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Deafness is one of the most common disabilities, and is so much more than a loss of hearing; it affects each D/deaf person in many ways, from, language, cognition, barriers in their daily life, lack of access and most importantly; communication.
The special EastEnders episode took place from Ben Mitchell’s perspective: hearing viewers experienced limited audio levels, on-screen subtitles and fractured sentences to highlight some of the realities of being a deaf person in the UK today.
Working from home… waking up late, sitting in your PJs, getting distracted – these are all quite common scenarios for those who may not be used to adapting to the home working life. Just a few tips and changes here and there, and you’ll be surprised how it improves your productivity and motivation to get jobs done!
Around 9 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss*. Every deaf person is different, with various degrees of loss, and using a wide range of assistive technologies depending upon their access requirements. Communication is the main barrier that deaf people face, particularly with access to services.
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.
In this tech-savvy day and age, it’s not a surprise that most people have a smartphone. With a ton of Apps out on the marketplace, all with different purposes and some are more beneficial than we realise… Here are the Best Apps for Deaf people
Getting your hair cut seems like a simple task for most, but with deafness it can bring up some challenges. Here are some top tips to get the most out of your visit to the hairdressers… and a fabulous haircut!
William Stokoe (pronounced Stowkee) is the man most responsible for ASL being recognised as an official language rather than just a mimed vocabulary. Surprisingly, he wasn't deaf or a signer. He was an English teacher who had gone to Gallaudet college (the world's only Deaf University) in 1955 to teach Chaucer to deaf students.
‘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.