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Friday, January 15, 2021

Celebrating deaf and hard and hearing women

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are the achievements of 5 famous D/deaf and hard of hearing British women.

Leicestershire Police becomes first Force to sign the British Sign Language Charter

As part of International Week of the Deaf, Leicestershire Police became the first police force in the UK to sign the British Deaf Association’s...

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.

Analysis of the debate in Parliament for BSL to be on the National Curriculum

Despite the petition for British Sign Language (BSL) to be on the National Curriculum not reaching the normal threshold to be considered for debate...

Participants wanted for sign language flash mob

More people are needed for a flash mob performing a song in sign language at Westgate Centre, Oxford, for Deaf Awareness Week.
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Deaf lad wins Sky subtitling victory

A teenager who squared up to Sky TV for “discriminating” against people with hearing impairments is celebrating a “victory” against the broadcaster. Six months ago,...

WANTED! Firewalkers to fundraise money for new deaf academy

WANTED! Firewalkers to fundraise money for new deaf academy. Would you walk barefoot over red-hot embers to raise money for the New Deaf Academy in Exmouth?
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Stop Changes to Access to Work march

On Saturday 26 September, 1,000 deaf, disabled and non-disabled marchers from all over the UK took to the streets of London to protest against...

Update: David Buxton’s court case against DWP

David Buxton, Chief Executive of Action in Disability in London, is a deaf man who works 5 days a week, but the Government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme only provides funding for British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters 3 days a week. In June 2018, Buxton took the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) to court. The result has now been announced...
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The road to sign language legislation in Northern Ireland

More than a decade after recognition, the prospect of a BSL/ISL Bill in Northern Ireland is now closer to becoming a reality. The BDA’s...