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Meet: Alex and Guy Orlov, who have set up cSeeker, an online communication support service

July 30, 2014


The newest supporter of this site is cSeeker, which is a new company run by two Deaf brothers, Guy and Alex Orlov. Here they tell us all about themselves and their new venture. Tell me about you both? We are two Deaf brothers in our 30s, from London and Leeds. We were born in Moscow, […]

How SignHealth have been working to give Deaf people interpreting support in healthcare – and how you can help (BSL)

July 23, 2014


This is a response to Andy Palmer’s article ‘ GPs should have access to video interpreting or STTR on the road. As standard’ from Paul Welsh, SignHealth’s Communications Director. It’s a sad truth that most Deaf people will have a story just like Andy’s, and it really is time that it never happened again. He […]

Deaf News: Mock trial to examine if Deaf people can serve on jury in Australia

July 9, 2014


The Guardian has reported that a mock trial will be held in Sydney, Australia, to see whether deaf people can perform jury service. This is not only an issue in Australia. In 2010, Cathy Heffernan wrote a comment piece for the Guardian about how the UK and Ireland should include deaf jurors, just like America […]

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. […]

Read: Deaf couple angry with hospital over lack of interpreter during birth of son

January 20, 2014


The Guardian has published an article today detailing how a deaf couple were denied interpreting support during the birth of their son in London. Extract: A deaf couple have criticised a hospital for failing to provide them with a sign language interpreter during the traumatic birth of their son, which they say left them uninformed […]

Dana Gornall: Why I became an interpreter

January 15, 2014


Sign Language fascinated me from very early on. I have a clear memory of being in the grocery store parking lot with my mom. She was loading up the car when a man approached us and handed her a card. She pulled out a dollar and he smiled, waved at me and moved on. “What […]

Deaf News: Deaf groups complain after no interpreter provided at Ariel Sharon’s funeral

January 15, 2014


Which is worse, a fake interpreter, or no interpreter at all? Each add up to the same thing – a lack of access for Deaf people, but here’s betting that the lack of an interpreter at Ariel Sharon’s funeral in Israel gets far less coverage than the fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial did. Extract […]