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Deaf News: Deaf people in Camden say they are “frightened” and “stressed out” by closure of disability service

July 16, 2014

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The Ham and High has reported on how the closure of Camden’s DISC disability support service has left Deaf people in the area unable to access council services. DISC, which stands for Disability in Camden, closed earlier this year after 40 years of supporting local residents. Extract: The fallout following the closure of a disability charity […]

Tamsin Coates: What the government’s Special Educational Needs changes mean for parents of deaf children

June 26, 2014

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The government has put in place some new ‘reforms’ – changes to current practice, which are directly within the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) area. These will potentially affect families with deaf children so I thought I would put together a little piece to highlight a few of the key changes and what families […]

Go See: Mat Fraser’s Cabinet of Curiosities, with BSL interpretation

May 13, 2014

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Sponsored post Join critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser for a journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference. Mat Fraser’s intriguing and sometimes challenging live act uses museum objects and their histories through a blend of drama, comedy and cabaret, film and music hall pastiche, to prompt us […]

Emily Howlett: How reporting my hospital experience to the NHS made a real difference

April 7, 2014

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A few months back, I found myself strapped to a spinal board in the back of an ambulance blue-flashing its way towards Accident and Emergency. It wasn’t for fun, I assure you. However, with the kind of extreme luck usually reserved for Lottery winners and those who accidentally buy a house next door to George […]

Emily Howlett: When does accessible become dumbing down?

March 21, 2014

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“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Deaf, I shall fear no evil…” Except I do. I do fear, hmm, no, not evil, but I fear you lot. Deaf people. Even though I am one. I never used to, of course, but that was before I realised the terrible truth… You […]

Jennifer Stuessy: How do you wear your ‘Deaf’?

March 19, 2014

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It never fails. The moment you look away from a group of hearing folk is when they start asking you questions. Of course, when you turn back, they are all waiting for an answer. Do you: Scream and point to an area beyond the group indicating a large insect/rodent is on the loose. Pretend not […]

Deaf News: Petition for better access to LoveFilm leads to Sir Malcolm Bruce MP writing to the company

January 9, 2014

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Following a Christmas petition calling on LoveFilm to make its services accessible to deaf people, Sir Malcolm Bruce MP (who is also Chair of the All Party Parliamentary group on Deafness) has now written directly to the Chief Executive of Lovefilm, Simon Calver, expressing his concern. Over 12,000 people signed the petition asking Lovefilm to make it clear which of […]