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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lawand Hamad Amin – an update

In December BDN reported the case of six-year-old deaf boy Lawand Hamad Amin and his family who fled Iraq because of death threats from extremists...

Academy are surprise Indoor Cricket winners

The ECAD (England Cricket Association for the Deaf) Academy side tore up the form book to win the ECAD National Deaf Indoor Championships at...
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What impact will Brexit have on the Deaf community?

In the final part of his three part feature on Brexit, our legal expert Rob Wilks looks at a number of areas in which...

Punk Chef comes to town!

The Punk Chef was putting youngsters from the Phoenix Group for Deaf Children through their culinary paces at Knightsfield School in Welwyn Garden City,...

Deafness and Mental Health

I researched into whether there is a higher occurrence of mental illness in deaf people than hearing. Although a simple question, there is no simple answer.

‘Signly’ government scheme to receive funding

‘Signly’ - a government scheme to support BSL users on trains - will receive funding, along with other schemes to help rail passengers with various disabilities and conditions.
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Blank Canvas Voyage: Meeting the Solomon Islands Deaf Community

In the August issue we met Thomas and Telma and heard all about their ongoing Blank Canvas Voyage. This month we present a more...
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BDA reps first to give evidence at House of Lords in BSL

Dr Terry Riley and David Buxton tell select committee that Equality Act is not effective for Deaf people and recommend establishment of a BSL...

ITV Signed News March 24 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQt-ECAyvfg&feature=youtu.be BDN is pleased to be able to share ITV's Signed News with you, a round-up of the week's events with BSL. The bulletin includes details of...
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Access to Work limits Deaf actors say London Theatre Company

The Graeae Theatre Company, based in London, has claimed the government’s disability employment scheme, Access to Work, has created a “glass ceiling” that limits...