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andrew rees swim english channel

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...
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BSL Bill Passed

It was a landmark decision that will affect Deaf generations to come. At 5.05pm on 17 September, the British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill...
Dr Terry Riley - BDA Chairvideo

BDA Press Release: UN committee paves the way for a BSL Act

https://player.vimeo.com/video/231897644 UK Government needs to grant deaf people “the right to educated high-quality sign language interpretation”: leading UN committee paves the way for a British...

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...
New Police information videos in BSL

Police information film available in BSL

A British Sign Language (BSL) film has been launched to highlight the difference between emergency and non-emergency SMS numbers for people who are Deaf...
The Deaf Association celebrate the news outside the meeting.

Tears of joy at planning meeting as deaf-friendly flats are approved

Extracted from The Herald – 1 June 2017 – By Rachel Dodd There were tears of joy this evening as plans for a block of deaf-friendly flats...
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NHS failure to meet deadline putting deaf lives at risk

Most NHS services failed to meet a recent deadline for introducing a new Standard that could save the lives of deaf people according to...

Scotland BSL National Plan Consultation

Members of the Scottish BSL National Advisory Group, students from Heriot Watt and other members of the Deaf community joined MSP's in the Scottish...

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...
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James Clarke: The long road to 100 medals

BDN salutes James Clarke on his achievement of collecting 100 medals from finishing 100 races. James Clarke, who has Usher syndrome, woke up on New...