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Emily Howlett: Top 10 Halloween outfits for Deafies!

October 31, 2014


1) The Thing You know that disembodied hand from The Addams Family that crawls all over the place? Well, it can sometimes feel like that’s how the world sees us signing deafies – just strange, blurry hands waving about, not actually connected to a human being. So I say, for once, give the people what […]

Meet: Craig Jones, who runs CJ Interpreting Service, which is Deaf-led

October 30, 2014


One of our newest supporters is CJ Interpreting Service. Here, Craig Jones, who is also Deaf, tells us about the company and about his career. Tell us about the company. What do you provide and whereabouts are you based? The company is called CJ Interpreting Service (CJIS) which is obviously named after me being a […]

Professor Graham Turner: 10 key issues relating to the Access to Work crisis

October 30, 2014


While The Limping Chicken has made sure that Deaf people are appropriately stirred up about ATW, See Hear and William Mager have done the community a service by helping to drive this issue up the wider public agenda. Here are some of the key issues as I see them: 1. When did we start calling […]

Watch: Shocking CCTV footage of Deaf and partially sighted man being pushed onto train tracks

October 27, 2014


Two men from Essex have been jailed for 22 months and nine months respectively following a horrific incident where they pushed a Deaf man who is also registered blind onto train tracks at Chelmsford station. The video of the CCTV footage has been released, and shows the 31 year old Deaf man being pushed off […]

Geraldine O’Halloran: Update on the Stop Changes to Access to Work campaign (BSL)

October 23, 2014


Hello, my name’s Geraldine O’Halloran. I’m one of the founding members of the Stop Changes to AtW group. I’d just like to give you a brief update about what’s been happening recently. To watch this article in BSL, click play below. Importantly, we’ve been working with a law firm called Leigh Day, who are outraged […]

Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014


In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]

Emily Howlett: For my young son, signing is last week’s trick. Speech has taken over…

October 14, 2014


Do you know, even before there was the remotest chance I might ever become a mother, I was a great believer in the brilliance of babies signing. I don’t mean ‘baby sign’; that chubby hand waving that bears no resemblance to BSL or assistance to communication beyond being cute to watch, which I still harbour […]