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“She was sassy.” Donna Williams: My review of Dr Who: Under the Lake

October 13, 2015


As a deaf whovian, I’ve sometimes wondered how the TARDIS would translate in sign language. Would there be words floating in the air, a ghostly voiceover, a PADD link-up with the TARDIS? A hologram interpreter, a setting on the sonic sunglasses, the Doctor suddenly breaking out in fluent sign language to the bemusement of his […]

“I think the future looks bright.” William Mager tells us about upcoming changes to See Hear

May 1, 2015


There are a range of changes happening at BBC See Hear, including changing to being shown on a monthly basis, so we interviewed Series Producer William Mager to find out more. Read on below. See Hear’s changing slot, and becoming a monthly programme. Why is this, and what will change? We’re moving from making a […]

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 […]