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Penny Batchelor: Why is it only the Green Party who are after the Deaf and disabled vote?

April 29, 2015


The manifestoes are out, the politicians’ gloves are off and there’s just over a week to go until polling day. Yet until recently, finding a concrete, worked through disability welfare policy in the parties’ manifestoes has been like looking for the Marie Celeste. As a physically disabled and deaf woman I’m very interested in political parties’ […]

UK Sport doubles funding for Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes to £31 million… while Deaflympic athletes get nothing

July 2, 2014


The news last week that UK Sport are doubling the funding that Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes get to £31 million has come as a bitter blow to Deaflympic athletes who still receive no funding at all. The governing body doubled the funding ahead of the 2018 games in South Korea following what they say […]

Tamsin Coates: What the government’s Special Educational Needs changes mean for parents of deaf children

June 26, 2014


The government has put in place some new ‘reforms’ – changes to current practice, which are directly within the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) area. These will potentially affect families with deaf children so I thought I would put together a little piece to highlight a few of the key changes and what families […]

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 […]