Read: The Guardian – How I support families coming to terms with being told their child is deaf

May 23, 2015

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This Guardian article featuring an audiologist from the NDCS is well worth a read: Extract: My day starts at 7am. Over breakfast I check my emails and scour Twitter, Facebook and news feeds for any questions that need answering, publications or news on the latest developments in audiology. I am a home worker and spend […]

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“Sometimes I say ‘comma’ when I’m talking to my friends.” The day Charlie met Ai-Media’s live captioners

May 22, 2015

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Ai-Media have been one of this site’s longest-serving supporters, and on Wednesday, intrigued by how live captions are provided, I visited their team to meet them and find out how it all works. The company are based in a light, airy building only a few minutes from London’s Waterloo station. Soon after I arrived, they were […]

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Andy Palmer: Don’t reward your kids (for the best of reasons)

May 22, 2015

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Two weeks ago, I accompanied my son William, with my parents and friends, to the British Film Institute to see the very first screening of Dreaming of Peggy Lee, a short independent film that William, landed a lead role in. I had seen the film already but my heart began beat a little quicker as the […]

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Deaf News: Eurovision Song Contest to be presented in International Sign

May 21, 2015

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The BBC has reported that the Eurovision Song Contest is to be performed in International Sign (please note, it is not a language, as stated below) for the Deaf audience. Extract below: For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language. A team of six deaf […]

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Emily Howlett : 12 hilarious things I’ve seen children say about being deaf (BSL)

May 21, 2015

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There’s plenty of doom and gloom around at the moment. It’s easy to get swallowed up in it all, and feel as though everything you see is negative. Fortunately, there’s also plenty of small children whose timely comments can punch through the despair and leave you smiling again. Or doubled over with laughter. To watch […]

Ni Gallant: 3 things I’ve learned from my time in a wheelchair – and why we have to stand together to fight welfare cuts

May 20, 2015

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I wrote this post coming to the end of a tough week for myself. But the motivation came from the people around me – since the election results came through I’ve seen that people are disillusioned and worried for their future… I want to remind people that difference is a positive, something to celebrate. Our […]

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Deaf News: deafPLUS launches new BSL video money advice service

May 19, 2015

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Today, UK charity deafPLUS launches a new national video helpline service for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users, available through www.deafplus.org. The deafPLUS BSL Money Advice Helpline will enable deaf people to get ‘face to face’ money and debt advice in the language of their choice: BSL. Access will be available regardless of where they […]

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