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Auslan National Curriculum roll out

The first national curriculum for Auslan (Australian Sign Language), will soon be rolled out in schools across Australia, in a move being described as...

Deaf refugee boy facing deportation

The family of a six-year-old deaf boy who fled Iraq because of death threats from extremists say they're devastated after being told they face...

Pope Signs Christmas Greeting

Pope Francis has used sign language to deliver a lively Christmas video message for deaf Catholics. The Pontiff smiles and waves enthusiastically before asking those...

“Trump” is Swiss Sign of the Year

Donald Trump has beaten off stiff competition from “Netflix”, “vegan” and “deportation” to be chosen as “sign of the year” by the Swiss Deaf...
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Obituary: Dr Yerker Andersson

World Federation for the Deaf Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016. Dr Andersson served two terms...
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Australian woman loses High Court Deaf juror battle

A Queensland woman has lost a High Court battle to become the first deaf juror in Australia. Gaye Lyons, who can lip-read but requires an...
EU Multilinguialism conference at European Parliament

Over 1,000 sign language users descend on Brussels

John A Hay MBE reports on the recent “Multilingualism and Equal Rights in the European Union: the role of sign language” conference in Brussels Wednesday...
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Opinion: The Deaf Body in Public Space

Rachel Kolb reveals how signing in public places challenges the rules of social conduct. “It’s rude to point,” my friend told me from across the...
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Blank Canvas Voyage: Meeting the Solomon Islands Deaf Community

In the August issue we met Thomas and Telma and heard all about their ongoing Blank Canvas Voyage. This month we present a more...
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Shock as Deaf man is shot dead following police chase

The worldwide Deaf community reacted with horror and outrage recently following news that a North Carolina state trooper had shot dead a deaf father...