Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf culture«

Emily Howlett: Never mind going deaf, I’m scared of going hearing

November 11, 2014

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Once upon a time, many moons ago, a relatively young and still relatively pleasant version of me stood in the queue for dinner at school. Even as a small (and relatively pleasant) person, I had a well-developed sense of when people were looking at me. Hearing aids gave me access to some sound but nothing […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community. The concept of people being linked by something they see as being inextricably negative is ridiculous to them. A typical response goes like this one from a commenter on an article I wrote […]

Emily Howlett: Are cochlear implants child abuse, a ‘quick fix’ or a threat to Deaf identity?

September 12, 2014

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As anyone who reads my Deaf Mum column will have noticed, cochlear implants have been quite a hot topic of conversation for me recently. And when I say hot, I mean scorching. Having been burned by both sides of all the arguments over the years, I thought it was about time someone tried to look […]

Edinburgh Fringe Review: “Humour can bring Deaf culture into the mainstream.” Charlie Swinbourne reviews ‘Speech Sucks: The Future Signs’

August 22, 2014

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The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe is a strand which gives university lecturers the chance to debate the subjects they research in a humorous and audience-friendly way. One year ago, in an event called Send the Deaf to Orkney, Professor Graham Turner (Chair of Interpretation and Translation Studies at Heriot Watt university) […]

Exclusive: The 3 candidates for BDA Chair answer our questions in their BSL videos

July 30, 2014

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Recently, we posted an article telling our readers in brief about the three candidates for BDA Chair – Agnes Dyab, Terry Riley and Sylvia Simmonds. Prompted by a comment from Linda Richards on that article, we decided to ask the candidates to answer five questions in BSL so that the BDA members can compare their responses before they make […]

Ted Evans: Come along to Shuffle Festival on Sunday and watch Together, a forgotten classic about two Deaf men

July 29, 2014

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Naturally I’m always interested when deaf people are portrayed in films, I personally seek them out for my development project where I am looking at the portrayal of deaf characters in film and how sign language is captured. So if I hear I about a certain film, I have to see it and that is […]

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

July 28, 2014

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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 […]