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Derby Deaf school out of special measures 

Staff and pupils at a Derby school are celebrating after a Government inspector removed it from special measures after finding ‘significant improvements’. Royal School for...

Deaf = ‘Undateable’? – Who says?

A new series of Channel Four’s 'The Undateables' has recently started, I almost feel guilty admitting to watching it and even more so to enjoying it. Particularly, one episode which features a young deaf lad sparked interest.

BBC’s See Hear programme highlights the issue with Hate Crimes against Deaf people

The BBC programme “See Hear” has reported on the shocking increase of hate crime within the disabled and deaf communities. The programme, aired on the 5th September, reported on how incidents of hate crime have risen by a third to more than 80,000 in England and Wales. Over 5,500 of these were disability hate crimes which include attacks on Deaf people.
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The road to sign language legislation in Northern Ireland

More than a decade after recognition, the prospect of a BSL/ISL Bill in Northern Ireland is now closer to becoming a reality. The BDA’s...
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Over 1,000 sign language users descend on Brussels

John A Hay MBE reports on the recent “Multilingualism and Equal Rights in the European Union: the role of sign language” conference in Brussels Wednesday...
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First ever British Deaf swimmer conquers the English Channel

Former Great Britain Deaf swimmer Andrew Rees recently became the first Deaf British swimmer to successfully complete a solo English Channel swim. Mr Rees, from...

Deaf woman told she can’t be on a jury because she needs an interpreter

Ms Pauline Latchem was told her deafness may impact her ability to carry out jury service. Pauline Latchem was told she could not serve on a jury because a BSL interpreter would not be able to translate the trial.
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Leaked Report lists failings at Exeter Deaf Academy

A leaked copy of a briefing giving a summary of the safeguarding investigation at Exeter Deaf Academy has revealed vast serious failings, including incidents...

Plans revealed for new deaf academy in Exmouth

Extracted from Devon Live – By Anita Merritt Before a planning application is submitted to relocate Exeter Deaf Academy, the public are being invited to give...

BDA Members Forum – York 2017 (BSL)

https://vimeo.com/201706846 Alexandra Shaw reports from the British Deaf Association (BDA) Members Forum held in York following the AGM on Saturday, January 28th 2017. The Forum included sessions...