Deaf News: Ofcom asks Deaf people to respond to consultation on BSL on TV

July 22, 2014


Ofcom is asking whether the choices that broadcasters can make regarding sign language on TV should stay the same, or change. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) has been delivering sign language programmes since 2009. How did this come about? It is based on audience numbers. Click play to get this information in BSL. There are about 50 TV channels […]

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

July 21, 2014


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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 […]

Deaf News: Concerns raised for health and care for Deaf people in Oxfordshire

July 21, 2014


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A new report launched today by community interest company Sign Lingual UK and commissioned by consumer champion Healthwatch Oxfordshire highlights a lack of access to health and care services for the Deaf community in Oxfordshire. The Sign Lingual report reveals that current health provision and services in Oxfordshire are not meeting the needs of Deaf people, leaving members of this community at a disadvantage compared to hearing […]

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BSL video: Water Aid thank Deaf community for water challenge donations – then soak themselves!

July 18, 2014


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Here’s a nice video to end the week. Two members of staff from the charity Water Aid post a video (with subtitles and a BSL interpreter) thanking the Deaf community for all the donations that have poured in from people taking the water challenge. Then they take the challenge themselves. Take a look. Remember, it’s easy […]

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Andy Palmer: 10 situations when knowing sign language can help any deaf child (BSL)

July 18, 2014


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Many severely or profoundly deaf kids these days wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. Some parents, new to the experience of having deaf children and advised by audiologists and scientists, may think that sign language seems unnecessary and their focus wholly falls on listening skills and speech development. But what happens when things don’t go to plan? Like […]

One of these three people is the next Chair of the BDA. Who are YOU voting for?

July 18, 2014


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The British Deaf Association has long been regarded as the charity for the Deaf, signing community, so being Chair of the BDA is no walk in the park. The role is voluntary, and among numerous other tasks, the Chair of the BDA works in partnership with David Buxton, the CEO, and leads the Board of Trustees in planning strategy […]

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Limping Chicken passes two million page views!

July 17, 2014



A few minutes ago, Limping Chicken passed the 2 million views mark! Here’s a few words from our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne… It took us about a year and a half to reach a million views, which happened last October, and I didn’t expect that we’d clock up another million so soon. A big part of […]

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