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Deaf News: Unions and ATW campaign hit out at reported government plans to privatise Access to Work scheme

February 5, 2016


In a move that is sure to worry Deaf people who use the Access to Work scheme, which gives Deaf and disabled people support in the workplace, The Mirror has reported today that Iain Duncan Smith has spent £200,000 drawing up plans for the scheme to be privatised. Duncan Smith’s track record has been heavily criticised over the […]

Gavin Dean: I need your help for my study on how Usher syndrome affects psychological wellbeing (BSL)

January 19, 2016


To take part in Gavin’s study, which has a deadline of Jan 31st, click here. Having Usher syndrome myself since I was a teenager, I have often found myself in many situations where both my deafness and blindness has left me feeling depressed, anxious, isolated, hopeless, and frustrated because of the many challenging and uncertain […]

“She was sassy.” Donna Williams: My review of Dr Who: Under the Lake

October 13, 2015


As a deaf whovian, I’ve sometimes wondered how the TARDIS would translate in sign language. Would there be words floating in the air, a ghostly voiceover, a PADD link-up with the TARDIS? A hologram interpreter, a setting on the sonic sunglasses, the Doctor suddenly breaking out in fluent sign language to the bemusement of his […]

Martin McLean: Help us protect the future for Deaf students

August 28, 2015


I risk being accused of bragging here, but in my lifetime I have managed to complete not one but three degrees – a BSc, a PGCE and an MA. I could not have completed any of them without Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs). This is government funding that disabled students can apply for to pay for […]

Bianca Birdsey: How sign language helped my girls think, reason and express themselves

August 12, 2015


Language. Think about that word. What are other thoughts that automatically pin themselves to this collection of letters that give it any meaning to you? As you ponder for a few minutes…that mind map of little clouds and arrows grows and expands – what fills those little thought clouds? “Words”, “English”, “Speech”? How about “A […]

Tom Staniford: What it’s like to use my ReSound LiNX hearing aids with my Apple Watch

July 28, 2015


  I have been fortunate to own both the original ReSound LiNX hearing aids and now also the updated LiNX2 aids, which featured a number of significant innovations. What really caught my interest, though, was the news that GN ReSound had updated their Smart App for iPhone to take advantage of the new Apple Watch. […]

Herbert Klein: Memorial lecture in honour of Dr Nick Kitson, who transformed Deaf mental health services

July 23, 2015


I am here to give a talk in memory of a great man – Nick Kitson. In 1984, Dr Nick Kitson started working with Deaf people as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Springfield Hospital. He had no prior knowledge of Deaf people and/or services and only encountered this upon commencement of his job. He studied Deaf services, sign language, culture […]