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BBC responds to our article on the lack of on-demand subtitles on Sky

March 6, 2015


Below is the BBC’s response to our article on the lack of on-demand subtitles on Sky, explaining what some of the issues are: I read your Limping Chicken blog on the lack of subtitles on Sky and I thought I would offer the BBC Future Media perspective on this. Since we launched iPlayer in 2008 […]

Read: William Mager’s article telling the moving story of a Deaf couple who appeared in a 1940 Pathé video

December 18, 2014


BBC See Hear recently tracked down a Deaf couple who appeared in a Pathe news video online on their wedding day. In a BBC News article, series producer William Mager has written about the programme (which aired yesterday and can now be seen in full via the See Hear website) and the moving story they uncovered. […]

Watch: See Hear’s Access to Work special

October 24, 2014


For a full idea of the effect of the government’s Access to Work changes on Deaf people, you should watch this week’s episode of See Hear without delay. There’s interviews with Deaf employees, the BDA’s David Buxton, an interpreter, an MP, but shamefully, not the DWP – who are behind these changes. In the last […]

“I’m still the same person with the same ambitions.” TV presenter Jacqui Hames on becoming deaf

October 3, 2014


Tell us about your life and career? After a pretty ordinary childhood in South London, in 1977 I joined the Metropolitan Police at 18 ½ yrs, and from then on life became anything but ordinary. It is a challenging profession but as one of the few women in policing at the time it was always […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Music venues should follow Glastonbury and give Deaf people better access to concerts

June 30, 2014


By all accounts, this year’s Glastonbury festival went down a muddy storm, and even better, the festival has also been honoured for the way it allowed Deaf and disabled people to access the festival. BBC News has reported this morning that the festival is the first ever to be awarded ‘gold’ status by the charity Attitude […]

William Mager: A tribute to Terry Riley, Deaf broadcasting pioneer

June 3, 2014


At the end of this month, Terry Riley celebrates two personal milestones. He will receive his OBE from the Queen for services to Deaf Broadcasting and Campaigning. He’s also stepping down as Chief Executive of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. In his 30 year career in deaf television as a researcher, director, producer, series […]

Watch: BBC Breakfast News’ cochlear implant debates – with subtitles

April 1, 2014


After the video of a woman’s response to having her cochlear implant switched on went viral last week, BBC Breakfast News hosted a debate with William Mager (Series Producer of See Hear) and Craig Crowley (CEO of Action Deafness) in which they discussed the issue of how cochlear implants are viewed by the media, against […]