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Deaf community asked to provide evidence to support BSL (Scotland) Bill

November 25, 2014

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The BSL (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Mark Griffin MSP on 29th October 2014. Now, Scotland’s Education and Culture Committee is asking Deaf people to provide their views on the Bill. The Bill seeks to promote the use of BSL, and responses can be given in BSL (via video) or in written […]

Deaf News: NDCS warns Tower Hamlets Council that closure of only nursery with deaf resource base “will break the law”

November 25, 2014

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Last week, we reported on a campaign to save the only day nursery that offers a resource base for the deaf/partially hearing children in the borough. Husna Begum, the chair of the Tower Hamlets Deaf Children’s Society, wrote that there are four nurseries in threat of closure/ privatisation by Tower Hamlets Local Authority, and one of them […]

Do Deaf people communicate better than hearing people? Meet Bruno Kahne, who teaches hearing people Deaf communication skills

November 23, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Bruno Kahne has worked for the last 15 years as an auditor, trainer and consultant for companies in fields as varied as the nuclear, food […]

Donna Williams: S*** people say… to sign language interpreters

November 22, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com In the midst of my preparations for – or rather avoiding my preparations for Signing Hands Across the Water, I’ve been collecting some information for this post […]

SignHealth: Watch Channel 4’s documentary TONIGHT showcasing our work with Deaf children in Uganda (BSL)

November 21, 2014

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Oscar is deaf. He is only five years old but his community have already nicknamed him ‘Kasiru’. In Uganda, kasiru means stupid. To watch this article in BSL, click here. Deafness is not accepted in Uganda, and the stigma surrounding deaf people causes extreme isolation. SignHealth are acutely aware of the vulnerable lives Deaf children in […]

Felix Garcia, Deaf American prisoner convicted without access to court proceedings, is told earliest date of parole is 2025

November 20, 2014

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The Deaf American prisoner Felix Garcia, who has been in prison for over 30 years, has been told his earliest date of parole will not be until 2025, after his case was heard in an Offender Review hearing yesterday. In a surprising twist, his brother appeared at the hearing to say that Felix was guilty […]

Deaf News: Deaf musician starting career again after 30 years reaches Kickstarter funding goal

November 20, 2014

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A musician who is starting his career again many years after becoming deaf has reached his funding goal on Kickstarter. Stu Nunnery’s Kickstarter page says: Between 1973 and 1982, I recorded my first album of original compositions, saw two songs make the American pop charts, and another make it all the way to #1 in […]