Deaf News: Deaf woman’s complaint against GP who wouldn’t provide interpreter upheld by ombudsman (BSL)

February 23, 2015

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A Deaf woman who uses BSL has had her complaint against her GP upheld by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The woman, who is from Northern Europe and is a BSL user, was provided with an interpreter until 2011, when the funding for the interpreter was suddenly withdrawn. The woman was told that instead, she would […]

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Manchester to hold its first Deaf Rave tomorrow night

February 23, 2015

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Manchester will host its first Deaf Rave tomorrow night. The Deaf Rave will be the first of its kind in the city and will take place on the 24th February at Odd bar in the Northern Quarter. Young people from Manchester Deaf Centre have been busy planning it for other deaf young people. The young […]

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How to follow the Limping Chicken (and pick up some eggs!)

February 22, 2015

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The Limping Chicken publishes new articles every weekday. To make sure you don’t miss an article, make sure you are following our posts. You can do this by email, on Facebook or on Twitter! Here’s how: By email The easiest way to make sure you never miss an article is to sign up by email. All […]

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BSL translation: Rebecca Atkinson highlights the irony of Usher in the Deaf community

February 21, 2015

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Last week, Rebecca Atkinson wrote about how Deaf people with Usher are treated in the Deaf community. Thanks to Sarah Reed, we now have a BSL translation of the article. Click play below to watch Rebecca’s article in BSL. There are two clips of the translation. Sarah’s own views will appear in a future post on this site.

The Question: Can Deaf awareness courses really be taught?

February 21, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com This week’s question could be seen as being a bit provocative. Am I suggesting that deaf awareness courses have no value, or that the work of deaf […]

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Charlie Swinbourne: Are interpreters like #Signguy, who sign during public emergencies, going viral for the right reasons?

February 20, 2015

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Another storm, another sign language interpreter goes viral. In Queensland, Australia, a sign language interpreter has appeared on TV alongside Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to warn the public how to stay safe during a category 5 cyclone. The TV audience saw his signing and went crazy about it, and now he’s gone viral. His name is Mark Cave, but to Twitter […]

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Deaf News: Degree course for Deaf actors and performers launched in Scotland

February 20, 2015

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This just in – the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has launched a degree for Deaf actors and performers. The press release says: We are now accepting applications for BA Performance in British Sign Language and English. This undergraduate degree is designed for deaf or hard of hearing performers who want to pursue professional drama training […]

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