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Anonymous: How my son benefited from accessing his education with skilled sign language support

March 29, 2015

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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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Deaf children in education have a variety of experiences, and not all of them good. With national cuts to services, the NDCS campaigned hard last year to […]

Karen Stockton: Not everyone can adjust to digital hearing aids after a lifetime of analogue

March 28, 2015

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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 emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Every time Andy Palmer (Deputy Editor) asked me to tell the story about my experiences with digital hearing aids I have always turned him down – it […]

Andy Palmer: Nine deaf equipment buying tips

March 27, 2015

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In my last job, I used to be involved in the selling of equipment for deaf people. Here’s what I learned! 1. Find out if you can get it for free first If you think you might need some equipment at home to alert to the door or smoke alarm, or hear the TV, before […]

Meriah Nichols: The challenges of being a deaf mother

March 25, 2015

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I was interviewed recently for a hearing magazine and one of the questions that they asked me was, “what would you say the greatest challenge of being a deaf mother is?”. The first thing that came to mind was last week. I was sitting on the bench outside of Moxie’s class with Micah and Moxie’s […]

Nick Sturley: Why is tactile sign language so important for Usher and deafblind people?

March 24, 2015

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I have been using tactile sign language for over 16 years now. There are several different names for this method such as hands–on signing, Tactile BSL (TBSL) and Deafblind Manual, to name a few. The hands–on signing, or TBSL, method involves both hands holding over the hands of a signer so that the words, phrases […]

Watch: Rinkoo Barpaga’s documentary about racism in the Deaf community

March 23, 2015

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On the BSL Zone today there’s a new programme called Double Discrimination, which is a brand-new documentary about racism in the Deaf community. The film was made by Rinkoo Barpaga as part of the Zoom 2014 scheme for new filmmakers. It features Deaf people talking openly about their own experiences of racism and discrimination, with […]

Richard Turner: Deaf people and politics – how I saw the big deaf debate

March 23, 2015

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I find it sad that so many of us feel disengaged, mistrustful and disillusioned with our politicians. People feel that they are too professional, too detached and they don’t represent the people who voted them in. This is especially the case for many people in the deaf and hard of hearing community, who feel so […]