Browsing All posts tagged under »BSL«

Ni Gallant: 3 things I’ve learned from my time in a wheelchair – and why we have to stand together to fight welfare cuts

May 20, 2015


I wrote this post coming to the end of a tough week for myself. But the motivation came from the people around me – since the election results came through I’ve seen that people are disillusioned and worried for their future… I want to remind people that difference is a positive, something to celebrate. Our […]

Sylvia Kenneth: If you feel you need help with mental health, seek it out

May 8, 2015


This article is about mental health issues. If you feel you need help, to find out about BSL counselling service Healthy Minds, which is run by the charity Sign Health, click here. Next week, from 11th – 17th May, is Mental Health Awareness week . As it is Mental Health Awareness week, it is most […]

Nick Sturley: Why is tactile sign language so important for Usher and deafblind people? Part 2

May 5, 2015


If you haven’t already read it, read part 1 of this article here. Following on from last month’s article, it’s not unusual for any Usher person, who has used visual frame signing, or lipreading all their lives, to be scared about making a transition to something different, like hands-on signing, once their vision has changed for […]

Jen Dodds: Why UKIP is not a Deaf-friendly party (BSL)

May 1, 2015


As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there’s soon to be an election in the UK. One thing in particular that I’ve noticed is that lots of Deaf people seem to be voting UKIP (the UK Independence Party), or thinking about it. To watch this article signed in BSL by Jen Dodds, click play below: At first, […]

Penny Batchelor: Why is it only the Green Party who are after the Deaf and disabled vote?

April 29, 2015


The manifestoes are out, the politicians’ gloves are off and there’s just over a week to go until polling day. Yet until recently, finding a concrete, worked through disability welfare policy in the parties’ manifestoes has been like looking for the Marie Celeste. As a physically disabled and deaf woman I’m very interested in political parties’ […]

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

April 26, 2015


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


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 […]