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Thursday, January 24, 2019

How I learnt a foreign language with a hearing loss

You might be wondering, how can a deaf person with speech, learn a foreign language? During my time at school, I learnt German. Here’s...

Deaf funny

This week is Deaf Awareness Week... celebrating Deaf Culture and the wonderful community that we are a part of. Living with deafness isn’t all doom...

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...

12 year old’s legal campaign to have BSL as a GCSE

Daniel Jillings has set up his own legal campaign to fight for a GCSE in British Sign Language. The campaign is receiving support through crowdfunding contributions on CrowdJustice.

DAW Communication Tips

This week we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Week (14-20th May). There are approximately 10 million people in the UK with hearing loss (according to UK Council...
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Damning report into Margate School closure

In the March issue of BDN we reported on the effects of the sudden closure of the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate....
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...
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Margate closure leaves deaf children with complex needs in limbo: Archie

Local authorities and parents have been struggling to find alternative schools for children who had been attending the Royal School for Deaf Children since...
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Margate closure leaves deaf children with complex needs in limbo: Sasha

Local authorities and parents have been struggling to find alternative schools for children who had been attending the Royal School for Deaf Children since...
Dame Esther-Rantzen speaks on behalf of Exeter Deaf Academy at the House of Lords. Left: Tim Griffin - BSL Interpreter. Right: The Lord Speaker

Deaf Academy unveil designs for Exmouth at the House of Lords

Exeter Deaf Academy presented their plans for their world class Deaf Academy in Exmouth last week, at a prestigious event at the House of...