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Fire safety is important for Deaf people, here we discuss one of the services offered by one Fire Service
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Seeking activities that are deaf friendly for families and groups, Sarah visited Bath Races for a Summer meeting. This is her story.
Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely
4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships, held at the Vale Hotel and Golf Resort in South Wales, August 2013
In search of deaf friendly activities for couples and families, Sarah visited Castle Combe Race Track during the Retro weekend. Well sign posted, with plenty of space, it turned out to be a great day of fun.
SL First reflects of the GB Team's involvement in the Deaflympics 2013
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, enjoying working with Pam St Clement as part of the 'Deaf for the Day' campaign.
John Smith is a Deaf comedian on the up. Turning to comedy in the last 8 years, John has a unique brand of comedy and he shares some thoughts with us here.
With the huge advances in technical ability of mobile phone cameras, Dafydd gives some hints and tips to take great photographs.
During a weekend break Sarah visited Pinnocks Coffee House in Ripley, Surrey. She was delighted to find the staff were deaf aware and one of the partners fluent in BSL. It made for a relaxing and enjoyable visit!
Students from Exeter Deaf College fight for the right to access specialist education!
SL First's Money Saving Tips
A Paralympian, Karen Lewis-Archer epitomises what the "You can do it" mentality is all about.
The Punk Chef takes us through his Autumn recipe
The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services
Saving money by adopting a green approach to your household spend
Exciting things are happening at Gloucester Deaf Club
The new Leap Motion Sensor might open up new opportunities for BSL users.
Heather delights in travelling around the world. Here she tells us about het latest trip to Thailand
Sean Midnight is a Deaf wrestler aiming for the big time
A preview of the 4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships being held in August 2013
Bridgend County Borough Council offering Deaf Friendly Services
Listen Up is a Visit England initiative to to improve accessibility in businesses
Theatres have taken great strides in opening up some performances to people who are deaf, here Jeff discusses some of those developments
Richness, complexity and accuracy of BSL
Our DeafBiz Blog - The Hidden Disability
An interview with the people behind the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, DSPY
Golf Development Wales seeks to develop the health of golf in Wales, and here we discuss a programme to attract deaf golfers
Gerry Hughes successfully circumnavigated the world in one of the most remarkable feats of achievement by any Deaf man in history
Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise, but some good eating habits and regular exercise can reduce your risk
The modern day lifestyle is largely sedentary, so exercise is more important now than ever
A young Deaf woman, Jean has set herself up with a hairdressing business and has greater ambitions
SL First's regular feature with more money saving tips
Money saving tips using a green approach
A regular feature from Deaf photographers giving hints and tips to improve your pictures
Paula Craig was the first woman to compete in the London Marathon as a runner and wheelchair athlete. Read her story here.
Scott Gathwaite, also known as the Punk Chef, presents his cookery shows in BSL. Here Sarah talks about his up-bringing and his culinary skills
Susie Evans is deaf, multiple medal winner in karate and an Olympic Torch Bearer
Deaf and from Ireland Tony Padden made his way as a gentelmen's tailor, culminating in his work at Harrods
A regular look at Deaf technology, Karl talks about subtitles on You Tube
Deaf travellers Heather and Tammy visited Tokyo. This is what they made of it
Using fun family walks to get some exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle
Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help
A brief look at the history of the Deaflympics and the upcoming 2013 Games
A Deaf man, Gerry Hughes is single handedly sailing around the world past all five capes - read about him here
A brief introduction to Lip-Speaking
We visited Manor House Wildlife Park in South Wales and found plenty that was deaf friendly.
A Winter break in Nice is the perfect fillip to recharge those batteries
Tessa Padden from Signworld visited Iran and here she describes her experience
Karl Jenkins takes a look at the 'new lines of communication', available through the introduction of new technology
Up-skilling staff with deaf awareness and basic BSL improves customer services
Veteran Paralympian John Harris provides inspiration to groups across the UK, here we find out a little more about his story
An article discussing the merits of photography and the action of one tutor to make his business deaf friendly
Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up
The NRCPD Interpreter's Code of Practice explained
The BBC unveiled a police officer learning BSL as part of the Police 24/7 programme. PC Handy tells us why
Deaf from birth, Michael Hubbs is a US speed skater working tirelessly to make the Olympic Team
Against an agonising background, the highly professional Tom Smith shows his metal
Background music causes havoc to Cochlear Implants, but as Gaynor explains, it's not just deaf people who don't like it
SLFirst reviews the world's first silent alarm vibrating wristband - the ZBand
Deaf Football in Britain has a long and proud history
At 18 years of age Anne-Julie Pelletier-Lampert left France for London in pursuit of her ambition to become one of the few Deaf teachers that practice in the UK
Andie Vowles is a Deaf personal trainer and will be providing some advice and guidance to help you get fit and stay healthy
The Punk Chef talks about the importance of making cooking a family activity.
