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Deaf people have until 5pm on MONDAY to tell Ofcom whether they want more funding for TV programmes in BSL

September 19, 2014


On Wednesday, we posted a See Hear interview with Ofcom’s Peter Bourton about the new consultation for sign language programmes on TV (there are subtitled and signed versions). Ofcom are asking Deaf people 6 questions, and depending on the response, the amount of funding given to make programmes in BSL (via the BSL Zone) could […]

Deaf News: Cautious response from NDCS to news of delay in cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance

September 16, 2014


Last week, the Government announced that proposed changes to Disabled Students Allowance will be postponed by a year. However the response from the NDCS, who are campaigning against these cuts, is a cautious one. Ian Noon, Head of Policy and Research at the charity said: “It is encouraging that the Government has responded to serious concerns regarding […]

Deaf News: Deaf couple and family appear in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


Earlier today, we reported on how seven people are appearing in court charged with a £200,000 Access to Work fraud. Now, we can also report that a Deaf couple and their family have appeared in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud. Extract from the Daily Mail: A deaf man and his family falsely […]

Deaf News: Seven people appear in court accused of £200k Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


The Croydon Advertiser has reported that seven people have appeared in court accused of conspiring to fraudulently claim money from the government’s Access to Work fund. Among them is the former boss of the Dering recruitment agency, Stephen Dering, who is profoundly deaf. Extract: THE former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people […]

Deaf News: Signing choir set up in Oxfordshire

September 10, 2014


A signing choir has been set up in Oxfordshire to encourage deaf people to become involved with music. Named ‘Handy Voices’, the group, based in Witney, will meet for the first time next week. They hope to develop and rehearse songs for a performance in November, alongside a mainstream children’s choir. They aim to use […]

Deaf News: £160,000 boost set to help deaf children learn to swim

September 9, 2014


Deaf children will have more opportunities to take up swimming, after a leading deaf children’s charity received £160,000 of funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund. The National Deaf Children’s Society’s Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project is a three year programme that will work with swimming clubs, swim schools, leisure centres and local authorities to deliver swimming […]

Deaf News: Employees of deaf organisations asked to define a common purpose

September 4, 2014


The UK Council on Deafness is asking for help to find a common purpose, or goal, for individuals and organisations concerned with deafness and deafblindness. They have designed a short survey that anyone working in the sector can respond to. The initiative came about after Council members said a statement summing up what they are all working towards would […]