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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 […]

Alex Nowak: How I set up Sri Lanka’s first Deaf film festival!

October 17, 2014

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British Deaf actor Alex Nowak recently set up Sri Lanka’s first deaf film festival in May. Here he tells the story:   In February 2013, I visited the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. Little did I know how much I’d fall in love with the place. […]

Darren Townsend-Handscomb: 6 suggestions for the Access to Work Select Committee (who had no BSL interpreter yesterday)

October 16, 2014

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(If you want to skip straight to what you can do, go straight to the suggestions at the bottom.) Yesterday, the Work and Pensions Select Committee had their third oral evidence session for its inquiry into Employment support for disabled people: Access to Work. The Committee is not part of the Government. It is a […]