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Music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre wins best video at the Q Awards

October 24, 2014

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A music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre won best video at the Q awards on Wednesday night, beating videos by Sam Smith, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys.   The video, for a song called Sleep Sound, won by public vote. Manchester Deaf Centre said on Facebook: It was up for public vote, so it’s […]

Review: Derby pupils perform Romeo and Juliet, as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival

October 24, 2014

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Last week, students from Derby’s Royal School for the Deaf (RSD) took part in the Shakespeare School Festival for the first time. The Shakespeare Schools Festival features over 35,000 young people taking to professional stages across the UK, at 130 venues. More than 1,000 primary, secondary and special schools around the country are taking part […]

Geraldine O’Halloran: Update on the Stop Changes to Access to Work campaign (BSL)

October 23, 2014

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Hello, my name’s Geraldine O’Halloran. I’m one of the founding members of the Stop Changes to AtW group. I’d just like to give you a brief update about what’s been happening recently. To watch this article in BSL, click play below. Importantly, we’ve been working with a law firm called Leigh Day, who are outraged […]

Trizia Wells: How soldiers with hearing loss returning from WW1 changed perceptions of deafness

October 23, 2014

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Mike Gulliver wrote recently about the need for academics and researchers to consult more closely with the deaf community on projects concerning them. As a freelance community researcher working with disabled groups, I wanted to share my recent experience of working with deaf people on a WW1 commemorative exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds […]

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 […]