The Secret Deafie: Being discriminated against by the family court

August 26, 2015

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Do you have a story you want to tell anonymously? Just email thelimpingchicken@gmail.com. I was in family court recently to attend a final hearing about where my two children should reside. I have a severe high frequency hearing loss that makes it difficult to discern speech. I have a responsible job and have the capacity […]

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Deaf News: RAD look for nominations for 175th Birthday Honours Awards (BSL)

August 25, 2015

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To commemorate their 175th birthday, RAD, the oldest organisation for Deaf people in England, has opened nominations for their Birthday Honours Awards.   Comprising nine categories, the awards celebrate 175 years of Deaf history, culture and language, acknowledging the following areas; Deaf research, Preservation of Deaf history, Deaf business, young people, role models, Deaf clubs, Deaf […]

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Watch: Deaf model Nyle DiMarco’s America’s Next Top Model video blog

August 24, 2015

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A Deaf contestant called Nyle DiMarco is currently challenging for the title of America’s Next Top Model and is releasing ASL video blogs (with subtitles!) explaining how things are going, and how he feels about his progress. Take a look here:

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Emily Howlett: I’m on an arty power trip, and I want your thoughts on Theatre Accessibility

August 24, 2015

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  Recently, I wrote for the Chicken about the trials and triumphs of setting up my own business. PAD Productions aims to change attitudes towards Deaf artists, and create work that is accessible to Deaf audiences. In short, we are bored of the massive divide between Deaf and mainstream arts. We have grown tired of […]

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How to write or sign your blog for the Limping Chicken!

August 22, 2015

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Got an idea? Get in touch by email: thelimpingchicken@gmail.com The Limping Chicken features articles by a range of deaf writers, and we welcome YOUR contributions in English or in BSL! Since this site was launched in February 2012, we have published writing by over 200 D/deaf writers, many of whom have gone on to write for us again. […]

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How deaf people can get NHS hearing aids on their high street thanks to Scrivens Hearing Care

August 21, 2015

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This is a paid-for post in association with Scrivens Hearing Care. Scrivens Hearing Care, the High Street retailer of digital hearing aids has been improving the quality of life of thousands of deaf people by providing them with free NHS hearing aids. For people who have never had hearing aids before, the common misconception is […]

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Go See: BSL cookery demonstrations at London’s Borough Market!

August 20, 2015

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Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall, between 12.30-2pm. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from the […]

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