The Question


The Question is our strand where we examine deaf issues and ask our readers what they think.  (Please note, this page is updated periodically, click here to ensure you see the latest instalment!)

Here are our Questions so far:

Should deaf people protest publicly for their rights in 2014?

Does Boris Johnson think there is a difference between a deaf cyclist and a distracted cyclist?

Could you spot a deaf person in a crowded room? And is there such a thing as a ‘Deafdar’?

Is it easier to start wearing hearing aids earlier in life?

Should the Paralympics include deaf sports?

Should prison sentences be automatically reduced for deaf people?

Should the Royal baby learn baby sign?

Do you make a hearing aid ‘test’ sound?

Should deaf people get a 95% discount on their licence fee?

Can deaf awareness be taught?

Should Deaf Clubs be a social sanctuary or a learner’s study period?

Do hearing people fake their sneezes? We need to know

Should BSL videos have English subtitles for the ‘signing impaired’?

3 Responses “The Question” →
  1. Hi 🙂

    I’m currently a high school senior, and I am really interested in doing my research paper on deaf culture. We are finding a topic on social justice, and I was wondering if there were any specific areas where there is injustice in deaf culture. Thank you!


  2. Louise

    March 3, 2014

    In December there was outrage and outcry about the fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. What has happened since? Is there any news about who was responsible and what will happen next? The story seems to have been lost and forgotten.

    Deaf people should know what has been going on (if anything) and what will happen as a result.

    Thank you!


  3. Karen Sharp

    November 19, 2014

    Hello my name is Karen Sharp and I am a student learning BSL Level 3 and have a keen interest in all aspects of Deaf Community with public services education and training and learning more about Deaf life and the daily barriers the Deaf Community face every day.


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