The musical, written by hearing loss sufferer Tom GK, will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival (2nd – 26th August 2018). Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski (AKA Tom GK) is a writer, comedian and former music critic
Deaf pub nights are sometimes advertised online, the trouble is they often charge entry fees, children are barred and it is harder to access information about welfare cuts for example.
Why is there a shortage of Sign interpreters? Could it be that there aren't enough teachers of BSL? Is the shortage more severe in different parts of the country?
In 1792 Britain's first Deaf school, the Royal School for Deaf children, opened. It was closed in December 2015. According to the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD), the number of Deaf schools fell from 75-21, 1982-2016. From 2011-18, there was a 14% decline in teachers of the Deaf and a 31% increase in demand.
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.
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.
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!’
Deaf Business Academy provide support to deaf entrepreneurs. Here are the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards ceremony.
Have you ever felt like you don’t fit into a world that is literally designed for you? But not being accepted into this world can mean you’re juggling back and forth between two different worlds.
Daniel Jillings has set up his own legal campaign to fight for a GCSE in British Sign Language. The campaign is receiving support through crowdfunding contributions on CrowdJustice.