Jen Dodds: My 3 favourite photos from the Access to Work march (BSL)

September 28, 2015


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Saturday’s Access to Work march was simply amazing. There was a great mix of Deaf and hearing people, including disabled people, non-disabled people and BSL/English interpreters. About 1,000 of us joined forces to give the government a strong and clear message: Stop making changes to access to work! We’ve had enough of your cuts! To watch this […]

Watch: Deaf Camp return one year after their viral smash ‘Happy’ with their ASL version of ‘Home’

September 25, 2015


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One year after their viral smash ASL version of Happy, the gang from Deaf Camp in America, including several British filmmakers have made a new ASL video which has already clocked up over 100,000 views. Louis Neethling, Deaf director from the UK who was one of the teachers, and recently came home from the camp, […]

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Rebecca-Anne Withey: Holistic therapies should be accessible to Deaf people too (BSL)

September 25, 2015



I’m an holistic practitioner and I’m also deaf. But are mainstream holistic, mind body spirit events truly accessible to the deaf community? My answer is… No. Like most situations in life, if I want to access something I have to go out my way to ask for what it is I need. And I had […]

Go See: Deaf theatre company Solar Bear’s play ‘Tribes,’ on tour in Scotland

September 24, 2015


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Solar Bear theatre company is set to go on tour in Scotland this autumn, with the play Tribes, which is about a young man who is deaf and born into a hearing family where sign language has never been used. Raising awareness of issues facing the deaf and hearing communities, Tribes made a huge impact when it was […]

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Read: Deaf actress Sophie Stone’s journey from single mother to leading lady

September 24, 2015



BBC Ouch have got a fantastic article about Deaf actress Sophie Stone on their site. Extract: Sophie Stone was a young deaf single mother when she won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is now getting recognition for her theatre and TV work. About to start a tour in the UK, […]

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Deaf News: NHS Trust launches British Sign Language self-help guides

September 23, 2015


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A partnership between a Deaf health charity and the NHS in the North East has led to the creation of a series of innovative new sign language guides to mental health issues. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) worked in partnership with deaf health charity SignHealth to produce 14 mental health self-help guides […]

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Go See: See Hear’s Sign Language Weekend in Bristol, 2nd-4th October

September 23, 2015


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The BBC’s See Hear programme, which is now in its 35th series, is hosting a weekend of screenings and workshops in Bristol in early October. At the event, there will be short films, a look at Deaf representation on-screen, as well as special previews of the acclaimed Marie’s Story (starring Deaf lead actress Ariana Rivoire) and Deaf actress Sophie Stone’s […]

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