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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 […]

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

December 12, 2013


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


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


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


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 – […]

Watch: See Hear presenter Memnos Costi appearing in Holby City!

November 4, 2013


Here is the See Hear report (fully subtitled) on their presenter Memnos Costi’s appearance on BBC1′s long-running medical drama, Holby City, along with his talented daughter. The episode Memnos stars in airs on 12th November, but thanks to the See Hear team, we’ve been able to share this sneak preview…

BBC subtitle issues rumble on: Super fast, super small and super invisible

October 22, 2013


Frustration with the quality of subtitles from BBC’s iPlayer continue among deaf viewers unabated. Although the BBC uploaded a fix to iPlayer last week, which has resolved problems with missing or jumpy subtitles, viewers are reporting new problems. Some viewers accessing iPlayer on internet connected TV’s are reporting super-small subtitles that left one viewer with […]