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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.
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DWP to trial using video relay interpreting service for its helplines

A real-time British Sign Language video interpreting service has been selected by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help provide equal access...
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Inside the BSL Charter

Signing up to commit its public services to the BSL Charter – ensuring it is equally accessible for all – is no easy feat....

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...
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BDA reps first to give evidence at House of Lords in BSL

Dr Terry Riley and David Buxton tell select committee that Equality Act is not effective for Deaf people and recommend establishment of a BSL...

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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Alastair McEwin: “A perfect role for me”

BDN was delighted to catch up recently with Deaf Society of NSW President Alastair McEwin following his appointment to the post of Disability Discrimination...
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We don’t need a BSL Act, apparently

Rob Wilks, a qualified solicitor and formerly with the RAD Deaf Law Centre, argues that we must have BSL legislation to prevent Deaf people...
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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...

Download wins award for festival accessibility

Download festival 2018 was the most socially and environmentally conscious in the event’s history. As has come to be expected, event organiser Festival Republic put together a star-studded line up, but it was the festival’s commitment to accessibility and sustainability that stood out as particularly noteworthy this year.