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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...
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Sign Language Framework Consultation

The BDA’s Majella McAteer updates BDN readers on the public consultation in Northern Ireland on a new Sign Language Framework. On the 15th of March...
David Buxton

Law change opens door to deaf jurors

I am very pleased that the Ministry of Justice has finally recognised the need to update the law to allow BSL/English interpreters in the...

The Perfect Gift Guide for Deaf People

Got a deaf friend or family member? Unsure what to buy them this Christmas? Check out my inspiration guide!

Deaf Awareness Week: Celebrating Role Models

When I started blogging, I was also going through the process of finding my deaf identity, and part of that was looking for a deaf role model; someone to look up to. Other than the famous deaf celebrities, I couldn’t find that person and I aspired for an influential individual, so I figured why not become that person?

Man becomes first deaf juror in English court

Matthew Johnston from London is believed to be the first profoundly deaf person to sit on a jury in a crown court in England...
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...

Deaf people invited to share experiences of child sexual abuse

The Truth Project is launching a new service to enable Deaf people who were sexually abused as children to share their experience. The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is partnering with Deaf health charity SignHealth to support Deaf people to come forward.

Myths and misconceptions around deafness

Perhaps because I live and breathe it, I can’t quite understand why there are still so many inaccurate perceptions about deafness and hearing loss?

William Stokoe – American Sign Language scholar

William Stokoe (pronounced Stowkee) is the man most responsible for ASL being recognised as an official language rather than just a mimed vocabulary. Surprisingly, he wasn't deaf or a signer. He was an English teacher who had gone to Gallaudet college (the world's only Deaf University) in 1955 to teach Chaucer to deaf students.