Deaf News: RAD officially launch Hate Incident Reporting Centre

October 29, 2014



It has now become far easier for Deaf people in Essex to report hate crimes, with the news that the charity RAD has officially launched a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. The news was announced when the District Commander of Essex Police, Chief Inspector Richard Phillibrown and DC Phil Merriam – Hate Crime & Vulnerable Adults […]

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Five recent technological advances that are changing deaf people’s lives

October 29, 2014


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1. Next generation text relay Once the mainstay of communication for deaf people, Text Relay or Type Talk, as it used to be known, was being ever more replaced by email, texting, skype or video relay service. Now Text Relay is on the rise again after months of delays and years of decline with a […]

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“Our mission could be in jeopardy.” Graeae’s Jenny Sealey on impact of Access to Work problems on theatre company

October 28, 2014


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How serious is the situation facing Graeae now? Graeae supports employees and freelancers to make Access to Work applications and in any one year up to 150 applications might be made. Between 8-15% of Graeae’s costs are reclaimed through Access to Work. It enables us to employ 80+ Deaf and disabled people every year. Graeae […]

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Jen Dodds: Will ‘video texting’ app Glide really change my life? (BSL)

October 28, 2014



We Deafies love to keep in touch via the internet, so I thought I’d take a quick look at how our online communication has developed over the years… To watch this article in BSL, click play below. MSN Messenger! Remember MSN Messenger? Remember how people kept interrupting you to chat when you were trying to […]

Watch: Shocking CCTV footage of Deaf and partially sighted man being pushed onto train tracks

October 27, 2014


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Two men from Essex have been jailed for 22 months and nine months respectively following a horrific incident where they pushed a Deaf man who is also registered blind onto train tracks at Chelmsford station. The video of the CCTV footage has been released, and shows the 31 year old Deaf man being pushed off […]

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Tabitha Laksimi: The UK needs BSL as a second language. Here’s why

October 27, 2014



Before the why’s – How? We can make use of those who would be interested from the estimated 70,000 who already know and use BSL, along with those interested in learning it, to develop teachers who can then teach it to primary school children from age 4 until secondary school, by which point they should […]

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Ask the chicken: My husband won’t let me turn on the subtitles on TV. What should I do?

October 26, 2014



Here’s another popular article from our archive, first published in May 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing In an uncertain world, there’s one person you can turn to for dependable advice: the limping chicken. Offering sensible advice for all kinds of common deaf-related problems. Without further ado, here’s the first […]

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