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Jen Dodds: Should Access to Work’s treatment of Deaf people be seen as ‘epistemic injustice’? (BSL)

November 7, 2014


I’ve really had enough of Access to Work. My friends seem to be having constant problems with it, and I know that other deaf and disabled people are too. It’s so disturbing how people keep getting badly treated and put down, over and over again. To watch this article in BSL, click play below. Common […]

Tabitha Laksimi: The UK needs BSL as a second language. Here’s why

October 27, 2014


Before the why’s – How? We can make use of those who would be interested from the estimated 70,000 who already know and use BSL, along with those interested in learning it, to develop teachers who can then teach it to primary school children from age 4 until secondary school, by which point they should […]

Hollywood actress to star in tear-jerking UK film about a deaf teenager’s dream

October 5, 2014


A Hollywood star has been cast in the role of a deaf child from London in a short-film due to made later this year. Aryana Engineer, who is from Canada, has starred in two Hollywood films and the opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and takes the lead role in short-film Dreaming […]

Go see: Deaf Diabetes BSL talk on Saturday 11th October

October 3, 2014


Download the PDF here: 11 OCT DDUK EVENT LONDON

Peterborough’s Debbie Powell dies after long battle with cancer

October 2, 2014


Debbie Powell, Sign language teacher and highly-respected member of the local deaf community in Peterborough, died of cancer at home yesterday. Debbie made many friends in the local deaf community through her sign language teaching, which enabled her to help ranks of local people learn the language. She held a passion for and knowledge of BSL that she […]

Go see: Subtitled films with BSL Q&As at this year’s BFI London Film Festival!

October 1, 2014


The BFI London Film Festival has a limited number of priority position tickets put aside for selected films at this year’s festival for deaf and hard of hearing BSL users. All these films are subtitled, and the Q&As that follow the films will have a BSL interpreter. Tickets can be purchased from the BFI Box Office. Simply quote ‘Access’ […]

Deaf News: Deaf musician James Holt chosen by superstar producer Brian Eno for arts festival

September 24, 2014


James Holt, a deaf singer/songwriter from Bolton, has been chosen by Brian Eno as one of his Curators Choice for the Noise Festival, which is a global charity based in Manchester. His track ‘Whatever happened to John’ (hear it by clicking here) was described by Brian as “Brisk, funny, exciting. Great drumming. This track feels fresh […]