A deaf friendly assessment visit to Dudley Zoo
In their 10th year since formation, the Fulham Deaf Football Club has proved a great success
Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world
Bridgend County Council are taking steps to becoming more and more deaf friendly
Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards
Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014
Deaf Arts Festival in London
The cases of diabetes is still on the rise, but people seem unaware of the risk to serious health problems
Apple makes smart decision to introduce cheaper options on their smartphones
Advances in technology are quickly changing the face of banking.
A short article briefly talking about some of the issues faced by Deaf parents of a hearing child
New App provides used car history at the touch of a button
Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor
Under good leadership and clear direction Gloucester Deaf Association offers a range of services
Remembrance Sunday - interpreter provided at Walsall
Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!
Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors
Deaf Magicians brighten the lives in Deaf Clubs around the world
In bygone years dads used to know how to make a kite with their children. We thought we would show you how
Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans
A causal link has yet to be made, but the public will draw their own conclusions despite Ministerial warnings
Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.
Sharing videos with friends and family around the world is easy on YouTube.
Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.
Deciding to have Cochlear Implants was a big decision
Attitude to deafness varies, in my experience it makes all the difference.
In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.
South African writer Gaynor Young explains why 'Movember' can be problematic
Insight 2 Drive is a new driving school operating in South Liverpool and providing deaf friendly tuition
Mat Gilbert is Deaf and here he tells us about how he is carving out a successful professional rugby career
Voice biometrics are about to be introduced but what will that mean for Deaf and Hard of Hearing customers
University students design website to host details of deaf friendly businesses in one place
SLFirst reviews the Fitbit Flex wristband that helps you get more active
Pantomime has a long and traditional history, but remains hugely popular.
New technology words create a challenge to BSL
A Deaf family man, Adam decided to give MMA cage fighting a go, he hasn't looked back since
Gaynor Young suffered an horrific fall during a stage performance. The story of her life since is enthralling and truly inspirational.
Kate Evans- Tips and Hints to take some wonderful Winter photos
Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf
SL First looks at the success of a deaf American fashion expert and how his deafness has helped him to achieve his goals.
Dafydd Eveleigh has long since had an ambition to ride a Motorbike in Europe. Here he tells us of the joy in doing it.
With Christmas fast approaching, how about these ideas for a Christmas Gift
Deaf TV plays an important role within the deaf community. Joe Collins has been an influential figure for many years!
The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark
Following widespread disquiet amongst the deaf community, it is good to see progress finally being made on banking accessibility.
Joshua Ledbetter tells us about the pursuit of his dream to have his own fitness and well-being business.
It's official, gardening and doing some DIY is good for you!
This is one way to make elderly loved are not overly exposed to the dangers of cold weather
Deaf operators of CCTV in Mexico have delivered better outcomes
Johanna Lucht was isolated and being let down until effective communication was introduced to her life. Things changed then!
New communication standards in Wales have the potential to change NHS service delivery beyond recognition
Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career
Xmas special offer on the BSL Theory Test Guide for learner drivers
Louis Long is a Deaf wrestler in the USA fighting his way towards professional status.
Has the disintegration of our counties affected the education and well-being of our deaf children?
The joy of a child's nativity play is combined with stress for some Deaf parents
Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic
With street lighting being turned off to save money, deaf dog owners face additional dangers.
When deaf people are involved in a car crash, we expect more from our emergency services in respect of help and understanding
New Year's Resolutions are a great way to get inspired - but in the UK we dont carry through our good intentions!
Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together
Cartooning has a long established history but they have their limitations for deaf topics!
The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community
3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection
The Atulyakala programme aims to bring deaf people in India with artistic talent the opportunity to flourish
New emergency alerting system aimed at Deaf & Hard of Hearing people shown at CES 2014.
Come and enjoy one of the newest Wales v England sporting rivalries
Gloucester based John Gapp has enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining audiences all over the world. We think he's just magic!
With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?
