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Margate closure leaves deaf children with complex needs in limbo: Jessica

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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The 19th century deaf relay interpreter

In the third part of our interpreting history series Anne Leahy and Cormac Leonard look at two court cases in which deaf intermediaries facilitated...
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Deaf Roots & Pride: Bringing sign language into the home

BDA Northern Ireland project which appoints families with BSL tutors was set up after mentors observed communication frustrations between the young people they work...
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An interpreter in the missioner era

During the 19th century the role of the sign language interpreter was often undertaken by education professionals and missioners. Anne Leahy and Cormac Leonard...
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Arming the world’s deaf youth with knowledge

British Deaf Association Youth board member Simon Herdman became the first Brit on the board of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section...
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Deaf Roots and Pride: The importance of role models

The presence of a role model one can aspire to is crucial for the wellbeing of a young person as they grow up –...
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Power in Our Hands: It all started with a dusty pile of showreels in...

As BDA documentary Power in Our Hands which premiered last November prepares to go on tour Kevin Watson finds out how the project began. A chance discovery during...
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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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BDA launches pictorial history book as part of 125 celebrations

An attractive new pictorial history of the BDA is being published later this month to mark the organisation’s 125th year. The book, a joint project...
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Celebrating the deaf business owner

The BDA held an event in conjunction with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed for deaf people who own businesses or who...