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“I think the future looks bright.” William Mager tells us about upcoming changes to See Hear

May 1, 2015


There are a range of changes happening at BBC See Hear, including changing to being shown on a monthly basis, so we interviewed Series Producer William Mager to find out more. Read on below. See Hear’s changing slot, and becoming a monthly programme. Why is this, and what will change? We’re moving from making a […]

Deaf News: BSL (Scotland) Bill gains support from Education and Culture Committee

April 27, 2015


The BSL Act (Scotland) has made a breakthrough with the announcement that it has gained the support of the Education and Culture Committee at the Scottish Parliament. The Bill will now progress to the next stage, which is explained the below in this subtitled and BSL-interpreted video (thank you to Graham Turner for alerting us to […]

To our UK readers: Don’t forget to register to vote!

April 16, 2015


As a reminder to all our readers in the UK, if you want to vote in the General Election on 7th May, you need to make sure you’re registered to vote by Monday 20th April. There’s more information about registering, in BSL and English, on the Operation Disabled Vote website, which was set up to promote equality […]

Writer Glen Laker tells us how having a deaf son led him to include a deaf character in Sunday’s episode of Vera on ITV1

April 16, 2015


I’ve been writing for 20 years, much of it alongside a day job, where I worked in Access Services at the BBC for 12 years (before that, I was a subtitler at ITV for 3 years), as a development manager, looking at and developing new methods to create subtitling and signed programming for the BBC […]

The Clarion Community Chest is Open For Business

April 15, 2015


Below is a post from our newest supporter, Clarion. Find out all about them by clicking here. Free Communication Support when it’s needed, in the right place at the right time, throughout life. Our vision is to provide a voice for deaf and hard of hearing people and our values are that “there is no […]

Laura Hawksworth: 7 things Learning Support Assistants should never do in class

April 2, 2015


Sometimes, when I speak to several friends of mine who went to a deaf boarding school, such as Mary Hare, I feel a little jealous. Not because they got included in the deaf world years before I did, but because they never experienced awkward encounters with Learning Support Assistants in mainstream education. Ever since I was […]

Deaf News: Deaf man prosecuted for calling police officer a “pig” in sign language

March 26, 2015


The Telegraph has reported that a Deaf man has been prosecuted after a police officer understood that the Deaf man had called him a “pig” in sign language. Extract: A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language. The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the […]