Using improvements in technology, Rita's on the River improves communication with deaf customers
Mobile phone contracts are not deaf friendly and service providers seem determined to maintain anti deaf usage plans
Youngsters from Deaf Active Cheshire attend premiere of the film they helped produce
All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery
Fed up of using the phone for customer support and make enquiries - we have a quick look at online 'live chat' facilities.
It is difficult to eat healthily if you don't understand what is good and bad for you. Food labelling explained.
Wales and England Deaf Rugby teams locked horns in the world's first international match on an artificial surface with Wales running out worthy winners
Caleb McDuff is 6 years old. Deaf following an infection, he has been karting for years and aims to be the first deaf Formula One racing driver
SLFirst visited the Tank School to try it out as a deaf friendly family activity. It passed with flying colours and was so much fun!
Windows 10 has launched around the globe - it's also available completely free for limited time!
Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted
The world renowned Ace Cafe in London has attracted a wide range of visitors from around the world.
Remembrance weekend access to an on-line data base to research family history
Staff at Ridgeway Golf4All Club learn BSL in preparation for Deaf Golf Sessions
Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences
Bas Lammers is 2 time KZ1 World Karting Champion. Deaf, he has signed a new deal that he hopes will take him back to the top of the podium.
Brains of adults might compensate for a temporary loss in sight by improving hearing.
Bridgend Deaf Bowls Club take on Home Counties Bowls Team 1st March 2014
The tournament is open to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing golfers and will take place on 26/27 April 2014
A visit to Bolivia provided some of the best photo opportunities experienced anywhere in the world.
Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily
The National Deaf Squash Championships take place on the 15th & 16th February 2014 in Manchester
Taking employment equality seriously, the India based Lemon Tree Hotel chain are an example to the world.
Sport has been a central part of deaf life for many years, here you will find the results provided to SLFirst for all UK deaf sports/sportspeople
Great Britain Deaf Men's and Deaf Women's Football merge to form one new entity that will take Deaf Football forward
Everton in the Community provide a significant number of sporting opportunities and runs the deaf mens and women's football teams
Richard and Joanna Turner enjoy theatre outings, and despite losing his hearing, captioned performances still allow them both to enjoy it
National charity teams up with CBeebies and Remark Media to launch 2014’s prestigious Signature deaf and deafblind awards
Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes - they will look good and taste good
Open invitation to supporters of the Black Country Deaf Football Club to support their fundraising efforts
Seeking to attract teams from wide afield, the Black Country Deaf FC hope to get an exciting entry list for this event
Seasons provide different opportunities for keen photographers and here Dafydd talks about Spring
A deaf golf competition, evening entertainment from comedian John Smith and a dance on the 13th June 2014 at Hinckley Golf Club
An introductory guide to fitness and some simple exercises by personal trainer Andie Vowles
Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available
Fiercely fought the Deaf Squash Champion's Crowns went to Jamie Mathews and Heather Thomas
Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome
What is so difficult to understand in the phrase, “Please text me”?
England Deaf Golf are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Captain of Ellesmere Port Golf Club
Finding difficulty in wearing my favourite clothes, I decided on a tough fitness programme, but early signs are wonderful
Deaf, Lynda Lewis stars in BBC 2's Great British Sewing Bee that is first aired on 18th February 2014
England Deaf Golfer Peter Baker becomes the first ever deaf golf Captain
Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice
Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat
Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty
One of the brightest British sports prospects, Danielle hopes for more recognition for deaf sport
Lynda Lewis made an occasion out of her first appearance on the GB Sewing Bee
Celebrate St David's Day in style. Perfect for making with the children
With under half of deaf students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs, options for higher education becomes limited
What is deaf culture and does it define us, divide us or isolate us
Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them
The explosion of downloadable films is welcome, but too few are still offered with subtitles
Sarah O'Dowd enjoys painting and does not believe deafness should prevent anyone achieving their dreams.
Cruiser, a chocolate Labrador go to school to help children with their reading and confidence
Trying to inspire a new generation of Deaf football players!
Pancakes are so easy and fast to make, they taste great and kids can have a great time trying to toss them!
Midlands based Deaf wrestler Sean Midnight takes the Champions crown after a successful trip to Japan and the Philippines
Wales and England Deaf Futsal teams meet in a friendly match at the House of Sport, Cardiff on 23rd March
The hugely successful DSPY event is being held at the Ricoh Arena 29th November. Celebrating deaf achievement it is a must attend event
Approaching 50, deaf and alone, Gaynor tried internet dating to find companionship
My Daughter and I, written by Deaf mother Melissa Mostyn, will be released on 24th April 2014
Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL
If Deaf Centres are to have a strong future, it is important to attract youngsters today
6 years old Caleb is Deaf, wears Cochlear Implants and has just completed the first round of his racing championship
Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!
