Deaf News: Study is published in two medical journals showing poor health care cuts Deaf lives short

January 26, 2015

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The world’s first large scale study of the health of Deaf people, compared with the hearing population, has been published in two medical journals today. BMJ Open and the BJGP (British Journal of General Practice) both carry the results of the research. It revealed shocking inequality in treatment, which means that some Deaf people are […]

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Emily Howlett: Why are deaf actors still being sidelined?

January 26, 2015

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The new Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’ caused heated discussion before it was even released, with the announcement that Eddie Redmayne, an able-bodied actor, would be playing the main role. Once the film hit cinemas, the controversy only escalated, with some praising Redmayne’s performance, while others questioned whether the role should have gone […]

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Rebecca-Anne Withey: A response to Brian Duffy’s film ‘Strangers’

January 25, 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 I’ve just got round to watching Brian Duffy’s short film ‘Strangers’. Using dialogues led by a young deaf guy and his parents, it showed its audience just […]

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How many do you know? 15 amazing deaf sports stars!

January 24, 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 On Sunday, Derrick Coleman became the first deaf American Footballer to win the SuperBowl. Let’s take a look at him and some other well known (and some […]

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Charlie Swinbourne: Why you should watch the brand-new Deaf sitcom, Small World

January 23, 2015

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Before Christmas, I had the pleasure of watching a very new kind of Deaf programme being created – a Deaf sitcom, performed entirely in BSL, called Small World. You could say Small World is like a Deaf version of the TV comedy Friends, a snappy, punchy comedy about a group of people around the same […]

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Deaf News: Missing Deaf man in Sussex found after BSL appeal from policeman

January 22, 2015

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We reported yesterday on a missing Deaf man called Thomas Swan in Sussex, who hadn’t been seen since Friday last week. Sergeant Glen Barham, who is the Hampshire Constabulary Police Link Officer for Deaf people, signed an appeal for information as to Thomas’s whereabouts (see below). We’re pleased to report that in a comment last night […]

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Jen Dodds: 5 tips for making your own BSL video for Limping Chicken! (BSL)

January 22, 2015

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So you’re thinking of sending a BSL video to Limping Chicken, but you’re not feeling very confident, or aren’t sure how to do it? We at Limping Chicken would love to have more articles in BSL. So, we’ve put together a few tips to hopefully encourage you to send one in! To watch this article […]

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