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Go See: BSL cookery demonstrations at London’s Borough Market!

August 20, 2015

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Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall, between 12.30-2pm. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from the […]

Bianca Birdsey: How sign language helped my girls think, reason and express themselves

August 12, 2015

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Language. Think about that word. What are other thoughts that automatically pin themselves to this collection of letters that give it any meaning to you? As you ponder for a few minutes…that mind map of little clouds and arrows grows and expands – what fills those little thought clouds? “Words”, “English”, “Speech”? How about “A […]

Jen Dodds: How pushing my daughter on the swings in the park enhances Deaf visibility! (BSL)

June 24, 2015

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Hello! I’d like to talk about hearing people; not family and friend-type hearing people, but hearing people who I don’t actually know. To see Jen’s article in BSL, click play below, or scroll down for English! Since I’ve had children, I seem to meet and spend more time with random hearing people; lots of them. […]

Deaf News: Deafness experts in America say deaf children should be bilingual and learn sign language

June 17, 2015

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Deafness experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that “the benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks” for deaf children, even if they are given a cochlear implant. For years many (but not all) hearing specialists have advised that learning sign language […]

Read: Jenny Sealey’s Guardian blog: “We will not let government cuts make us invisible”

April 14, 2015

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The Artistic Director of Graeae theatre company, Jenny Sealey, who is Deaf, has written a blog for the Guardian about the effect of Access to Work cuts on both her work and the work of Graeae. In the article she explains how her work has been limited by a lack of sign language support, and […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: Sign language shouldn’t be used for novelty value by people who don’t understand its content

April 14, 2015

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As someone who works in signed song – that is, performing songs in sign language – my first priority is always the comprehension of the signs. I take the responsibility of making lyrics accessible verrrrry seriously. That doesn’t mean they have to look uninteresting, however. Oh no. One of the most beautiful aspects of working […]

Meriah Nichols: I don’t agree that sign language will die out because of technology

April 10, 2015

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Andrew Solomon wrote a book called “Far From the Tree” that was all the rage a couple of years ago. In it, he explores identity through analyzing multiple disabilities, along with homosexuality, children of rape, prodigies and transgendered people. It has taken me literally all this time to work my way through the deaf chapter. Whenever […]