With three race weekends behind him, deaf kart racer Bas Lammers looks forward to a successful season
Deaf Teaching Assistant by day, Sewing Bee star by evening, Lynda Lewis is showing what deaf people can achieve
The event is an opportunity to promote services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Google's Chromecast device launches in the UK this week - are you ready to turn your ordinary TV into a smart one?
With the first ever international between England and Wales Deaf Futsal teams taking place today, here's a quick guide to the game
England and Wales Deaf Futsal teams met for the first time in a friendly international at the House of Sport on Cardiff
SignHealth's 'Sick Of It' Report identifies significant problems in Deaf patients being properly diagnosed
As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students
New app for smartphones can listen to your surroundings and alert you to alarms or other noises.
Crufts is hugely popular and watched by millions of people but is it deaf friendly
With RAD's Deaf Law Centre closing, it is important that someone provides culturally aware legal advice to deaf people
Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed
Approaching its 100th Episode, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Midsomer Murders' Neil Dudgeon
I've always wanted to drive a Super Car and now I want to even more
ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids
The National Theatre and Stagetext teamed up to provide a captioned performance of King Lear
LG launches new 'smart lightbulb' that could be very useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
The support needed from Access to Work took months and months, causing frustration and de-motivation
Belonging, produced by the UK's Graeae and Brazil's Circo Crescer e Viver will work across four languages: English, British Sign Language, Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language
Time for BSL teachers to pull together collectively and make a better future for their students.
How to make a lasagne quickly and with little fuss
A new computer bug could put all of our information at risk - what do you need to do?
Children of Deaf Parents are often the forgotten group when it comes to accessing the support their parents cannot provide.
An easy to follow recipe to make Easter Cupcakes
Deaf swimmers came from across there UK to compete in their National Championship at Loughborough University
Improved packaging should be better for their Hard of Hearing customers
Seriously injured during a theatre performance, getting involved in a production again took a lot of courage
Being Deaf does not limit ambition and Round 2 of the Bambino Tour saw 6 year old Caleb continue his karting career
Combining the provision of deaf related information with a fun activity is a winning combination
Taking place on Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2014 in Ede, Holland
Nearly instant subtitles available on some tablets and phones.
A free event organised by the Wallace Collection with lip-speakers
New research shows Cochlear Implant technology can be used to deliver gene therapy
Australian Sarah Wilson writes about the importance of reducing sugar in our diet
Over the years the absence of deaf friendly church services has been the cause of many tears
Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time
As Allergy Awareness Week gets underway, there are calls for hay fever sufferers to get the right medication and use it correctly
Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf
With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites
Viki and Marlee Matlin become partnership champions for complete and accurate closed captions for online TV
Deaf Basketball Sessions every week with Qualified Coach and Interpreter support
Two Deaf men based in Texas, USA have recently started their own smart mail scanning and forwarding service.
The EDF Challenge Finals take place on 24th May at Maidstone, first game 11am k/o, second 3.30pm k/o
The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy
Both Wilcox and Simmons win singles and doubles titles
TV Gardening Celebrity Alan Titchmarsh tells us about his love of writing as well as his green figured exploits
Being a Deaf sign language user in a Hearing Family can be extremely isolating
DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire
In the north versus south English Deaf Football league finals, St Johns overcome Sunderland
England versus Wales Deaf Rugby Teams competed for the Broadstreet Cup at Franklin Gardens, Wales winning 30 - 0
A recent report identified that deaf people are more at risk of killer diseases, here Jeanann gives some advice to reduce risk
New research shows majority of British people have no security on their smartphones, we take a look at how to enable some.
Deaf professional kart racer Bas Lammers reflects on the season's achievements and remaining challenges
Cardiff Deaf Centre has had its threats in recent years, but thankfully it has survived and now shows signs of flourishing.
