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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 […]

Deaf News: Bexley Mayor congratulates first Level 4 Communication Support Workers in the UK

October 23, 2013


There was a proud moment for a group of Communication Support Workers and for Deaf Umbrella (one of this site’s supporters) when the Bexley Mayor visited their offices last week to congratulate the first Level 4 CSW’s in the UK. Rachel Hubbard, from Deaf Umbrella, told us: “With individual student needs it is important that […]

Deaf News: Communication Support Bill published as deaf campaign reaches crucial point

October 15, 2013


It’s the Bill you’ve all been waiting for (at the bottom of the article). Here is the Communications Support (Deaf People) Bill that is due to be debated in Parliament on Friday 25th October .. if there’s time. It is the third piece of business on the order paper for the day’s parliamentary business and needs […]

Deaf News: Deaf Umbrella’s Rachel Hubbard wins South London Entrepreneur of the Year

July 9, 2013


Rachel Hubbard, founder and CEO of Bexley-based Deaf Umbrella East - a loyal supporter of this site – has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year at the South London Business Awards ceremony held on 4 July at the Riverbank Park Plaza, London, hosted by BBC Radio’s James Cannon. From hundreds of entries, 89 finalists were shortlisted for […]

Meet: Lesley Weatherson, award-winning lipspeaker!

March 26, 2013


Nearly all of us know what a sign language interpreter is, but how many of us have ever tried using a lipspeaker? We spoke to Lesley Weatherson from Lipspeaker UK (who also support this site!) to find out what kind of  support a lipspeaker can offer. Lesley won a Signature Regional Award for her work last year. How […]