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Deaf News: Deaf teenager wins prestigious award then donates £500 prize to deaf kids charity

April 17, 2014

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A deaf teenager from The Wirral has won a prestigious award for her work in raising awareness and campaigning for deaf children and then donated her £500 to charity. Bethany Eason, aged 16 and a cochlear implant user, was nominated by her Head Teacher for the Rotary Club Young Citizen Award because he was impressed […]

Deaf News: Deaf man from Derby proves doubters wrong to become a taxi driver

April 11, 2014

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A profoundly deaf man has become a successful and popular taxi driver, working for Pride Executive Cars in Derby. It is believed that he may be the first deaf taxi driver in the UK, using specialised software to communicate with the offices and clients, and driving a taxi with notices informing passengers that he is […]

Deaf News: Halifax bank apologises for asking deaf man to pay £25 for transaction that hearing people could do for free

April 10, 2014

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A deaf man from Slough was told by staff at his local branch of Halifax Bank that he would need to pay a £25 admin fee if he wanted staff to resolve a simple banking problem that people who can hear would be able to do for free. Mark Hooper, who uses sign language to […]

Deaf News: Newcastle United FC allegedly refused to provide sign language interpreter for Deaf mascot – unless father waited outside the ground

April 3, 2014

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It has been alleged on social media that Newcastle United Football Club have allegedly refused to provide a 9 year old Deaf mascot with a sign language interpreter – unless his father waits outside the ground. The 9 year old boy was due to be the mascot at Saturday’s game against Manchester United, and it […]

Deaf News: House of Lords debate tonight on how the NHS is failing Deaf people

March 31, 2014

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Following a shocking report on the health of deaf people, which was released last week by the Deaf health charity SignHealth, there will be a debate in the House of Lords today. The debate will look at ways of improving the health of deaf people. SignHealth’s Sick Of It report shows that Deaf people have […]

Deaf News: SignHealth claim research shows thousands of deaf people are suffering from “unintentional neglect” by the NHS

March 25, 2014

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The Deaf healthcare charity SignHealth are today releasing the results of a five year study into the health of Deaf people, which they say shows that thousands of Deaf people are suffering from undiagnosed, potentially life-threatening conditions, because of unintentional neglect by the NHS. The charity also say that this is costing the health service £30 […]

Deaf News: Northamptonshire Police becomes first force in UK to introduce British Sign Language interpretation service

March 24, 2014

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Northamptonshire Police has become the first force in the country to offer an innovative service that gives on-demand access to fully qualified British Sign Language interpreters – at the click of a button. The service is aimed at improving access for those who rely on, or prefer using, sign language. Those using the service will […]