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‘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.

Deaf cricket player Matthew Bailey aiming for World Cup

18 year old Matthew Bailey could soon be playing cricket for England, as a member of the England Deaf Cricket Team in the Deaf Cricket World Cup.

Download wins award for festival accessibility

Download festival 2018 was the most socially and environmentally conscious in the event’s history. As has come to be expected, event organiser Festival Republic put together a star-studded line up, but it was the festival’s commitment to accessibility and sustainability that stood out as particularly noteworthy this year.

Potential progress to have BSL as a GCSE?

Nick Gibb, the Minister of State for Schools, seems to have changed his mind slightly on there being a GCSE in British Sign Language. Following...

N.Ireland – Needs of deaf community not taken into account

From the Irish News - Letters to the Editor. Published 22nd May 2018 We are in agreement with the contents of a letter from Arnold...

Has your child just been diagnosed with deafness?

You may have a million and one questions, thoughts and worries swirling around in your head... Perhaps your child is the first person with...

DAW Communication Tips

This week we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Week (14-20th May). There are approximately 10 million people in the UK with hearing loss (according to UK Council...

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...

Let’s meet Laura Gromova – Fashion & Tailoring!

Laura is Deaf, a mother of two from Latvia. Latvian is her first language, has limited English and is developing her British Sign Language...

Can Deaf people become Lifeguards?

One of the myths about deafness is that Deaf people can’t do certain jobs, because being able to hear is a requirement, right? Not always! When...