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Child with hearing aid in school

Support for deaf pupils slashed by £4m

More than a third of councils in England are cutting educational support totalling £4m for deaf children, according to figures obtained by the National...
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...
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...

London Assembly addresses Deaf mental health issues

Deaf people are suffering from a reduction in the provision of specialist care and poor access to communication support and information when they are...
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...

Family of Deaf man had to tell him he was dying as hospital did...

The South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has apologised to the family of Thomas Carson who had to tell him he was dying because...

Poundland Dagenham colleague wins highly commended in national award

Poundland is delighted to announce that one of their colleagues, Ridwan Ojetola, has won highly commended status in the Significant Achievement Award category at the...
Princess Alice of Battenberg

Prince William pays tribute to deaf great grandmother Princess Alice

While on a visit to Israel, Prince William (second heir to the throne following Queen Elizabeth II’s reign) spoke fondly of his deaf great grandmother, Princess Alice, and the life she led.

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...

How concentration fatigue can affect deaf people

Concentration fatigue, or tiredness is a thing! Simply, it’s when you have to concentrate hard on listening, lipreading or signing for a long period of time, and it tires you out. It’s most common in deaf people as we use our eyes more than our other senses, as they’re also our ears.