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Monday, September 16, 2019

Let’s change negative stigma around deafness

One time during job interviews, I had two very different experiences; one within the hearing world and the other in the deaf world.

Why Deaf Awareness Week is important

This week, 6-12th May we are celebrating Deaf Awareness Week. There’s so many incredible things going on this week, from UK Council on Deafness’ theme of ‘Celebrating Deaf Role Models’ to Action on Hearing Loss’ ‘#DontBeADonut Be Deaf Aware’ campaign and people sharing their stories on social media.

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?

Having trouble finding work? – Spread the word of this scheme!

Whilst reading through a job description with a well-known deaf charity, I stumbled upon the phrase; 'Guaranteed Interview Scheme'. I hadn't come across it before so I looked into it, and I definitely think it’s something we should be spreading the word about…

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.

‘Lost generation’ of deaf children falling behind by one grade at GCSE

New Government data, analysed by the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society), shows that English deaf children are falling a whole grade behind their hearing peers at GCSE, despite deafness not being a learning disability

Improving Banking Accessibility for Deaf People (Part 2)

Last year I was looking for a bank to open a new account with. When choosing a bank, many customers' priorities may be; high interest rates, reward schemes or good customer service. For me, my main filter is accessibility.

Accessible Banking for Deaf People: My Experience (Part 1)

One of the most common problems that D/deaf people face on a daily basis is not being able to contact organisations easily. For D/deaf people who cannot use the telephone, this can cause frequent accessibility issues.

Deaf woman told she can’t be on a jury because she needs an interpreter

Ms Pauline Latchem was told her deafness may impact her ability to carry out jury service. Pauline Latchem was told she could not serve on a jury because a BSL interpreter would not be able to translate the trial.
Gary with Surbiton resident Bob

Inspiring others: Deaf student praises veterans’ charity after placement

A deaf man is hoping his work placement at The Royal Star & Garter Homes encourages other people with auditory problems to achieve their goals.