Deaf News: Exeter Deaf Academy pupils successful in campaign for subtitles on BBC Bitesize

February 9, 2016


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Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education is sending a big thank you to BBC Bitesize for adding more subtitles to the video clips shown on their free online learning resource. The Exeter Deaf Academy’s School Council contacted the BBC in December because subtitles for the majority of classroom video clips were unavailable and not meeting […]

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Read: NDCS tips on tiredness in deaf children

February 9, 2016


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One of the most popular blogs on this site is Ian Noon’s article about concentration fatigue and how it affects deaf people. Now, helpfully, the National Deaf Children’s Society have created a page of tips for deaf children, which can be read here. Here’s an extract: Tiredness and fatigue are common issues for deaf children. […]

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Deaf News: Controversy at Superbowl as Marlee Matlin’s ASL performance of national anthem not shown on TV

February 8, 2016


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Putting a signer on stage during a performance – even if it’s one of the most-watched TV broadcasts of the year – doesn’t mean that ‘access’ has been provided if no-one can see it. So, while Deaf people worldwide would agree that it’s great that Deaf actress and Oscar winner Marlee Matlin was asked to perform an […]

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Jenny McAllister: Help fill in my survey for hearing aid users in Scotland

February 8, 2016


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I could not believe my luck when I was offered the post of research intern at Action on Hearing Loss, Scotland. A couple of months prior to being offered the four month internship post, I had just finished six years in higher education and was keen to find a job, which I knew would be […]

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Robert Mandara: Programming your own hearing aids – what you need (part 2)

February 7, 2016



At weekends, we publish some of our most popular articles. Tell us what your favourites are by emailing Last year, the BBC reported that more and more hearing aid users are programming their own hearing aids. Here, in the second part of a three-part series, Limping Chicken reader Robert Mandara explains how to do […]

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Stephen Lloyd: Do you get ‘Itchy Lug Syndrome’?

February 6, 2016



At weekends, we publish some of our most popular articles. Tell us what your favourites are by emailing I’ve noticed over the last few years that people are mentioning “itchy ears” more and that they have developed the cursed itch, and I know reading this will make you want a waggle of your own. […]

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Deaf News: Unions and ATW campaign hit out at reported government plans to privatise Access to Work scheme

February 5, 2016



In a move that is sure to worry Deaf people who use the Access to Work scheme, which gives Deaf and disabled people support in the workplace, The Mirror has reported today that Iain Duncan Smith has spent £200,000 drawing up plans for the scheme to be privatised. Duncan Smith’s track record has been heavily criticised over the […]

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