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Deaf News: Deaf brothers chosen for national Entrepreneurial Spark programme

February 12, 2015


Two deaf brothers are taking part in the UK-wide Entrepreneurial Spark programme, launched in Birmingham this month in partnership with the NatWest Bank, as they develop their communication support website, (who are also a supporter of this site). Guy, 30, and Alex Orlov, 35, are among 80 small businesses and start-ups participating in the city’s […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014


Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community. The concept of people being linked by something they see as being inextricably negative is ridiculous to them. A typical response goes like this one from a commenter on an article I wrote […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of deaf people!

November 1, 2014


Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from July 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing After our article ‘The 10 annoying habits of hearing people’ broke all records on this site, a number of people […]

Deaf News: British Sign Language Bill formally introduced in Scotland

October 31, 2014


Labour MSP Mark Griffin’s British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill has been formally introduced in the Scottish Parliament. To see this article in BSL, courtesy of Tessa Padden, from our supporter, Signworld, who offer online BSL learning, press play below. The Bill, which seeks to increase awareness of BSL and improve the services available for […]

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

October 7, 2014


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


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


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 […]