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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Helga Stevens Interview

At the end of September 2016, it was announced that the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) in the European Parliament had nominated its vice-president...

BSL test announced for new Deaf apprentices

Deaf students and school leavers struggling to gain adequate qualifications will now be given better access to apprenticeships thanks to changes announced by the...

Accessibility laws ‘benefit everyone’

The European Accessibility Act has the potential to create new opportunities for European business but should avoid creating “barriers” to innovation, according to Helga...
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Deaf lad wins Sky subtitling victory

A teenager who squared up to Sky TV for “discriminating” against people with hearing impairments is celebrating a “victory” against the broadcaster. Six months ago,...
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What impact will Brexit have on the Deaf community?

In the final part of his three part feature on Brexit, our legal expert Rob Wilks looks at a number of areas in which...
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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...
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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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Brexit: Are we facing the UK’s greatest constitutional crisis yet?

This is the second of three articles about Brexit. After describing how Brexit will be achieved and what problems are likely to be encountered...
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Positives in improving access to the legal system

The European Commission funded JUSTISIGNS project recently came to an end. Its remit was to look at the barriers to justice for the Deaf...