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Rebecca Atkinson: Children should be able to play with a toy that reflects their deafness or disability

April 24, 2015

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Rebecca Atkinson writes about why Deaf and disabled children need to see toys like them and how a new online campaign is calling on the toy industry for more inclusion and representation of disabilities in the toy box. How do you give a Deaf or disabled child self esteem? A sense of confidence in who […]

A complaint letter from a Deaf mother of a severely disabled girl to HMRC – and how you can access their services in sign language

September 29, 2014

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Recently, we received a copy of a letter from a Deaf mother to HMRC which made for difficult reading. Melanie Morris’s letter, which we have published extracts from below, explains how her child tax credits were stopped and her struggle to get payments started again. After the tax credits were stopped, Melanie faced a delay […]

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]