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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Power in Our Hands online now (BSL)

https://vimeo.com/204640918 "Power in Our Hands", the BDA's ground-breaking feature length documentary released in 2015, is now available to watch in the comfort of your own...
Tony Boyce, our BDHS President, gave a welcoming speech and cut the ribbon to declare the Deaf Museum open

The Re-opening of the Deaf Museum (video)

https://vimeo.com/202917312 Following the move from our old premises at 11-13 Wilson Patten Street , the period from 1st October to 31st January saw the Deaf...
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Profile of Arthur Dimmock

From 1943 until 2006 Arthur Dimmock contributed an international news column called Girdle Around the Earth to the British Deaf Times, which later became...
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Our Deaf legend: Leslie Edwards

He may have been dead for almost 65 years ago but the legacy of Leslie Edwards lives on. A whole new generation has been...
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Preserving Deaf Art

The Deaf Museum & Archive’s collection includes works by deaf artists going back to the 18th century. Peter Jackson encourages members of the Deaf...
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The 19th century deaf relay interpreter

In the third part of our interpreting history series Anne Leahy and Cormac Leonard look at two court cases in which deaf intermediaries facilitated...
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An interpreter in the missioner era

During the 19th century the role of the sign language interpreter was often undertaken by education professionals and missioners. Anne Leahy and Cormac Leonard...
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Power in Our Hands: It all started with a dusty pile of showreels in...

As BDA documentary Power in Our Hands which premiered last November prepares to go on tour Kevin Watson finds out how the project began. A chance discovery during...
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BDA launches pictorial history book as part of 125 celebrations

An attractive new pictorial history of the BDA is being published later this month to mark the organisation’s 125th year. The book, a joint project...
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The History of Interpreting

As long as Deaf sign language users have been around, there have been interpreters providing that crucial link to the mainstream world. But the...