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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 […]

Vicky Pannell: Why I’ve helped two Gambian Sign Language Interpreters to attend ASLI’s conference in September

July 30, 2014

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Over the past few weeks, I have been involved in trying to arrange for two Gambian Sign Language Interpreters to come to the UK in September for the ASLI conference. So, how did I – a BSL interpreter based in London, suddenly find myself negotiating the red tape and dealing with the logistical nightmare of […]

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

July 23, 2014

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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 […]

Jen Dodds: More deaf people should post signed videos online, no matter how fluent they are (BSL)

July 21, 2014

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Scroll down the page to see this article signed by Jen in BSL, or click here! So, I’ve poured water over my head on Facebook, and seen everyone else do it too, coming to the conclusion that we deaf people are really quite bonkers. (I know the water tipping thing was started by a hearing […]

Deaf News: Concerns raised for health and care for Deaf people in Oxfordshire

July 21, 2014

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A new report launched today by community interest company Sign Lingual UK and commissioned by consumer champion Healthwatch Oxfordshire highlights a lack of access to health and care services for the Deaf community in Oxfordshire. The Sign Lingual report reveals that current health provision and services in Oxfordshire are not meeting the needs of Deaf people, leaving members of this community at a disadvantage compared to hearing […]

Andy Palmer: 10 situations when knowing sign language can help any deaf child (BSL)

July 18, 2014

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Many severely or profoundly deaf kids these days wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. Some parents, new to the experience of having deaf children and advised by audiologists and scientists, may think that sign language seems unnecessary and their focus wholly falls on listening skills and speech development. But what happens when things don’t go to plan? Like […]

One of these three people is the next Chair of the BDA. Who are YOU voting for?

July 18, 2014

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The British Deaf Association has long been regarded as the charity for the Deaf, signing community, so being Chair of the BDA is no walk in the park. The role is voluntary, and among numerous other tasks, the Chair of the BDA works in partnership with David Buxton, the CEO, and leads the Board of Trustees in planning strategy […]