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Deaf News: BSL SignBank, a ‘living’ British Sign Language dictionary, is launched online

October 7, 2014

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Now anyone with an interest in British Sign Language (BSL) will have access to the first ever usage-based dictionary created at one of the world’s leading research Universities. The dictionary has been developed by academics at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based at University College London. The signs were collected from the […]

Lesley Weatherson: Find out all about Lipspeaking with Signed Support (LSS)

September 25, 2014

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I’m deaf. I lip read and I find some signs help me. Can you help? A regular request for lipspeakers and a growing method of communication support. But what is it? Where does it fit? Is there a qualification? Well you certainly won’t find anything that resembles this on the Signature website. There is no […]

Deaf people have until 5pm on MONDAY to tell Ofcom whether they want more funding for TV programmes in BSL

September 19, 2014

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On Wednesday, we posted a See Hear interview with Ofcom’s Peter Bourton about the new consultation for sign language programmes on TV (there are subtitled and signed versions). Ofcom are asking Deaf people 6 questions, and depending on the response, the amount of funding given to make programmes in BSL (via the BSL Zone) could […]

Watch: Ofcom’s Peter Bourton talks to See Hear about the new consultation for sign language on TV

September 17, 2014

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Ofcom are currently looking for responses from Deaf people about whether they think TV channels should contribute more towards sign language provision on TV (find out more about that here). Here, Peter Bourton talks to See Hear’s William Mager about the regulation of subtitled and signed television in the UK, and what the consultation aims […]

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014

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It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

Joseph Santini: How Deaf students can avoid isolation when they first start university or college

August 27, 2014

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Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf people. It’s a wonderful place, and definitely more accessible for a Deaf scholar than most, but chances are you don’t go there. Most Deaf teenagers in America and around the world go to non-deaf universities and colleges. In discussions and interviews certain themes about getting […]

Kimberly Brown: 15 tips for teachers who are working with deaf students

August 5, 2014

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A friend who is a college professor asked me today what she can do to aid one of her students in her class. This student has a cochlear implant, and as she knew she was limited in her knowledge, she wanted to know what she should be aware of. Her question has me thinking back […]