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Gaye Lyons

Australian woman loses High Court Deaf juror battle

A Queensland woman has lost a High Court battle to become the first deaf juror in Australia. Gaye Lyons, who can lip-read but requires an...
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NHS failure to meet deadline putting deaf lives at risk

Most NHS services failed to meet a recent deadline for introducing a new Standard that could save the lives of deaf people according to...
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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...
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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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Let’s talk with Colin Allen

This month we present the first part of a two part interview with the World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) President and newly elected...
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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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Why we need more sign language interpreters in our hospitals

Imran Najafi says a lack of adequate provisions for deaf people in hospitals leads to an unacceptable lack of communication. When any of us go...
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Access to Work limits Deaf actors say London Theatre Company

The Graeae Theatre Company, based in London, has claimed the government’s disability employment scheme, Access to Work, has created a “glass ceiling” that limits...
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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...
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History made at London’s City Hall as GLA supports BSL Charter

History made at London’s City Hall as GLA supports BSL Charter. A significant moment in the short history of the BDA’s groundbreaking Charter for British...