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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pope Signs Christmas Greeting

Pope Francis has used sign language to deliver a lively Christmas video message for deaf Catholics. The Pontiff smiles and waves enthusiastically before asking those...
BDN is the Top 50 Deaf Blog on the Internet

BDN is the Top 50 Deaf Blogs on the web!

British Deaf News is now ranking one of the Top 50 Deaf blogs list! Not only are we in the top 50, but we made...
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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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A giant stride towards sign language recognition in Malta

A big step towards official recognition of sign language in Malta was taken in March when the Maltese Sign Language Recognition Bill was presented...

“Trump” is Swiss Sign of the Year

Donald Trump has beaten off stiff competition from “Netflix”, “vegan” and “deportation” to be chosen as “sign of the year” by the Swiss Deaf...
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Let’s talk with Colin Allen

This month we present the first part of a two part interview with the World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) President and newly elected...
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Which is more efficient: talking or signing?

Until the 1960s, this question was very hard to answer. Video recording equipment was not advanced enough for studying Sign. The question would not...
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Deaf influence on celebrities

Famous artists have been influenced at some point in their careers by Deaf acquaintances who offered them – one way or the other –...
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Alastair McEwin: “A perfect role for me”

BDN was delighted to catch up recently with Deaf Society of NSW President Alastair McEwin following his appointment to the post of Disability Discrimination...
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In search of justice

A mock trial by jury involving Deaf jurors was held in Sydney last year – the first of its kind – to assess whether...