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Charlie Swinbourne
Charlie set up Limping Chicken in 2012 and broke the worldwide news story about the fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. He is also a Deaf filmmaker making documentaries, comedies and dramas, and a journalist (Guardian, BBC Online), covering Deaf culture and issues. He has appeared on BBC News, Radio 4 and BBC2’s Watchdog.
Personal website: charlieswinbourne.com
Twitter: @Charlie_Swin
The ten annoying habits of hearing people / The ten annoying habits of deaf people

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Picture 2Andy Palmer
Andy volunteers for the Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society on their website, deaf football coaching and other events as well as working for a hearing loss charity.
Twitter: @LC_andyp

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Jen Dodds 
When she’s not looking after chickens or children, Jen can be found translating, proofreading and editing stuff over at Team HaDo Ltd (teamhado.com).


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Teresa Garratty
Teresa is a freelance film maker, photographer and full time cynic. At school, she was voted “Most likely to end up in a lunatic asylum”, a fate which has thus far been avoided. Her pet hates are telephones, intercoms and all living things.

Emily Howlett 
Emily is a profoundly Deaf actress, writer and horsewoman.
Personal website: http://www.ehowlett.co.uk/
Twitter: @EHowlett

Ian Noon
Ian has been profoundly deaf since birth, giving him an interesting perspective “on what needs to change for deaf children and young people in the UK. It also means I have very questionable taste in music.”
Blog: Musings from a deaf campaigner

-1John Walker
John Walker is a senior research fellow at University of Brighton. Deaf, and sign language user by informed choice.
Blog: http://deafcapital.blog.com
Twitter: @chereme

Molly WattMolly Watt
Molly has Usher Syndrome and spearheads her own charity, The Molly Watt Trust, where she actively raises awareness of Usher Syndrome. She is Sense’s youngest Ambassador, a motivational speaker and avid blogger. Website:  www.mollywatt.com or her charity website: www.molly-watt-trust.org

Donna Williams
Donna Williams is a deaf writer and blogger living in Bristol and studying part-time in Cardiff. As well as being a postgrad student, she’s a BSL poet, freelance writer, NDCS Deaf Role Model presenter, and occasional performer.
Blog: http://deaffirefly.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeafFirefly
S*** people say to sign language interpreters

TerpsichoresMuseRebecca-Anne Withey
Rebecca Anne Withey is a freelance writer with a background in Performing Arts & Holistic health. She is also profoundly deaf, a sign language user and pretty great lipreader. Her holistic practices and qualifications include Mindfulness, Professional Relaxation Therapy, Crystal Therapy and Reiki.  She writes on varied topics close to her heart in the hope that they may serve to inspire others.

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7 Responses “Writers” →
  1. Just watched See Hear 6th March 2013 subject speech reading
    Yes I am a super speech reader! However feel See Hears test should have read each word once then repeated again at the end (the second time round)

  2. Is there any way in which I could contact your writer Andy Palmer? I wanted to ask for some advice regarding career options after his reply to a comment of mine a while ago.

  3. Hi All!

    I’m writing to you because I’ve had a look at your blog site and believe you, or someone you may know, might be interested in getting involved in our current campaign here at Diversity Jobs.
    We are really interested in hearing about how people are doing and what’s going on in people’s lives at the moment – we want the honest truth.
    Our company is currently going through a big over-haul and we’re trying hard to uncover how we can really help people in their search for a fair and inclusive work place. We are here to provide people with support and encouragement, whilst getting their voice heard.
    We are actually hoping to find a few people who are not only happy to tell us how they’re doing, but who might be interested in contributing to our new site.
    We are in the process of putting together a whole new micro-site built around the ‘big IDEA’ – Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility, which will contain a wealth of information from reputable industry leaders, bloggers, news stories and interesting polls.
    If you have a few minutes to spare, it would be great to hear back from you – or if you know someone who might be interested, please pass on this message.
    There’s a range of content which anyone could contribute – from simply answering a couple of short questions, to submitting a poem, writing an article for our blog or some creative writing, it’s entirely up to you – as long as we’re getting your opinion or a personal insight, we’re happy.

    Please do get in touch – even just to have a chat, we want to hear from you.

    Kind regards,


  4. We would like to write something – how and when please?

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