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Deaf News: Researchers find that regional variations of BSL are in decline

April 24, 2014


British Sign Language is a rich, naturally evolving language, where the signs you use can vary according to where you live and where you went to school. Just like in English, where you may call a bread roll a ‘bap’, ‘barm’ or ‘cob’, partly depending on where you grew up, the vocabulary of BSL can […]

Deaf News: Association of Sign Language Interpreters denies being consulted on Access to Work changes

February 5, 2014


ASLI, the Association of Sign Language Interpreters, has released a statement denying that the organisation was consulted about recent changes to Access to Work – which mean many deaf people have to employ a salaried, full-time interpreter, with a cap of 30 hours of support. The full statement is below. It has come to our […]

Meet: The Chair of the United Kingdom Deaf Students’ Union, Shauna Flannigan

January 22, 2014


United Kingdom Deaf Students Union – UKDSU for short – is hosting their first ever event within the UK! Asher Woodman-Worrell interviewed the Chair of UKDSU, Shauna Flannigan to learn more about the event. Hello Shauna, you are the chairwoman of the UKDSU. Please tell us what the UKDSU is and how did you become […]

Ian Noon: Tell your MP to turn up for the debate on deaf children’s education

October 14, 2013


After 18 months of campaigning and 50,000+ petition signatures, MPs have agreed that concerns over cuts to funding to support for deaf children are so serious that Parliament should debate them. Deafness is invariably described as the invisible disability. The needs of deaf children too often get overlooked. Well, not on Thursday. This isn’t going […]

10 things hearing people should know about deaf people

October 3, 2013


1. One in six people are deaf, according to the stats This means that around 10 million people in the UK have some level of deafness. Or, put another way, a random person you bump into on the street is more likely to be deaf than a Manchester United supporter (which is estimated by the […]

The Secret Deafie – Losing sight, gaining insight

October 2, 2013


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. In this post, first published on this site in March 2012, a writer tells us about living with Usher Syndrome. When I was younger, I was just Deaf. I, like other Deaf people, held my vision sacrosanct. The idea of losing my […]

Deaf News: Disabled Student Allowance caps stop deaf students getting right support, charity says

July 4, 2013


Present caps on the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) mean that Deaf, hard of hearing and disabled students are not receiving the support they need, according to a recent report. The Snowdon Trust, a charity providing grants to disabled students, has released a report shows that disabled postgraduates are most likely to be affected by a […]