Browsing All posts tagged under »BSL«

Jen Dodds: Why from now on, I’ll be aiming to sign (and write) my articles for Limping Chicken! (BSL)

April 11, 2014

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Last month, I wrote about how non-signing deaf people keep saying “what about us?” when signing deaf people campaign for BSL related stuff, like a BSL Act. That article went online at about 7am; lots of people read it and commented about it, including on Twitter and Facebook. Then, at 10 or 11am that day, […]

The Secret Deafie: How many deaf old people are left frightened and confused at the lack of communication while in hospital?

April 10, 2014

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Donna Williams’ and Matt Dixon’s recent posts have inspired me to talk about my mother to mark the second anniversary of her death. In the last few years of her life her increasingly frequent visits to hospital coincided with age-related hearing loss , which made it increasingly difficult for her to communicate with medical staff, […]

Amanda Everitt: 5 things that French people do better than us

April 9, 2014

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Us Brits love peering down our glasses at our Continental neighbours and sniggering at the striped t-shirt beret wearing Frenchman. It’s part of what makes us British – the ability to mock anyone who eats frogs legs. However, in my time in France, I have noticed that there are some things that the French may […]

Charlie Swinbourne: As genetic testing develops, will deaf people have to fight for our right to exist?

April 8, 2014

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What does the term “child abuse” mean to you? Most people would think immediately of emotional or physical abuse. Sexual abuse. Neglect. What else? Well, how about allowing a deaf baby to be born? This isn’t my question, but one asked aloud in an interview published in Saturday’s Guardian, with scientist Sharon Moalem, who has written […]

Emily Howlett: How reporting my hospital experience to the NHS made a real difference

April 7, 2014

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A few months back, I found myself strapped to a spinal board in the back of an ambulance blue-flashing its way towards Accident and Emergency. It wasn’t for fun, I assure you. However, with the kind of extreme luck usually reserved for Lottery winners and those who accidentally buy a house next door to George […]

Teresa Garratty: Is it time for deaf people to be a little less angry?

April 7, 2014

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there seem to be an awful lot of angry Deaf people about. I bet some of you are already becoming enraged by reading that last sentence. Now, calm down dear! After all, life’s too short and I’m not even bothered. See? Look at my face… I’m not exactly […]

Deaf News: Newcastle United FC allegedly refused to provide sign language interpreter for Deaf mascot – unless father waited outside the ground

April 3, 2014

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It has been alleged on social media that Newcastle United Football Club have allegedly refused to provide a 9 year old Deaf mascot with a sign language interpreter – unless his father waits outside the ground. The 9 year old boy was due to be the mascot at Saturday’s game against Manchester United, and it […]