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800 Deaf campers enjoy this year’s Sign Circle festival!

July 28, 2014


800 Deaf campers are today making their way home after enjoying this year’s Sign Circle camping festival, which was held in Longridge, Lancashire. Among this year’s attractions were a new ‘pub bus’ (above) improvised comedy (below), signed poetry, drama and media workshops, an outdoor cinema from the BSL Zone, dog show, mud wrestling, zorbing, and […]

Michael Uniacke: The impossibility of chatting at a urinal when you’re deaf

May 26, 2014


Films often show scenes of women gathered in their powder room during interval at the cinema, or at a social event at the local town hall. We see them peering into mirrors and chatting with girlfriends as they adjust dresses, plot strategy, review tactics, and perhaps even powder their noses. They are going about women’s […]

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

April 11, 2014


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, […]

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

April 9, 2014


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 […]

Watch: BBC Breakfast News’ cochlear implant debates – with subtitles

April 1, 2014


After the video of a woman’s response to having her cochlear implant switched on went viral last week, BBC Breakfast News hosted a debate with William Mager (Series Producer of See Hear) and Craig Crowley (CEO of Action Deafness) in which they discussed the issue of how cochlear implants are viewed by the media, against […]

Deaf News: £245,000 for research into England’s first Deaf church

January 9, 2014


Dr William John Lyons, senior lecturer in the University of Bristol’s Department of Religion and Theology, has secured a three year Leverhulme Trust project grant worth £244,911 for his project ‘Scripture, dissent and Deaf space: St Saviour’s, Oxford Street’. St Saviour’s was England’s first Deaf Church, built in 1870 after a committee of seven Deaf […]

Cristina Hartmann: What it is like to be deaf from birth

January 3, 2014


Previously published on The Daily Beast and republished here by kind permission of Cristina Hartmann. In many ways, being born deaf is quite normal; in other ways, it’s not. I did a lot of “normal” things: joined the Little League (where I was one of the worst players, unrelated to my hearing or lack thereof); […]