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Monday, May 25, 2020

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!

Nicaraguan Sign Language: One of the world’s youngest languages

Nicaraguan Sign Language is one of the world's youngest languages. Until the first Deaf school in 1977, the Nicaraguan Deaf community was isolated and languageless. After the Sandinista Revolution in 1979, Nicaraguan Sign was spontaneously created by deaf children gathered together in oralist schools run by East German teachers.

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.

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.

Two deaf friends to walk length of UK for Mental Health awareness

Two deaf friends will hike the length of the UK to raise money and awareness for mental health in deaf people.

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.

Volunteer BSL interpreter at Glastonbury goes viral

Tara Asher is just 1 out of the 4 people in the UK who specialise in signing grime music.

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.

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.

How do D/deaf people experience music?

‘How can D/deaf people hear music’… ‘D/deaf people must really miss music’… These questions and phrases are commonly asked and is a common myth I’d like to dispel in this blog. Any D/deaf person, regardless of their level of hearing loss can experience or ‘hear’ music, they might just access it differently to the way hearing people do.