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Deaf news: Deaf organisations launch common purpose to influence next government

April 17, 2015


Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss will be working collectively to influence the next government following agreement of a statement of common purpose. Organisations are now from all sectors are now being asked to become founder signatories and promote the statement. A campaign will be launched after the general election to raise awareness of […]

Watch: Politicians debate deaf issues in See Hear’s election special

April 2, 2015


In See Hear’s election special, which aired yesterday on BBC2, legendary Deaf presenter Clive Mason puts politicians under the spotlight in a one hour debate. There are questions on employment support, education and a variety of other issues, all asked by Deaf people. Who will you vote for in May? Are any of the political […]

Deaf News: Homeless deaf woman attacked at London tube station

March 31, 2015


The Evening Standard has reported on a shocking attack on a homeless deaf woman outside a London tube station. The police are now searching for the woman who allegedly carried out the attack. Extract: Police are investigating after a “vulnerable” homeless and deaf woman sheltering at the entrance to a London Underground station was attacked […]

Father claims 13-year old deaf girl was forced to leave local football club after being isolated

March 31, 2015


The father of a 13-year old deaf girl from Leicester has claimed that she was forced to leave her football club after being left isolated by club officials and players. Nick Ashford says that he felt “heart broken” watching his daughter struggle to understand what she was being asked to do and eventually being ignored by her […]

Deaf News: Deaf man jailed for six weeks with no access to interpreter

March 20, 2015


It has been reported that a Deaf immigrant in America was jailed for six weeks with no access to an interpreter. Extract: He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why. Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he’d been accused of stealing an iPad — an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent […]

Glyn Robbins: Sign my petition to help prevent two profoundly deaf children from being deported by the Home Office

March 19, 2015


I am writing this article about a Tower Hamlets family who recently became the foster family to two profoundly deaf children, a brother and sister called Anisa (14) and Samian (12), from Bangladesh. Nasir and Ashfa, the foster parents, have lived in Tower Hamlets for over 20 years. In January 2013 they were visited by […]

Deaf News: 12 deaf young people win places in national arts competition

March 18, 2015


Twelve deaf children and young people will feature in a film which aims to increase participation in the arts, after winning a national competition. ‘Raising the Bar’ was developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) to drive expectations of what the 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK can achieve. Defmotion’, the […]