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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 […]

Deaf News: Swedish sign language interpreter’s translation of Eurovision songs makes him viral sensation

March 18, 2015


A sign language interpreter from Sweden who performed the country’s Eurovision Song contest entries on TV has become a viral sensation. Tommy Krångh rehearsed the songs for five weeks before the performance and told the Guardian: “I am always all in. I want to give the whole experience of the music. I have to give […]

Rebekah Rose-Mundy: We are nothing without our sign language interpreters

March 18, 2015


Growing up I had to either try and understand by lipreading or rely on my mother to re-mouth someone’s comment. I never realised how much I missed. I thought I could ‘lipread’ everything and that I missed nothing. Even though there were countless times when I stood there baffled thinking ‘that doesn’t make sense…’  I thought […]