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Becca Hume: Are products and services for Deaf people outdated?

December 18, 2014


Before I begin, I would like to tell you my background, my story. When I was 16 years old I began working part time in a well-known UK retail store. I worked in the foods department, so it was my role to make sure the shelves were packed and looked full. One day I was […]

Read: William Mager’s article telling the moving story of a Deaf couple who appeared in a 1940 Pathé video

December 18, 2014


BBC See Hear recently tracked down a Deaf couple who appeared in a Pathe news video online on their wedding day. In a BBC News article, series producer William Mager has written about the programme (which aired yesterday and can now be seen in full via the See Hear website) and the moving story they uncovered. […]

Jen Dodds: My personal review of 2014! (BSL)

December 18, 2014


As 2014 is coming to an end, I thought it would be good to celebrate by doing my own little video review of the year (all views are mine, not the views of the Limping Chicken site in any way). To watch this article in BSL, signed by Jen, click play below! For me, 2014 was […]

Joanna Wootten: Why I love Access to Work

December 16, 2014


In the last few years, it’s been a brilliant time to be deaf. Technology has emancipated us – the internet, subtitles, skype, SMS and emails have all helped us to participate in the world. More and more deaf people have gone to university, got good jobs, and are flourishing. It’s been OK to be deaf […]

Nick Sturley: Deaf filmmakers need to go to the next level. But how?

December 15, 2014


I read Ted Evans’s frustration about the lack of training and funding for Deaf filmmakers after seeing the groundbreaking film THE TRIBE with great interest. I, too, had the opportunity to see the momentous Ukrainian film at the National Film Theatre last October. This two hour and ten minute film, showing long, tracking and uncut ten–minute […]

Council’s job advert for ‘unqualified interpreter’ leads to outcry from Deaf people online

December 13, 2014


A county council’s job advert for an unqualified interpreter has led to an outcry on social media this morning. The zero hours job involves working in the council’s ASSIST department, which deals with autism and sensory support for “vulnerable” young people over the age of 16. Staffordshire County Council’s job advert, which also appears on […]

Deaf News: RAD launches BSL post-it note to help get hearing people signing

December 12, 2014


Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), a supporter of this site, is delighted to announce it is working with the UK company FlashSticks® to help engage the hearing world further with BSL. RAD is encouraging people to help ‘spread a little BSL love’ by purchasing a pack of BSL Post-it® Notes for friends, family or colleagues. […]