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Monday, October 14, 2019

Deaf Travel Tips

Travelling with deafness can feel daunting at times, not knowing if there’s announcements, relying on listening for safety, communication barriers, but these can all be addressed and shouldn’t stop you from exploring and enjoying yourselves!

BSL interpreter’s signing of Brexit chaos goes viral

Following a particularly disastrous week for Brexit, actor and writer Ell Potter tweeted a video of a BSL interpreter doing her best to communicate just what was happening.

Comment: Disappointing coverage of jazz hands at university Students’ Union events

The University of Manchester Students’ Union (SU) recently passed a motion that encourages students to use the BSL ‘jazz hands’ sign instead of clapping. Unfortunately, media coverage has not been positive

Winners at the Deaf Business Academy Awards

Deaf Business Academy provide support to deaf entrepreneurs. Here are the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards ceremony.

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!’

How media divides or bridges the Deaf and Hearing communities

Historians usually classify civilisations by their economy: agrarian, feudal, industrial etc. However, another way of dividing them is by how they convey information: verbal vs visual civilisations. Images contain more information per pixel and are universally understood, but English only requires 26 characters to be printed or typed.

The Importance of Celebrating Deaf Culture at Deaf Events

A few weeks back we held the Norfolk Summer Deaf Festival (NSDF) for the second year running at The Forum in Norwich. After being a guest speaker at the first one last year, I was so keen to get involved first hand with the festival so I was lucky to be invited to be part of the committee to help organise this fantastic day.

Hearing funny

You’ve seen the first of the two-series blog... here’s the second! These situations have happened to me, or people I know and they are sometimes...

Captioned Theatre: Behind the Scenes!

Last week was all about recognising the wonders of captions. As part of Captioning Awareness Week, I was invited by Stagetext to watch a captioned performance of Mamma Mia the Musical in London!

Participants wanted for sign language flash mob

More people are needed for a flash mob performing a song in sign language at Westgate Centre, Oxford, for Deaf Awareness Week.