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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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...

A New Year, New Resolutions and Opportunities

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Some of us are successful in keeping them, others not so much! My New Year’s mantra is...

Dragons Den winner provides free new service for Deaf / hard of hearing people

trueCall Ltd – best known for their nuisance call blocking technology that is protecting 1.5 million UK households - have launched a new free...
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

People accept that I’m gay, but not that I’m disabled

Extracted from The Guardian – 13 January 2017 – As told to Joan McFadden.  When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and...

A letter to… our child, who is deaf, for whom we have to make...

Extracted from The Guardian - 16 December 2017.  Forgive me, my darling girl, we are going to make a decision for you. It is a...
Dame Esther-Rantzen speaks on behalf of Exeter Deaf Academy at the House of Lords. Left: Tim Griffin - BSL Interpreter. Right: The Lord Speaker

Deaf Academy unveil designs for Exmouth at the House of Lords

Exeter Deaf Academy presented their plans for their world class Deaf Academy in Exmouth last week, at a prestigious event at the House of...
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How technology is uniting and connecting the d/Deaf community

Here’s how Lingoing are using digital innovation to give the d/Deaf community a voice. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we communicate; it has made...
The Superstars - Signature Annual Awards 2017

Announcing the Superstars of the Signature Annual Awards 2017

Last week, Signature held its ninth Signature Annual Awards to celebrate the people who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve...
Fifi Garfield (The Manager), Paula Garfield - Director, Abigail Poulton (Emma) - [Photo credit: Natalie Yalden]

Deafinitely Theatre marks 15th Anniversary with new play ‘Contractions’

In last Wednesday 8th November, Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, Paula Garfield, announces a new, site-specific production of Mike Bartlett’s play Contractions as the...
National Curriculum with BSL - Petition

97% of young people support for BSL in GCSE

  97% of young people support the idea of a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL). A petition (currently at 22,008 signatures) calls for BSL...