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The Question: Can relationships between deaf and hearing people work? (BSL)

October 11, 2015


At weekends, we publish some of our most popular articles. Tell us which are your favourites by emailing I grew up in a Deaf family, and since I was young, I’ve met deaf people who are in relationships with other deaf people, and deaf people who are in relationships with hearing people. I’ve seen relationships […]

John Walker: 10 things deaf children learn at mainstream school

October 10, 2015


At weekends, we repost some of our most popular articles. Let us know what your favourites are by emailing Did you go to a mainstream school? I did. This type of education is called ‘inclusive education’, and it is anything but. Here are 10 things I really learnt, when I went to mainstream secondary […]

Deaf News: Deaf theatre company’s production of Spring Awakening makes splash on Broadway

September 30, 2015


A Deaf theatre company’s production of Spring Awakening, which features both Deaf and hearing performers, including Deaf Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, has made a splash on Broadway. You can see a subtitled ASL video from the premiere at the Deaf Nation website, by clicking here. Extract from Variety: For nearly a quarter century, Deaf West […]

Meet: Bim Ajadi, Deaf filmmaker who is teaching at the See Hear Sign Language Weekend

September 29, 2015


What are you doing at the Sign Language Weekend? I will be teaching a 2-day filmmaking workshop to aspiring deaf film makers. In the workshop, people will be taught the basics of what is expected of a typical BBC Assistant Producer – this will entail script writing, shooting and editing their own short film. The participants […]

Go See: See Hear’s Sign Language Weekend in Bristol, 2nd-4th October

September 23, 2015


The BBC’s See Hear programme, which is now in its 35th series, is hosting a weekend of screenings and workshops in Bristol in early October. At the event, there will be short films, a look at Deaf representation on-screen, as well as special previews of the acclaimed Marie’s Story (starring Deaf lead actress Ariana Rivoire) and Deaf actress Sophie Stone’s […]

Deaf News: Deafness experts in America say deaf children should be bilingual and learn sign language

September 12, 2015


At weekends, we repost some of our most popular articles. Tell us which ones you’d like to see again at Deafness experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that “the benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks” for deaf children, even […]

Watch: Deaf model Nyle DiMarco’s America’s Next Top Model video blog

August 24, 2015


A Deaf contestant called Nyle DiMarco is currently challenging for the title of America’s Next Top Model and is releasing ASL video blogs (with subtitles!) explaining how things are going, and how he feels about his progress. Take a look here: