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Døvefilm under threat

Døvefilm (Deaf Film) – Danish Sign Language TV programme is under threat

GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP DEAF TV LIVE IN DENMARK - SIGN THE PETITION - TAP HERE (Note: some Danish language included) On Thursday, 31 August,...

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.

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...
sign language framework consultation

Sign Language Framework Consultation

The BDA’s Majella McAteer updates BDN readers on the public consultation in Northern Ireland on a new Sign Language Framework. On the 15th of March...

BSL test announced for new Deaf apprentices

Deaf students and school leavers struggling to gain adequate qualifications will now be given better access to apprenticeships thanks to changes announced by the...

Truth or myth? Can Deaf people drive?

Turning 17... The age when people can learn to drive. Excited by the thought of independence or the daunted by the concept of being...

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
Erika Jones

Erika Jones Shortlisted for an EDA

Congratulations to Erika Jones from BBC See Hear who was shortlisted in the Journalist of the Year category at the European Diversity Awards recently....

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.
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The tables were turned

The emotional realisation of what life is like for her deaf daughter in a ‘hearing’ world is the subject of this powerful and moving...