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

April 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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); […]

Lizzie Ward: Looking for belonging between the deaf and hearing worlds

December 18, 2013

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What does it mean to you, belonging? Does it mean belonging to a group, or to another person, or to yourself? Is belonging essential for living a happy life? Is belonging something to aim for? I have always wondered this. As individuals, do we have to belong to a particular group in order to create […]

Elisabeth McDermott: Incloodu – a visual, musical, artistic and creative experience

November 15, 2013

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I was invited along to the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival, which was held on Saturday 9th November at RichMix on Bethnal Green Road – and along I went! Having missed an opportunity to go to the French Clin D’Oeil Deaf Arts Festival (I will get there one day), I thought I couldn’t miss this. The […]