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Deaf News: Crowd-funding campaign launched to help gifted deaf student go to university

October 9, 2015


Sam Garcia is 19 and is an academically gifted deaf student from Brazil. He was born deaf and has no hearing in one ear and limited hearing in the other. Sam currently lives in Greenwich in SE London with his parents. Sam has an offer to study Biomedical Science at the University of Westminster but, […]

RAD: Deaf and need help with completing your Self Assessment by the October 31st deadline?

October 8, 2015


Launched in June 2015, Royal Association for Deaf people and HMRC’s innovative new service continues to help make tax information and advice more accessible to Deaf people. With the deadline for submitting paper Self Assessment forms fast approaching; Deaf people can visit to access a BSL tax advisor by webcam or contact HMRC direct […]

See Hear’s Erika Jones uncovers child abuse story at a London Deaf school

October 8, 2015


See Hear presenter Erika Jones has uncovered a story of historical child sexual abuse at a London Deaf school, in a hard-hitting item that can now be seen online on BBC iPlayer. The story centres on a Deaf school in London called Woodford School for the Deaf, which closed 20 years ago. There, pupils experienced repeated […]

Deaf News: Deaf arsonist caught on camera carrying out petrol attack on another Deaf family

October 7, 2015


Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus has reported on a disturbing story of a Deaf arsonist carrying out a petrol attack on another Deaf family’s house while they were asleep. Read the full story here. Extract: A DRUG-FUELLED arsonist paid to carry out an attack on a house where a deaf family was asleep has been jailed for […]

Deaf News: Sense calls for DWP to halt PIP roll out until claims process is accessible to all

October 5, 2015


  The national deafblind charity, Sense, has called for a suspension of the nationwide Personal Independence Payments (PIP) rollout, with evidence that the scheme, which replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA), remains inaccessible to many deafblind people and those with multisensory disabilities. The fear is that the inaccessibility will lead to vulnerable people losing essential benefits. Sue […]

Deaf News: NHS Trust launches British Sign Language self-help guides

September 23, 2015


A partnership between a Deaf health charity and the NHS in the North East has led to the creation of a series of innovative new sign language guides to mental health issues. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) worked in partnership with deaf health charity SignHealth to produce 14 mental health self-help guides […]

Deaf News: Deaf man says he felt “worthless” after London restaurant allegedly refused entry to hearing dog

September 22, 2015


A deaf man has explained how he felt “worthless” after he was allegedly not allowed to bring his hearing dog into a London restaurant – which is against the law. The Evening Standard reports:  A north London restaurant may face legal action after allegedly refusing to allow a profoundly deaf man to bring in his specially-trained hearing […]