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Joseph Santini: How Deaf students can avoid isolation when they first start university or college

August 27, 2014


Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf people. It’s a wonderful place, and definitely more accessible for a Deaf scholar than most, but chances are you don’t go there. Most Deaf teenagers in America and around the world go to non-deaf universities and colleges. In discussions and interviews certain themes about getting […]

Deaf News: Children set to take part in the UK’s biggest Fingerspellathon this October

August 26, 2014


Children and young people across the country are being encouraged to sign up for the UK’s biggest Fingerspellathon this October. The National Deaf Children’s Society expects more than 13,000 children to take part in its sixth Fingerspellathon, to help raise £38,000 of vital funds to support deaf children and young people. All youngsters can get […]

Meet: Matthew Robins, the creator of the Max and George children’s books

August 12, 2014


What was the inspiration for the book? I have always wanted to write a book and have always known that I wanted to bring back the morals that books/TV Shows showed when I was a child in the 1980’s. I remember shows having a short sketch at the end of the story that would teach […]

Amanda Everitt: Nursery Rhymes can be expressed in sign language, too

August 4, 2014


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty  Together again. I learnt these nursery rhymes when I was a wee kid. I flashed my hands for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and they went round and round in the Wheels on […]

Ted Evans: Come along to Shuffle Festival on Sunday and watch Together, a forgotten classic about two Deaf men

July 29, 2014


Naturally I’m always interested when deaf people are portrayed in films, I personally seek them out for my development project where I am looking at the portrayal of deaf characters in film and how sign language is captured. So if I hear I about a certain film, I have to see it and that is […]

What helps people wear their hearing aids? Research from the Cochrane Collaboration

July 25, 2014


WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting; I know that’s not helpful, actually. I’m wearing mine, but then I can’t hear a thing without them, and if you can then it’s all more complicated. So far from straightforward, in fact, that up to 40% of adults with acquired hearing loss who are […]

Jen Dodds: More deaf people should post signed videos online, no matter how fluent they are (BSL)

July 21, 2014


Scroll down the page to see this article signed by Jen in BSL, or click here! So, I’ve poured water over my head on Facebook, and seen everyone else do it too, coming to the conclusion that we deaf people are really quite bonkers. (I know the water tipping thing was started by a hearing […]