BSL video: Water Aid thank Deaf community for water challenge donations – then soak themselves!

July 18, 2014

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Here’s a nice video to end the week. Two members of staff from the charity Water Aid post a video (with subtitles and a BSL interpreter) thanking the Deaf community for all the donations that have poured in from people taking the water challenge. Then they take the challenge themselves. Take a look. Remember, it’s easy […]

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Andy Palmer: 10 situations when knowing sign language can help any deaf child (BSL)

July 18, 2014

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Many severely or profoundly deaf kids these days wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. Some parents, new to the experience of having deaf children and advised by audiologists and scientists, may think that sign language seems unnecessary and their focus wholly falls on listening skills and speech development. But what happens when things don’t go to plan? Like […]

One of these three people is the next Chair of the BDA. Who are YOU voting for?

July 18, 2014

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The British Deaf Association has long been regarded as the charity for the Deaf, signing community, so being Chair of the BDA is no walk in the park. The role is voluntary, and among numerous other tasks, the Chair of the BDA works in partnership with David Buxton, the CEO, and leads the Board of Trustees in planning strategy […]

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Limping Chicken passes two million page views!

July 17, 2014

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A few minutes ago, Limping Chicken passed the 2 million views mark! Here’s a few words from our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne… It took us about a year and a half to reach a million views, which happened last October, and I didn’t expect that we’d clock up another million so soon. A big part of […]

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Watch: Departure Lounge, a moving drama about Deaf friendship in hospital

July 17, 2014

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This week, on digital TV and online, the BSL Zone is showing Departure Lounge, an award-winning half hour drama about the friendship between two Deaf men in hospital, who turn to one another when their lives are in crisis. The drama, which was made in 2009, was directed by Louis Neethling, and written by this […]

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Deaf people in Zambia struggle to access HIV information

July 17, 2014

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All Africa website has reported on the problems Deaf people have accessing HIV information in Zambia, a country that prides itself on its HIV information services. The article tells the story of Faith, a Deaf woman, and also explains some of the background – with disabled women Zambia “particularly vulnerable to abuse and abandonment since they […]

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Deaf News: Deaf people in Camden say they are “frightened” and “stressed out” by closure of disability service

July 16, 2014

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The Ham and High has reported on how the closure of Camden’s DISC disability support service has left Deaf people in the area unable to access council services. DISC, which stands for Disability in Camden, closed earlier this year after 40 years of supporting local residents. Extract: The fallout following the closure of a disability charity […]

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