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Friday, January 22, 2021

Deaf Rave 2019

On May 27, Deaf Rave had its first outdoor festival in Tower Hamlets' beautiful Victoria Park. It was organised by 'DJ Chinaman' Troi Lee, who I had previously interviewed. I have been writing about the Deaf Community for more than a decade and yet I hardly ever meet Deaf people. Seeing them rather than just reading about them was so emotional.

Captioning Awareness Week: It’s all about captions!

This week is all about celebrating the importance of captioning, particularly within the D/deaf and hard of hearing community… it’s Captioning Awareness Week!

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.

Improving Banking Accessibility for Deaf People (Part 2)

Last year I was looking for a bank to open a new account with. When choosing a bank, many customers' priorities may be; high interest rates, reward schemes or good customer service. For me, my main filter is accessibility.

Can astronomy be made a deaf-friendly career path?

How can astronomy be made a deaf-friendly career path? How can we encourage deaf students into the subject? Just imagine being a scientist who has to text or (if their colleague understands it) fingerspell every star, planet and comet they are discussing with hearing colleagues.

How I learnt a foreign language with a hearing loss

You might be wondering, how can a deaf person with speech, learn a foreign language? During my time at school, I learnt German. Here’s...

This Mother’s Day… Let’s Say Thank You!

This blog is dedicated to all the Mums of D/deaf children and adults, who have gone above and beyond to help make our world a better place.

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!

Deafrave NYE Party

After my first time at Deafrave, (Deaf Rave 2019) I could not wait to go again. After years of reading and writing about the Deaf community, that was the first time I had seen it face to face.

My fight for more subtitled cinema showings

Imagine seeing a film advertised that you’d like to see… that excitement builds up inside, so you send a message to your friend; ‘Hey, let’s go and see this when it’s out!’