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Australian Sign Language finger spelling chart

Auslan National Curriculum roll out

The first national curriculum for Auslan (Australian Sign Language), will soon be rolled out in schools across Australia, in a move being described as...

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...

The importance of Sign Language in early years

“It does not slow down your speech. Signing babies generally have better language capacity or language authority than babies who don't sign, because even though signing is physical, it's still a language. Whether it's manual or verbal is secondary to the point that you're learning to communicate your thoughts and ideas, learning to transmit your intentions to someone else and theirs to you.”
derby deaf school woman classroom

Derby Deaf school out of special measures 

Staff and pupils at a Derby school are celebrating after a Government inspector removed it from special measures after finding ‘significant improvements’. Royal School for...
University of Birmingham

Mental Health and Deafness:  Develop your expertise

If you work in the fields of deafness or mental health then choosing to study the Advanced Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness at...

Hearing funny

You’ve seen the first of the two-series blog... here’s the second! These situations have happened to me, or people I know and they are sometimes...

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.

Sainsbury’s Deaf Awareness initiative

Sainsbury’s this month introduced an initiative to help its staff members communicate with deaf customers. As part of its non-visible disabilities awareness week last week,...
children taking exams

Deaf children still under-achieving in GCSEs

Government figures show that deaf children are 36% less likely to get 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C. The...
Dr Paddy Ladd

Dr Paddy Ladd recognised by York St John University

Press Release by York St John University Leading figures in the charity sector, conservation, psychology, business, sport, music, television and the Deaf community will be...