillance, Light brings to life a nightmarish future where the state is secretly watching citizens’ minds. Excited by […]

Deaf News: Mock trial to examine if Deaf people can serve on jury in Australia

July 9, 2014


The Guardian has reported that a mock trial will be held in Sydney, Australia, to see whether deaf people can perform jury service. This is not only an issue in Australia. In 2010, Cathy Heffernan wrote a comment piece for the Guardian about how the UK and Ireland should include deaf jurors, just like America […]

Deaf News: TV personality John Barrowman experiences deafness for the day for Hearing Dogs charity

July 8, 2014


TV personality John Barrowman has experienced deafness for the day as part of a filmed experiment so that he could understand some of the difficulties that deaf people face. He was then partnered with a hearing dog to see first-hand the difference these dogs make to deaf peoples’ lives. Watch the (subtitled) video of his experience below: […]