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Ian Noon: Welfare and deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 26, 2015

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Continuing our series of blogs on what’s changed over the past five years in relation to deaf children, this blog looks at welfare policy. From DLA to PIP One big change to affect deaf young people is the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for those over 16. Both DLA […]

Ian Noon: Audiology services for deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 25, 2015

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Continuing our series of blogs on the upcoming election, this blog takes a look at the government’s record on health and audiology services in England. What’s changed? One of the big changes over the past five years has been the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It’s fair to say that this got a rocky […]

Watch: Irina Drytchak’s poem CODA about being a Child Of Deaf Adults

April 20, 2015

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Irina Drytchak got in touch with us last week to tell us about a signed poetry clip she has written and performed in, which was filmed and edited by Deaf director Bim Ajadi. The clip has voiceover and subtitles. She says: “The aim of the poem is to share my experiences with people and especially […]

Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

April 18, 2015

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At weekends and bank holidays, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a […]

Read: Jenny Sealey’s Guardian blog: “We will not let government cuts make us invisible”

April 14, 2015

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The Artistic Director of Graeae theatre company, Jenny Sealey, who is Deaf, has written a blog for the Guardian about the effect of Access to Work cuts on both her work and the work of Graeae. In the article she explains how her work has been limited by a lack of sign language support, and […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: Sign language shouldn’t be used for novelty value by people who don’t understand its content

April 14, 2015

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As someone who works in signed song – that is, performing songs in sign language – my first priority is always the comprehension of the signs. I take the responsibility of making lyrics accessible verrrrry seriously. That doesn’t mean they have to look uninteresting, however. Oh no. One of the most beautiful aspects of working […]

Go see: BSL cookery demonstrations at Borough Market in London

March 31, 2015

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Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at London’s Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall, between 12.30-2pm. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from […]