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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gallaudet University – ‘Deaf President Now’

Gallaudet University is the only one in the world where all seminars and lectures are in Sign. It is in Washington DC and was...
Abbé de l'Eppé teaching Deaf children in front of Louis XVI

Manualism vs Oralism debate

Because humans use our eyes more than any other sense and because of our instinctive fear of the dark, most people think deafness must...
Signing hands in black and white

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...
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

People accept that I’m gay, but not that I’m disabled

Extracted from The Guardian – 13 January 2017 – As told to Joan McFadden.  When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and...

A letter to… our child, who is deaf, for whom we have to make...

Extracted from The Guardian - 16 December 2017.  Forgive me, my darling girl, we are going to make a decision for you. It is a...
National Curriculum with BSL - Petition

97% of young people support for BSL in GCSE

  97% of young people support the idea of a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL). A petition (currently at 22,008 signatures) calls for BSL...
Human Rights

Human Rights: Don’t Stay Out – Stand Up

I attended a week long Human Rights Training session in Malta, facilitated by the European Union of Deaf Youth (EUDY). Established in 1987, EUDY...
Audism - Painting by Nancy Rourke

Audism

Audism. That word has been around for a while, but I don’t feel like people really know what it means. The word was coined in 1975...
video

Cardiff Deaf Centre building refurbishment fund – they need your vote

https://youtu.be/QH2ucOerBHE The Cardiff Deaf Centre is an old building, built in the 1900s; it was previously managed by the local council and over the years...
Paul Ntulilavideo

Let’s meet Paul Ntulila!

https://vimeo.com/226307843 (Note: Video includes British Sign Language and subtitles) It has been over a month since kids have returned to school and students attending the university -...