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Deaf News: No jokes about bum notes please – Canadian orchestra to provide deaf visitors with vibrating chairs

November 29, 2013


A newly designed vibrating, audio-tactile device  chair will be offered to deaf members of the audience at the forthcoming Orchestra London Christmas Concert in Canada. The Emoti-Chair, which was developed in conjunction with Ryerson University’s Inclusive Media and Design Centre, works by picking up sounds with a microphone, running them through an amplifier and transforming them into […]

Deaf News: Model school in the Philippines launches family communication programme for students

November 22, 2013


A school in the Philippines is showing the way forward for the education of deaf children. By being in touch with their student’s needs, staff can encourage them to learn through play, as well as structured lessons using a variety of communication techniques. Miriam College’s Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf (MC-SAID), in Quezon City, […]

Deaf News: Duo create first British song created by an all-deaf team

November 8, 2013


Singer-songwriter Rebecca-Anne Withey and musician Stephen Heselton have teamed up to produce their first song, ‘See You In The Sky’. Both Rebecca-Anne and Stephen are deaf, making this the first song in Britain to be written, sung and produced by an all-deaf  creative team. Rebecca-Anne has written songs since childhood. Growing up in the Black […]

Deaf News: Deaf man told to leave restaurant because of his hearing dog

November 1, 2013


A news story has shown problems with access for hearing dogs are not limited to the UK. The fast-food chain, Wendy’s, have received negative press following an incident at their Hamilton branch in New Zealand. The manager asked Roger Drower to leave the restaurant after a customer complained about him entering with his hearing dog, […]

Deaf news: Vandals target popular deaf-run Derby cafe for 7th time

August 21, 2013


A popular deaf-run cafe in Derby is counting the cost of yet another bout of criminal damage on its building. The Arboretum Park Cafe was targeted by vandals between Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August. Criminals climbed onto the roof of the cafe, damaged a skylight window and tried to break into the building. The […]

Deaf News: Deaf couple’s bungalow blast was arson, say police

August 16, 2013


The deaf couple that survived an explosion in their home this week thanks to new vibrating smoke alarms were victims of arson, police have revealed. Leicestershire police were told by fire service investigators that petrol was used to start a fire, which then led to an explosion that demolished much of the building. The explosion also […]

Deaf News: Deaf boy to receive ears grown from his own ribs

August 5, 2013


An eight-year-old boy who was born with microtia, a condition affecting the growth of the outer ear, will be given new ears built from his own rib cartilage. Surgeons will create the ears for Kieran Sorkin and graft them onto the sides of his head. It is hoped that the operation will improve his hearing […]