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Deaf News: RAD look for nominations for 175th Birthday Honours Awards (BSL)

August 25, 2015

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To commemorate their 175th birthday, RAD, the oldest organisation for Deaf people in England, has opened nominations for their Birthday Honours Awards.   Comprising nine categories, the awards celebrate 175 years of Deaf history, culture and language, acknowledging the following areas; Deaf research, Preservation of Deaf history, Deaf business, young people, role models, Deaf clubs, Deaf […]

How deaf people can get NHS hearing aids on their high street thanks to Scrivens Hearing Care

August 21, 2015

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This is a paid-for post in association with Scrivens Hearing Care. Scrivens Hearing Care, the High Street retailer of digital hearing aids has been improving the quality of life of thousands of deaf people by providing them with free NHS hearing aids. For people who have never had hearing aids before, the common misconception is […]

Deaf News: ‘Deafheads’ cheer on Grateful Dead at reunion concert

July 14, 2015

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Ultimate Classic Rock website has reported on a group of Deaf fans who cheered on the Grateful Dead at their recent reunion concert in Chicago. The group of rock fans have been following the band since the 1980s, and at the recent concert, were able to enjoy the music with sign interpretation as well as […]

Go See: World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham, 20th – 26th July

July 14, 2015

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There’s a unique opportunity to go and see the world’s best deaf tennis players in action in Nottingham next week, with the World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place at Nottingham Tennis Centre. The event is organised by the tennis foundation, and features not only the men’s and women’s tournament, but also the junior tournament too. Tickets […]

Deaf News: MP accuses government of making Access to Work cuts without knowing full financial implications

July 13, 2015

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Steve McCabe, the MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has criticised the Government for making cuts to the Access to Work programme without knowing the full impact of the scheme on the economy. McCabe, of the Labour party, has been challenging the Government’s changes, specifically the introduction of a cap on Access to Work support, in Parliament […]

Deaf News: Deafness experts in America say deaf children should be bilingual and learn sign language

July 11, 2015

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At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com. Deafness experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that “the benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks” for deaf […]

Deaf News: Sky TV say they’ll substantially increase on-demand subtitles by 2016

July 10, 2015

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Sky has shared plans with charity Action on Hearing Loss, outlining its commitment to ensure its on-demand platform can show substantially more subtitles by summer 2016, a move that promises to make its service more accessible to the one in six people in the UK who have some kind of hearing loss. Currently, little of […]