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Deaf News: Deaf man from Leicester sentenced to 28 years in prison for murder of Deaf grandfather

September 15, 2014

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A Deaf man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering another Deaf man as he slept. Extract from the Leicester Mercury: A murderer who stabbed his love rival to death in a “savage and merciless execution” will have to serve 28 years behind bars. Awat Akram (25) was convicted unanimously by a […]

Ian Noon: What deaf children need from SEN reform #5: Regional commissioning

September 8, 2014

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We’ve been blogging all week about SEN reform and the key things that local authorities in England need to do to make sure it delivers for deaf children. The 5th and final issue we want to see action on is: regional commissioning and working together across local authorities to improve services. Regional commissioning sounds like a very geeky […]

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

August 27, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]