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Monday, January 27, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is an island in Massachusetts and was home to the world's most famous Deaf community. Even though they were never more than a quarter of the population, nearly everyone used the local sign language which would go on to form the basis of ASL.

How Deaf friendly are our gadgets?

How Deaf friendly are our gadgets? Bluetooth is spreading everywhere: Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth earphones and now, even hearing aids can be Bluetooth speakers.

General Election 2019: manifesto comparison

With a(nother) snap general election coming up, I was curious as to what each main party planned to do regarding giving BSL legal status, making life more accessible for D/deaf communities, etc.

Top Tips to Make Halloween FUN and Accessible for Deaf Kids!

With Halloween creeping frighteningly close, here’s my Ghoulish Guide full of tips and tricks on how to make Halloween a spooktacular one for deaf kids!

Deafness in Employment: To disclose or not disclose?

Finding employment can be challenging but when you have a hearing loss, it can become much harder. The theme: To disclose or not disclose, was sparked by an experience of mine and discusses whether deaf people should have to reveal their deafness to potential employers.

How I’m rising in the face of disability discrimination

Discrimination is a topic that society doesn’t address very often. Like mental health, politics or religion ... it’s still taboo. Why is that?

Man becomes first deaf juror in English court

Matthew Johnston from London is believed to be the first profoundly deaf person to sit on a jury in a crown court in England...

Swim England and UK Deaf Sport begin to make swimming more accessible

Swim England and UK Deaf Sport have teamed up to make swimming more accessible for deaf participants. The start of a swimming race can be challenging for deaf athletes: particularly those who are unable to wear hearing aids or cochlear implants in the water.

Myths and misconceptions around deafness

Perhaps because I live and breathe it, I can’t quite understand why there are still so many inaccurate perceptions about deafness and hearing loss?

Let’s change negative stigma around deafness

One time during job interviews, I had two very different experiences; one within the hearing world and the other in the deaf world.