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Deaf people have until 5pm on MONDAY to tell Ofcom whether they want more funding for TV programmes in BSL

September 19, 2014


On Wednesday, we posted a See Hear interview with Ofcom’s Peter Bourton about the new consultation for sign language programmes on TV (there are subtitled and signed versions). Ofcom are asking Deaf people 6 questions, and depending on the response, the amount of funding given to make programmes in BSL (via the BSL Zone) could […]

Watch: Ofcom’s Peter Bourton talks to See Hear about the new consultation for sign language on TV

September 17, 2014


Ofcom are currently looking for responses from Deaf people about whether they think TV channels should contribute more towards sign language provision on TV (find out more about that here). Here, Peter Bourton talks to See Hear’s William Mager about the regulation of subtitled and signed television in the UK, and what the consultation aims […]

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

September 1, 2014


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


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


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


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


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 […]