Andy Palmer: Can we really crack the deaf health problem?

July 27, 2015


Andy Palmer - Deputy Editor

The June sun blazed outside the busy meeting room where I was holding Peterborough’s first ever deaf health forum. Inside, Peterborough’s deaf people had the opportunity to tell it like it is to NHS executives Sue Last and Ian Weller. Person after person rose to their feet to talk about their experiences. For two hours, […]

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Samuel Dore: The Frustrations of being a Deaf Cinephile

July 25, 2015


Samuel Dore

At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing I’m a kid of the 70’s and the 80’s when everything was analogue and celluloid. It was the era of the summer blockbuster, and we had films from Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones), […]

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Charlie Swinbourne: 6 things to consider before joining a money-making scheme (BSL)

July 24, 2015


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Transcript: I’m making this video to encourage people to be careful about joining money-making schemes which are appearing out there, some of which might give people the impression they can get rich quickly. To watch Charlie signing his article, click play below, or scroll down to continue in English! I remember the Heart scheme, [which was […]

Herbert Klein: Memorial lecture in honour of Dr Nick Kitson, who transformed Deaf mental health services

July 23, 2015


Dr Nick Kitson

I am here to give a talk in memory of a great man – Nick Kitson. In 1984, Dr Nick Kitson started working with Deaf people as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Springfield Hospital. He had no prior knowledge of Deaf people and/or services and only encountered this upon commencement of his job. He studied Deaf services, sign language, culture […]

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Jen Dodds: Why I’m marching for Access to Work (and you should too!)

July 22, 2015


Jen Dodds

As I’m sure you know, there have been a lot of cuts recently, with the cuts and caps to Access to Work (AtW) funding affecting deaf people in particular. To watch this article signed by Jen, click play below, or scroll down to continue reading! AtW, in theory, should mean that deaf and disabled people […]

Go See: Family BSL Pop-up Performances at the V&A Museum in London

July 21, 2015


Little Red

Did you know that the V&A Museum in London has BSL performances especially for families? On 1st and 22nd August, three times a day, there will be BSL interpretation of two exciting and unique performances by signer Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella. Matthew is completely involved in the action of each story, interacting with the […]

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Shari Eberts: Coming Out of My Hearing Loss Closet

July 21, 2015


Shari Eberts

My father had hearing loss but never discussed it. His mother had hearing loss but pretended she did not. I spent 10 years in denial about my own hearing loss, and then another 10 years hiding it. So how did I become this new person, a hearing health advocate, the Board Chair of Hearing Health […]

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