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The Secret Deafie: I was livid when my Deaf grandmother had an operation without being able to communicate with nurses

June 16, 2014

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Do you have a story or experience you’d like to share? If you’d like to write a Secret Deafie column, just email thelimpingchicken@gmail.com I am a hearing individual with a big deaf family background. I received a text message from my Deaf father at the weekend with the term ‘’Pls hurry – your grandma operation […]

Dana Gornall: Why I became an interpreter

January 15, 2014

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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 association files letter of complaint expressing “outrage” over BBC’s Holby City episode

November 15, 2013

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Following this week’s episode of Holby City, which showed a Deaf man’s daughter acting as his interpreter while he was seriously ill in hospital, Jenny Hopkins, who is the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Deaf Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC expressing her “outrage” over the storyline, which she says will do […]

Jen Dodds: No, Holby City, children should not be used as interpreters for their deaf parents

November 13, 2013

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As everyone knows, last night’s Holby City (BBC1 – catch it here on BBC iPlayer) featured a deaf man and his daughter, played by See Hear’s Memnos Costi and HIS daughter, Kachina, who both acted brilliantly, especially as it was their first time. However, it seems that the programme was a bit like Marmite – […]

Benjamin Gorman: Community ID want to train you for FREE! And no, there’s not a catch

August 8, 2013

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It seems to me that even though we Deaf people have been ingrained with the notion that due to our deafness we are entitled to free/discounted things such as (admittedly invaluable) Freedom Passes, cinema tickets and queue jumping and then getting in nightclubs for a nominal fee, when we are offered free things, we immediately […]

Deaf News: Deaf Umbrella’s Rachel Hubbard wins South London Entrepreneur of the Year

July 9, 2013

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Rachel Hubbard, founder and CEO of Bexley-based Deaf Umbrella East - a loyal supporter of this site – has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year at the South London Business Awards ceremony held on 4 July at the Riverbank Park Plaza, London, hosted by BBC Radio’s James Cannon. From hundreds of entries, 89 finalists were shortlisted for […]

Read: ‘Do you see what I’m saying’ in the Independent

November 27, 2012

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Don’t miss this fantastic article in today’s Independent featuring sign language interpreter Rob Skinner and the issue of deaf access to the media. Extract: When Michael Bloomberg appeared during Hurricane Sandy last month, his sign language interpreter unwittingly stole his thunder. Lydia Callis translated the New York City mayor’s announcements using every muscle she possessed. […]