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

June 30, 2014

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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

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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

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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 […]

Transcript: Deputy Editor Andy Palmer on BBC Radio 2′s Jeremy Vine Show talking about the sign language interpreter controversy

December 12, 2013

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The popular BBC Radio 2 current affairs discussion programme, presented by Jeremy Vine, discussed the South African interpreter controversy and our Deputy Editor, Andy Palmer, was on the show to talk about the story and Limping Chicken’s role in it. Here’s a transcript of the discussion between Jeremy Vine and Andy. You can listen to […]

Deaf News: Children’s TV series Magic Hands nominated for Broadcast Award!

December 9, 2013

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Deaf media production company Remark Media has been short-listed in the ‘Best Pre-School Programme’ category at the 2014 Broadcast Awards for their programme Magic Hands – which features sign language poetry and is broadcast on the CBeebies channel. The Broadcast Awards are the Oscars of the UK television world. They recognise high achievers in mainstream TV, and […]

Deaf News: Deaf association files letter of complaint expressing “outrage” over BBC’s Holby City episode

November 15, 2013

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Following this week’s episode of Holby City, which showed a Deaf man’s daughter acting as his interpreter while he was seriously ill in hospital, Jenny Hopkins, who is the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Deaf Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC expressing her “outrage” over the storyline, which she says will do […]

Jen Dodds: No, Holby City, children should not be used as interpreters for their deaf parents

November 13, 2013

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As everyone knows, last night’s Holby City (BBC1 – catch it here on BBC iPlayer) featured a deaf man and his daughter, played by See Hear’s Memnos Costi and HIS daughter, Kachina, who both acted brilliantly, especially as it was their first time. However, it seems that the programme was a bit like Marmite – […]