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Andy Palmer: GPs should have access to video interpreting or STTR on the road. As standard

July 22, 2014

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I confess, I’ve done it. I did it more than once and I wouldn’t have had it any other way at the time. In the same circumstances I would do it again. To what am I confessing? Interpreting for my deaf family in medical situations, of course. Some people say that the reason why sign […]

London’s Royal Court theatre offers £10 tickets for captioned and BSL performances to Limping Chicken readers

July 15, 2014

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The Royal Court theatre, Britain’s leading theatre for new plays, has launched a new season of accessible performances for deaf people – featuring captioned and BSL interpreted performances – so you can follow every line of dialogue. Even better, the theatre have introduced a special offer for our readers (for accessible performances only). You can […]

Deaf News: Vodafone teams up with SignVideo so Deaf customers can contact them in BSL

June 13, 2014

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Our supporter SignVideo has agreed to work with Vodafone, one of the world’s leading mobile communications providers, to offer deaf people a new way to contact the company. BSL users can now click on the SignVideo BSL Live link from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Within minutes, they will be connected to one of the […]

Anonymous email expresses concern over threats to support for Deaf and disabled students

May 1, 2014

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Earlier this week, we published an anonymous article, which prompted a heated debate, by a notetaker asking who cares about the education deaf people are receiving in higher education. Further on the same story, this site has also received the following email, again from someone who wishes to remain anonymous, about cuts to Disabled Student […]

Deaf News: Ofcom study reveals average 5.6 second delay in live subtitles – nearly DOUBLE recommended delay

April 30, 2014

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Ofcom today published its first report on the quality of live TV subtitles provided by broadcasters in the UK, looking at the accuracy, speed and latency (delay between speech and the subtitle appearing) of live subtitles. Subtitles are used by over a million people with hearing impairments to watch TV. Addressing concerns from viewers, Ofcom […]

Who cares about deaf students in higher education? A notetaker’s (anonymous) perspective

April 29, 2014

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Below is an anonymous article by a notetaker who works with deaf students in higher education. Sometimes, stuck between a tutor and interpreters who really don’t seem to care, I have to ask myself if I am the only person who cares about a deaf student’s education. Sometimes the students don’t seem to care themselves. […]

Emily Howlett: How reporting my hospital experience to the NHS made a real difference

April 7, 2014

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A few months back, I found myself strapped to a spinal board in the back of an ambulance blue-flashing its way towards Accident and Emergency. It wasn’t for fun, I assure you. However, with the kind of extreme luck usually reserved for Lottery winners and those who accidentally buy a house next door to George […]