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Saturday, September 26, 2020

How do D/deaf people experience music?

‘How can D/deaf people hear music’… ‘D/deaf people must really miss music’… These questions and phrases are commonly asked and is a common myth I’d like to dispel in this blog. Any D/deaf person, regardless of their level of hearing loss can experience or ‘hear’ music, they might just access it differently to the way hearing people do.

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....

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.

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...
attendees of agm and conference

Building our legacy for the future

The BDA conference was an opportunity to reflect on the association’s achievements over the last 125 years and how its founding resolution to protest...

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.
deaf uk 50+ group

Seaside fun for the Deaf over 50s

Joe Collins reports for BDN on the upcoming trip to the seaside being arranged for Deaf over 50s. The annual Deaf UK 50+ holiday gives...

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.

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.

Deafrave NYE Party

After my first time at Deafrave, (Deaf Rave 2019) I could not wait to go again. After years of reading and writing about the Deaf community, that was the first time I had seen it face to face.