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10 clips of footballers using ‘sign language’ – starring Bale, Neymar, Fergie and Joey Barton

June 12, 2014


Forms of what could be deemed ‘sign language’ – or at least visual communication – are wide-spread in world football. With the dazzling mix of nationalities and languages at the World Cup, gesture and sign will be used by players, managers and referees in every match. Here are ten examples of what might be termed FSL (that’s […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Why I made the new Four Deaf Yorkshiremen comedy – which is online today!

May 19, 2014


Watch Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool by clicking here! Late one night in 2006, I was watching television when I saw a classic sketch called Four Yorkshiremen being performed by Monty Python. The sketch, which involves four men complaining about their upbringing, inspired a Deaf version, which I called Four Deaf Yorkshiremen, in a […]

Meet: Stuart Harrison, Vice President of UK Deaf Sport and author of Same Spirit Different Team

May 19, 2014


Stuart Harrison is the Vice Chair of UK Deaf Sports and has recently written a book called Same Spirit Different Team about world deaf sports and its involvement with the Paralympic and Olympic movements. Stuart came to Peterborough last week where we met up and he agreed to answer a few questions about him, his […]

The fight with Amazon over subtitles isn’t over yet, says subtitle campaigner McDermid

May 16, 2014


Stephanie McDermid, the campaigner that started a petition about subtitles against LOVEFiLM says that the fight is not over to make sure the company, now called Amazon Prime, fulfils its promise to begin subtitling its streaming content this year. Stephanie launched her petition in November last year calling on the company to make it clear […]

The Question: Do deaf people sleep better at night than hearing people?

May 8, 2014


Do deaf people sleep more peacefully than hearing folk? This question occurred to me when we were buying our house last year. Our house is next to a main road, but since my wife and I are deaf, we had no worries over the prospect of being disturbed by traffic noise. We just wouldn’t hear […]

Emily Howlett: 9 milestones deaf parents should record

May 6, 2014


Have you seen any of these hugely popular ‘Baby Milestones’ things? They’re generally books, or lists, or online checkboxes of gorgeous and lovely things your little one will do, so that you can record precisely when each happened for the first time. Today baby grew a tooth! Hurray, baby! You will need a few more before […]

British Deaf community doesn’t work as well with other disabled groups as they could, says World Federation of the Deaf President

May 2, 2014


The President of the World Federation of the Deaf, Colin Allen, has told The Limping Chicken that the British Deaf community ‘don’t work as well with other disabled groups as they could.’ Allen, on the UK leg of a seven week international tour, is concerned that the absence of a united voice for deaf people […]