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Ed Stevens: How using Ai-Media’s remote captioning service transformed my studies

October 13, 2014


For more information about our supporter Ai-Media’s remote captioning services, click here: I have always been interested in the natural environment and wildlife. The beauty of the tree’s presence in the lower sun, the sight of a solo red deer in the dense morning fog, the mountainous landscape in which we live amongst. It has been […]

Anonymous: How my son benefited from accessing his education with skilled sign language support

June 11, 2014


Deaf children in education have a variety of experiences, and not all of them good. With national cuts to services, the NDCS campaigned hard last year to prevent the decline in teachers for deaf children and the vital support they provide.One of the issues that we have in this country is the expectation that people […]

The Secret Deafie: The teacher who embarrassed me in front of the class

June 6, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This dates back to years ago when I was in a main stream primary school. I had one of the loop systems whereby I wore the loop and the teacher had the microphone. I absolutely hated it! I remember saying that I […]

Who cares about deaf students in higher education? A notetaker’s (anonymous) perspective

April 29, 2014


Below is an anonymous article by a notetaker who works with deaf students in higher education. Sometimes, stuck between a tutor and interpreters who really don’t seem to care, I have to ask myself if I am the only person who cares about a deaf student’s education. Sometimes the students don’t seem to care themselves. […]

Ian Noon: Five random reflections on deaf life at mainstream primary school

March 12, 2014


I spent most of last week musing on life at primary school. I do love a good amble down memory lane but I had another reason; I had volunteered to give a presentation to parents of deaf children at a National Deaf Children’s Society family weekend. These are weekends for parents to learn more about various […]

Ni Gallant: To speak or sign at university – my dilemma

February 27, 2014


So recently I’ve been debating with myself over what I like to term the ‘to speak or not to speak’ issue. It started with frustration over my progressive deafness and having ‘good speech’ which makes it inevitable that when meeting people for the first time they don’t immediately realise that I’m Deaf. They also don’t […]

Phoebe Tay: The lessons I learnt from Ceilidh O’Sullivan’s work with Deaf children in Uganda

January 31, 2014


It all started with an e-mail in 2009. Ceilidh had finished high school. She was working as a teacher aide with Deaf kids in her primary school in Bundaberg. Ceilidh had taken a keen interest in visiting Uganda after a friend of hers came back from a trip there. After doing some research on Deaf […]