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Access to Work report criticises government for “threatening the employability” of Deaf people (BSL)

December 19, 2014


The Work and Pensions Committee’s Access to Work report, published today, has heavily criticised the government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for changes to how the scheme has been run. You can read the full report here, and there is also a BSL summary now online, which you can see by clicking here. The […]

Responses to the Access to Work report from the Disability Minister and deaf organisations

December 19, 2014


The responses to the Access to Work report have been coming in. The Disability Minister Mark Harper said yesterday: In the course of my evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into Access to Work, I accepted that during the reorganisation of Access to Work operations, from April to October 2014, we had […]

Deaf News: Ofsted to inspect support given to deaf children by local authorities

December 18, 2014


The Department for Education announced yesterday that it will invite Ofsted to formally inspect local authorities on how they meet their legal duties towards children with special educational needs (SEN). This is good news for Deaf children and their parents, who will now be able to assess the quality of the support they are being given, […]

Deaf News: Mixed response to NRCPD Code of Conduct consultation (BSL)

December 17, 2014


NRCPD is making changes to its Code of Conduct and complaints process and wants to know what deaf people and communication and language professionals think. The Code of Conduct says how communication and language professionals should act. It covers things like confidentiality, competence and professional development. (Video translation by Stuart Anderson of Signamic)   If […]

Deaf News: North Korea takes break from row with Sony Pictures to send Deaf football team to play in Australia

December 15, 2014


North Korea has been in the headlines over the last week due to a row over a new film from the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures, which shows two journalists plotting to kill the country’s leader. There is some happier news from the country though, with this story from Australia’s SBS, reporting that the country’s Deaf […]

Council’s job advert for ‘unqualified interpreter’ leads to outcry from Deaf people online

December 13, 2014


A county council’s job advert for an unqualified interpreter has led to an outcry on social media this morning. The zero hours job involves working in the council’s ASSIST department, which deals with autism and sensory support for “vulnerable” young people over the age of 16. Staffordshire County Council’s job advert, which also appears on […]

Deaf News: RAD launches BSL post-it note to help get hearing people signing

December 12, 2014


Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), a supporter of this site, is delighted to announce it is working with the UK company FlashSticks® to help engage the hearing world further with BSL. RAD is encouraging people to help ‘spread a little BSL love’ by purchasing a pack of BSL Post-it® Notes for friends, family or colleagues. […]