Browsing All posts tagged under »communication support«

Joanna Wootten: Why I love Access to Work

December 16, 2014


In the last few years, it’s been a brilliant time to be deaf. Technology has emancipated us – the internet, subtitles, skype, SMS and emails have all helped us to participate in the world. More and more deaf people have gone to university, got good jobs, and are flourishing. It’s been OK to be deaf […]

Lesley Weatherson: Find out all about Lipspeaking with Signed Support (LSS)

September 25, 2014


I’m deaf. I lip read and I find some signs help me. Can you help? A regular request for lipspeakers and a growing method of communication support. But what is it? Where does it fit? Is there a qualification? Well you certainly won’t find anything that resembles this on the Signature website. There is no […]

Anonymous: Deaf English users are unable to access registered communication professionals when they need to

August 1, 2014


Much has been said about the national shortage of British Sign Language/English Interpreters compared to countries such as Finland. Over the years, various initiatives have been set up to increase their numbers and improve professional regulation. In Scotland, there are around 80 BSL/English interpreters registered with NRCPD or The Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters […]

Meet: Alex and Guy Orlov, who have set up cSeeker, an online communication support service

July 30, 2014


The newest supporter of this site is cSeeker, which is a new company run by two Deaf brothers, Guy and Alex Orlov. Here they tell us all about themselves and their new venture. Tell me about you both? We are two Deaf brothers in our 30s, from London and Leeds. We were born in Moscow, […]

Anonymous email expresses concern over threats to support for Deaf and disabled students

May 1, 2014


Earlier this week, we published an anonymous article, which prompted a heated debate, by a notetaker asking who cares about the education deaf people are receiving in higher education. Further on the same story, this site has also received the following email, again from someone who wishes to remain anonymous, about cuts to Disabled Student […]

Who cares about deaf students in higher education? A notetaker’s (anonymous) perspective

April 29, 2014


Below is an anonymous article by a notetaker who works with deaf students in higher education. Sometimes, stuck between a tutor and interpreters who really don’t seem to care, I have to ask myself if I am the only person who cares about a deaf student’s education. Sometimes the students don’t seem to care themselves. […]

Deaf News: Scandal of deaf man ‘treated as if he had dementia’ in hospital

December 17, 2013


Yesterday we wrote about how Deaf people in Britain are struggling to access sign language and communication support, particularly in hospitals, and a story from this morning has shown just how much of a problem this is. The BBC in South East Wales has reported that a deaf man, who is 80, was treated as […]