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Geraldine O’Halloran: Update on the Stop Changes to Access to Work campaign (BSL)

October 23, 2014

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Hello, my name’s Geraldine O’Halloran. I’m one of the founding members of the Stop Changes to AtW group. I’d just like to give you a brief update about what’s been happening recently. To watch this article in BSL, click play below. Importantly, we’ve been working with a law firm called Leigh Day, who are outraged […]

Trizia Wells: How soldiers with hearing loss returning from WW1 changed perceptions of deafness

October 23, 2014

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Mike Gulliver wrote recently about the need for academics and researchers to consult more closely with the deaf community on projects concerning them. As a freelance community researcher working with disabled groups, I wanted to share my recent experience of working with deaf people on a WW1 commemorative exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds […]

Deaf News: Deaf man who has set up his own business shows how Access to Work SHOULD work

October 21, 2014

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There’s been a lot of negative stories about deaf people have struggled to gain support from the government’s Access to Work scheme, so here’s a story to remind everyone how the scheme is supposed to work, and how, when it does, deaf people can benefit from it. A deaf man from Scunthorpe has been able […]

“We are all on our own ultimately, and that is where my work comes from.” Meet Deaf artist and author Louise Stern

October 21, 2014

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You are an artist and an author – how much were you exposed to art and literature in your younger years? My folks always had books around the house and Dad would read to us every night or make up wild stories for us. My sister, brother and I always looked forward to story time. My mother […]

Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 4: Working with a hearing (god forbid) producer

October 20, 2014

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Something has become very apparent to me this month, and that is the importance of communication. So many things are down to how well you communicate. For this film, we’re working with a number of people with different communication methods. It’s very easy to lose track of who can hear and who can sign. Many […]

Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014

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In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]

Go see: Sencity party in London next weekend!

October 17, 2014

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Ingredients: Seventeen team members. Five senses. Four elements. Two nights. Vibrating dancefloors. Aroma jockeys from Holland. Visual jockey from America. Food that’ll make your tastebuds tingle with anti…. cipation. 13 DJs including Utah Jazz, Grooverider and… Fabio, who has been described as one of the best DJs of all time. Burlesque dancers. Signing performers. Deaf […]