Browsing All posts tagged under »sign language«

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

June 24, 2015


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Jen Dodds: BSL/English interpreters are for hearing people too (BSL)

April 1, 2015


Since I wrote an article for NUBSLI recently, I’ve been thinking about how words affect the way we behave and do stuff. To watch this article in BSL, press play below. Or scroll down to read it in English. After all, as I said in that article, “BSL interpreter” doesn’t actually mean anything. The correct […]

Meriah Nichols: About that Samsung advert everyone’s talking about…

March 16, 2015


This ad by Samsung is going viral – I know this because I was sent it by no less than 5 people and whenever I’m sent something by no less than 5 people, something is seriously going VIRAL! The product itself looks cool and I want to know more about it. But I was left […]