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‘My special place,’ an anonymous essay by a 10 year old child who has deaf parents

September 1, 2014


My Special Place Being in a deaf world is my special place. When I’m at home or it’s the weekend, I’m in the deaf world. But when I’m at school or at a friend’s house, I have to swap worlds and go into the hearing world. So being in the deaf world is quite important […]

Watch: The video everyone’s talking about, ‘Happy’ in sign language!

August 29, 2014


It’s the video that’s gone viral and is being added to more news sites on a daily basis – the signed version of Pharrell Williams’s song ‘Happy’, which was made by a group of Deaf Campers at the Deaf Film Camp 2014. It even features a Deaf Brit – Bim Ajadi, who has made a […]

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014


It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

Louise Stern: A new book with a story that cuts through to what the deaf experience really is

August 28, 2014


Born in Northern Ireland, reared in Scotland, the writer and translator Donal McLaughlin lives like a nomad. His work takes him all over. The flow of speech and vocabulary the world over is his delight – both in his day-to-day life, where he takes a keen interest in every character that turns up, and in […]

The Secret Deafie: The day I misheard my A-Level results… again and again

August 26, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a regular column about deaf experiences submitted anonymously by different contributors. If you have a story you’d like to tell, just email A-level results tend to dominate headlines around this time of year. For me, it always triggers an embarrassing and painful memory that I still blush about now, 26 […]

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014


Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf actress, Sophie Stone. The play, called Woman of Flowers, is produced by acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge, embarks on a UK tour this September and is an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh tale. The play will star Deaf actress Sophie Stone, the first […]

Edinburgh Fringe Review: “Humour can bring Deaf culture into the mainstream.” Charlie Swinbourne reviews ‘Speech Sucks: The Future Signs’

August 22, 2014


The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe is a strand which gives university lecturers the chance to debate the subjects they research in a humorous and audience-friendly way. One year ago, in an event called Send the Deaf to Orkney, Professor Graham Turner (Chair of Interpretation and Translation Studies at Heriot Watt university) […]