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Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014

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Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf actress, Sophie Stone. The play, called Woman of Flowers, is produced by acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge, embarks on a UK tour this September and is an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh tale. The play will star Deaf actress Sophie Stone, the first […]

Deaf News: Partnership means theatre plays will be released with captions online

August 20, 2014

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The charity STAGETEXT (who are one of our supporters) and DIGITAL THEATRE are delighted to announce that they have formed a partnership to make acclaimed, entertaining theatre available with captions online. Six fully captioned theatre productions will be available to rent or buy online via the Digital Theatre website with the option of captioning from […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 annoying things about going on holiday when you’re deaf

August 19, 2014

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Holidays. You work yourself to the bone (or merely to the beak in the Chicken’s case) all year round and your reward is two weeks away from home when you get to relax, unwind, switch off, and enjoy yourself. I’ve just come back from two weeks in Scotland and don’t get me wrong, I had an […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

August 19, 2014

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The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014

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NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

“It’s amazing to find out that someone has gone back to the theatre after a 10 year absence.” Meet outgoing STAGETEXT CEO, Tabitha Allum

August 14, 2014

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After ten years leading STAGETEXT, the charity that work to provide access to theatre and the arts through captioning and speech-to-text, their Chief Executive Tabitha Allum is moving on. Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne, who worked for the charity for one year, interviewed her about her experiences and the legacy she leaves behind. How did you […]

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 […]