Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf«

Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

April 18, 2015


At weekends and bank holidays, we publish 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 In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a […]

Emily Howlett: Five famous deaf people you should know about

April 17, 2015


Think Deaf People Can’t Achieve? Think Again. There’s rather a lot going on in British politics right now, and not just the upcoming election. It seems as though attitudes towards Deaf and disabled people are creating a lot of uproar and confusion… So, it seems like the perfect time to have a look at some […]

Writer Glen Laker tells us how having a deaf son led him to include a deaf character in Sunday’s episode of Vera on ITV1

April 16, 2015


I’ve been writing for 20 years, much of it alongside a day job, where I worked in Access Services at the BBC for 12 years (before that, I was a subtitler at ITV for 3 years), as a development manager, looking at and developing new methods to create subtitling and signed programming for the BBC […]

Read: Jenny Sealey’s Guardian blog: “We will not let government cuts make us invisible”

April 14, 2015


The Artistic Director of Graeae theatre company, Jenny Sealey, who is Deaf, has written a blog for the Guardian about the effect of Access to Work cuts on both her work and the work of Graeae. In the article she explains how her work has been limited by a lack of sign language support, and […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: Sign language shouldn’t be used for novelty value by people who don’t understand its content

April 14, 2015


As someone who works in signed song – that is, performing songs in sign language – my first priority is always the comprehension of the signs. I take the responsibility of making lyrics accessible verrrrry seriously. That doesn’t mean they have to look uninteresting, however. Oh no. One of the most beautiful aspects of working […]

Meriah Nichols: I don’t agree that sign language will die out because of technology

April 10, 2015


Andrew Solomon wrote a book called “Far From the Tree” that was all the rage a couple of years ago. In it, he explores identity through analyzing multiple disabilities, along with homosexuality, children of rape, prodigies and transgendered people. It has taken me literally all this time to work my way through the deaf chapter. Whenever […]

Gary Williams: Introducing the deafPLUS Manifesto

April 8, 2015


Readers can hardly have failed to notice that the 2010 – 2015 Parliament has come to a close and that an election campaign is now underway. During the coming weeks parliamentary candidates will be knocking on doors across the land, shaking people’s hands in the hope that they can secure a vote for their party. […]