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Read: The Guardian – How I support families coming to terms with being told their child is deaf

May 23, 2015


This Guardian article featuring an audiologist from the NDCS is well worth a read: Extract: My day starts at 7am. Over breakfast I check my emails and scour Twitter, Facebook and news feeds for any questions that need answering, publications or news on the latest developments in audiology. I am a home worker and spend […]

Deaf News: Eurovision Song Contest to be presented in International Sign

May 21, 2015


The BBC has reported that the Eurovision Song Contest is to be performed in International Sign (please note, it is not a language, as stated below) for the Deaf audience. Extract below: For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language. A team of six deaf […]

Deaf News: deafPLUS launches new BSL video money advice service

May 19, 2015


Today, UK charity deafPLUS launches a new national video helpline service for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users, available through The deafPLUS BSL Money Advice Helpline will enable deaf people to get ‘face to face’ money and debt advice in the language of their choice: BSL. Access will be available regardless of where they […]

Deaf News: Magical Christmas drama Tree Fairy dominates awards at Deaffest 2015

May 18, 2015


The magical Christmas drama Tree Fairy has dominated the awards at this year’s Deaffest Deaf film and arts festival, held in Wolverhampton. At Saturday night’s award ceremony, the film won the Best British Film award plus Best Director for Louis Neethling.  Child actor Olivia Jordan-Caws also took home the Best Actress trophy. Brian Duffy, co-creator and one of […]

Deaf News: York St John University aims to make Higher Education more Deaf-friendly (BSL)

May 15, 2015


The Language and Identities in InterAction (LIdIA) research unit, based in York St John University’s Department of Languages and Linguistics, has embarked on an exciting new initiative to influence language-related policy in higher education. The Policy Forum’s inaugural project addresses the issue of Deaf students and academic staff,making a series of recommendations about how to […]

Deaf News: Success for #toylikeme campaign as London firm agrees to make Deaf doll

May 14, 2015


London 3D Printing toy company have answered the Toy Like Me campaign call for better diversity in the toy box by producing the UK’s first ever Deaf doll – complete with hearing aids and signing hands. The Toy Like Me team, led by two deaf mothers, approached Makie dolls, (who produce bespoke 3D printed […]

Deaf News: Ofcom announce increase in amount of sign language on screen that smaller TV channels have to show (BSL)

May 13, 2015


Ofcom today updated the amount of sign language on screen smaller TV channels broadcasting in the UK have to show, in a move which should provide substantial benefits to viewers who use BSL. Since 2007, smaller channels with an audience TV viewing share between 0.05% and 1% (‘relevant channels’) have been required to show 30 minutes of […]