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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Arthur Groom – Obituary

Arthur first started at Birmingham Deaf School and then went onto Northampton Deaf Club. He was interested in sports and organised the MDSA's cricket matches. In the 1960's he became involved with the BDA, being the Secretary, then the Chair of the Midland Regional Council, organising many activities.

Why are Deaf clubs closing and is it actually a problem?

Deaf pub nights are sometimes advertised online, the trouble is they often charge entry fees, children are barred and it is harder to access information about welfare cuts for example.

Why is there a shortage of Sign interpreters?

Why is there a shortage of Sign interpreters? Could it be that there aren't enough teachers of BSL? Is the shortage more severe in different parts of the country?

The Importance of Celebrating Deaf Culture at Deaf Events

A few weeks back we held the Norfolk Summer Deaf Festival (NSDF) for the second year running at The Forum in Norwich. After being a guest speaker at the first one last year, I was so keen to get involved first hand with the festival so I was lucky to be invited to be part of the committee to help organise this fantastic day.

Winners at the Deaf Business Academy Awards

Deaf Business Academy provide support to deaf entrepreneurs. Here are the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards ceremony.
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Cardiff Deaf Centre building refurbishment fund – they need your vote

https://youtu.be/QH2ucOerBHE The Cardiff Deaf Centre is an old building, built in the 1900s; it was previously managed by the local council and over the years...

Starbucks promote We Sign Cafe (BSL)

- It’s not uncommon for customers visiting London’s Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf Starbucks to sign “good morning” and “thank you” as they place their orders....

Welcome news for the Jewish Deaf Association

A charity based in Whetstone in North London, which helps prevent deaf people from becoming isolated and alone recently received a grant of £180,000...
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Deaf café opens on the south coast

A café staffed almost exclusively with deaf people has opened in Brighton and is the first of its kind in the country. Dottie’s Café opened...
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Deaf bike team ride to Paris for deaf children

A team of four Deaf female cyclists rode from London to Paris recently in support of the BDA’s Deaf Roots & Pride project. BDN...