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“Sometimes I say ‘comma’ when I’m talking to my friends.” The day Charlie met Ai-Media’s live captioners

May 22, 2015


Ai-Media have been one of this site’s longest-serving supporters, and on Wednesday, intrigued by how live captions are provided, I visited their team to meet them and find out how it all works. The company are based in a light, airy building only a few minutes from London’s Waterloo station. Soon after I arrived, they were […]

Emily Howlett : 12 hilarious things I’ve seen children say about being deaf (BSL)

May 21, 2015


There’s plenty of doom and gloom around at the moment. It’s easy to get swallowed up in it all, and feel as though everything you see is negative. Fortunately, there’s also plenty of small children whose timely comments can punch through the despair and leave you smiling again. Or doubled over with laughter. To watch […]

Ni Gallant: 3 things I’ve learned from my time in a wheelchair – and why we have to stand together to fight welfare cuts

May 20, 2015


I wrote this post coming to the end of a tough week for myself. But the motivation came from the people around me – since the election results came through I’ve seen that people are disillusioned and worried for their future… I want to remind people that difference is a positive, something to celebrate. Our […]

Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 11: My film premieres TONIGHT at Deaffest! Here’s what I learned

May 15, 2015


We’re nearly at the end of the road for my short film The Quiet Ones. The trailer has been released and the film premiers tonight in Wolverhampton, where it is being shown at Deaffest’s 10th Anniversary (eek!). So now seems like a good time to reflect back on the whole process and share a few […]

Deaf News: Success for #toylikeme campaign as London firm agrees to make Deaf doll

May 14, 2015


London 3D Printing toy company have answered the Toy Like Me campaign call for better diversity in the toy box by producing the UK’s first ever Deaf doll – complete with hearing aids and signing hands. The Toy Like Me team, led by two deaf mothers, approached Makie dolls, (who produce bespoke 3D printed […]

Look: At photographer Bethany Davies’ photos of life at home with her deaf parents

May 13, 2015


One of our readers called Bethany Davies, recently got in touch with details of a photography project she has completed, featuring photographs of her Deaf parents. Bethany, who is hearing, is in her final year of university at the University Centre at Blackburn College, and gave her project the title ‘Seen and not hearing: The parent project.’ […]

Deafstudent: How I played a part in election night

May 12, 2015


Have you ever wondered what happens to your vote after the polls close at 10pm? Obviously it goes to be counted – and you can see the counts being done on the television on election night, but inbetween? Well I can tell you, because your friendly Deafstudent signed up to be a ballot box runner […]