Browsing All posts tagged under »BSL«

Watch: Rinkoo Barpaga’s documentary about racism in the Deaf community

March 23, 2015


On the BSL Zone today there’s a new programme called Double Discrimination, which is a brand-new documentary about racism in the Deaf community. The film was made by Rinkoo Barpaga as part of the Zoom 2014 scheme for new filmmakers. It features Deaf people talking openly about their own experiences of racism and discrimination, with […]

Toby Dawson: Deaf people need access to debates including all seven political parties, too

March 3, 2015


The UK’s broadcasters have acknowledged the changing political landscape in the UK by including leaders of seven political parties in their upcoming TV debates. I think that it is absolutely imperative that Deaf BSL users are being treated just like their hearing counterparts in terms of information from the seven political parties. It is disappointing to […]

Laura Hawksworth: Deaf clubs are rich with history and culture. Young Deaf people need to support them

February 16, 2015


When I watched John Smith’s article about deaf clubs on Limping Chicken, I was inspired to tell my story from a young person’s point of view. Those days, if you ask a young person if they went to their local deaf clubs, most of them would scoff and say deaf clubs are lame. From my experience, […]

Deaf News: Deaf brothers chosen for national Entrepreneurial Spark programme

February 12, 2015


Two deaf brothers are taking part in the UK-wide Entrepreneurial Spark programme, launched in Birmingham this month in partnership with the NatWest Bank, as they develop their communication support website, (who are also a supporter of this site). Guy, 30, and Alex Orlov, 35, are among 80 small businesses and start-ups participating in the city’s […]

Jen Dodds: 5 things I’m watching out for in 2015 (BSL)

February 9, 2015


We’re only a month into 2015, but several interesting things have cropped up in the Deaf community already! So, I present you with five things that I’m going to be keeping an eye on this year: To watch this article in BSL, signed by Jen, click play below. Scroll down for the article in English. […]

Go see: BSL interpreted performance of Out Of The Cage at London’s Park Theatre

January 28, 2015


This is a paid-for post. The Park Theatre (nearest tube Finsbury Park) have a BSL interpreted performance of OUT OF THE CAGE on Friday 6th Feb, 7:45pm. OUT OF THE CAGE is the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope in World War One. This performance will be interpreted by Jeni Draper, and there is a […]

Emily Howlett: Why are deaf actors still being sidelined?

January 26, 2015


The new Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’ caused heated discussion before it was even released, with the announcement that Eddie Redmayne, an able-bodied actor, would be playing the main role. Once the film hit cinemas, the controversy only escalated, with some praising Redmayne’s performance, while others questioned whether the role should have gone […]