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Obituary: Dr Yerker Andersson

World Federation for the Deaf Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016. Dr Andersson served two terms...
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Australian woman loses High Court Deaf juror battle

A Queensland woman has lost a High Court battle to become the first deaf juror in Australia. Gaye Lyons, who can lip-read but requires an...
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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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Opinion: The Deaf Body in Public Space

Rachel Kolb reveals how signing in public places challenges the rules of social conduct. “It’s rude to point,” my friend told me from across the...
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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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Shock as Deaf man is shot dead following police chase

The worldwide Deaf community reacted with horror and outrage recently following news that a North Carolina state trooper had shot dead a deaf father...
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Opinion: Six inner thoughts every Deaf person has in a restaurant

Regular columnist, Alexis Borochoff-Kennedy, on the pros and cons of being Deaf when eating out. “Oh no, these people in the next booth are staring...
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Deaf advances in North Korea

WFD North Korea Committee Chair, Terry Riley, visits one of the world’s last communist societies, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or North Korea...
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The tables were turned

The emotional realisation of what life is like for her deaf daughter in a ‘hearing’ world is the subject of this powerful and moving...
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Video tour of The White House with Obama’s Deaf Receptionist

To mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Leah Katz-Hernandez, the White House's first deaf receptionist, has produced a video tour...