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Deaf News: American Deaf woman sues to get sign language interpreter for baby’s birth

September 1, 2014

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Earlier this year, a British Deaf couple made headlines when they complained about the lack of an interpreter during their baby’s birth. Things aren’t any better across the Atlantic, as this story from America shows. Extract from the Miami Herald: Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital to give […]

Joseph Santini: How Deaf students can avoid isolation when they first start university or college

August 27, 2014

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Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf people. It’s a wonderful place, and definitely more accessible for a Deaf scholar than most, but chances are you don’t go there. Most Deaf teenagers in America and around the world go to non-deaf universities and colleges. In discussions and interviews certain themes about getting […]

Jen Dodds: Five reasons why I give Deaf camping festival Sign Circle the thumbs up! (BSL)

August 22, 2014

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To see this article in BSL, signed by Jen, just click here or scroll down the page! The last Sign Circle festival may have been last month, but I’m still buzzing from its positivity. In fact, here are five reasons why I give Sign Circle the thumbs up (in no particular order)… 1. Camping! Camping […]

Martin McLean: Can family access to BSL be improved? An opportunity looms…

August 21, 2014

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Martin McLean, I-Sign Project Manager at the National Deaf Children’s Society looks at the upcoming changes to education laws in England for children with special educational needs and how access to British Sign Language (BSL) could be improved as a result. What will the changes include? September 1st  is a big date in the calendar. […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014

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NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

Amanda Everitt: Nursery Rhymes can be expressed in sign language, too

August 4, 2014

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty  Together again. I learnt these nursery rhymes when I was a wee kid. I flashed my hands for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and they went round and round in the Wheels on […]

Exclusive: The 3 candidates for BDA Chair answer our questions in their BSL videos

July 30, 2014

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Recently, we posted an article telling our readers in brief about the three candidates for BDA Chair - Agnes Dyab, Terry Riley and Sylvia Simmonds. Prompted by a comment from Linda Richards on that article, we decided to ask the candidates to answer five questions in BSL so that the BDA members can compare their responses before they make […]