UK Charity Hearing Link, announce their plans to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week
Accessing deaf friendly legal advice can be problematic
A Road Map for those interested in becoming a BSL/English interpreter
For the first time in history the Welsh National Anthem was performed in BSL alongside singing choirs at a national event
A quick 'how to' guide on getting your phone or tablet to speak
Round 3 of the Bambino Kart Tour took place at Shenington in Gloucestershire
Deaf, Richard Webb-Stevens works for the London Ambulance Service and patrols the streets every day waiting to respond to emergency calls
Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets
Incoming Costa Rica President commits to sign language interpretation of his events
The 16th Gumball Rally will see competitors try and get their vehicles from Miami to Ibiza
The England Deaf Football Challenge Cup Final was contested by Doncaster and Derby Deaf football teams
The EDF Plate Final was contested between Bristol and Black Country Deaf Football Clubs on Saturday 24th May
Warm and welcoming, Venice offers a unique break.
Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014
Hollyoaks Star Rachel Shenton on her work acting and promoting deaf awareness
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service shows their support to Deaf Awareness Week and National Families Week
South Wales Fire Service along with many of their colleagues across the UK offer free home fire safety checks to deaf families
Deafinitely Theatre's signed production of Shakespeare's - A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre
An interesting talk on the history and modern day perception of disability
With the Government considering cutting NHS provided services to deaf people, community infighting prevents a united voice!
UK Deaf Cycling's Tom Smith to ride in the Tour de Formosa
Deaf Tennis players announced for the world team championships in the USA
Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.
Lottery Funding is set to support deaf youngsters in reaching their potential.
Medicine used to make us wee, make help with Tinnitus
Braam Jordaan reaffirms a deaf child's right to be taught in sign language at international conference.
Meet the team for the Deaf European Swimming Championships
Deaf Diabetes UK seeking to put deaf people in the picture
Becoming deaf later in life, having Cochlear Implants is still a big decision
Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh
The BrailleNote Apex device is helping Deafblind people to communicate with the world around them
Raising awareness of the all-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss
Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers
Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life
Deaf for a day John Barrowman raising awareness of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops
Andre Ferguson launches Meaka Bears to fill the gap in local deaf services
Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier
Research aiming to improve support in deaf child protection cases
Government plans to change support for Deaf kids builds on historical errors
6 year old deaf kart racer Caleb McDuff has been rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in motor sport
The World Deaf Golf Championships in Michigan receives thumbs up from the competitors
The Music in Motion Choir raises money to sponsor lots of different deaf projects
Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?
Isolating deaf students cab be one of the impacts of a lack of deaf awareness within a college setting
A group of deaf women from Ireland have made history by completing a cross channel swim that began at the top of a mountain.
The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.
With a deaf girlfriend joining a family holiday, it's important to think how best to manage communication
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on
Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum
Canadian Scott Caldwell is Hard of Hearing, he is also a successful paramedic in a busy area in Toronto
Free BSL guided tour of the Folkestone Triennial - an ambitious public art project
Step by Step Guide on how to make Carrot Cake
Caleb Showing the Karting World that neither being Deaf or Torrential Rain fazes him
The CODA team had a great time at this year's Sign Circle event in Preston
999 is a critical public service, it is not readily accessible to deaf people at a time when the US are opening their 911 service
British Deaf Lawn Bowls
Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way
Nominated by her students Elizabeth is humbled by the award and shares her love of BSL
With more people than ever before carrying a camera around with them, Natasha gives some useful hints and tips for Autumn photography
Local breastfeeding group arrange deaf friendly information event
90 years old David Hogan recalls his involvement in the D-Day landings
Returning to the Normandy beaches 70 years after his D-Day landing, Les enjoyed an intimate return.
Having been recognised for their voluntary service, DEAFvibe group enjoy tea with the Royal family
DDay70 brought pomp and ceremony for our veterans, SLFirst would like to see that VIP consideration all year round.
Signed and Captioned Performances Open up the Theatre to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Theatregoers
NDCS launch 6th Fingerspellathon aiming to raise funds for deaf children
This is the first Deaf FootGolf tournament held in the UK
Deaf and going to university? Here are some quick hints to assist you
Even if you are Deaf, it's important to get stuck into Fresher's Week at University
17 years old Kimberley Bruce becomes the youngest ever lawn bowls champion
Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes
Sport England and NDCS seek to improve Deaf access to swimming
GB Deaf Swimming punch above their funding weight to make their mark in Europe
Department of Health finally wakes up to the communication needs of deaf patients
One of five entrants in the final William will be jetting off to LA if he wins the competition
The Shipley and Saltaire Wellness Centre attract deaf clients through their thoughtful approach
The Kenya National Association of the Deaf has developed plans that could be life changing for the deaf community
Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness
Jaguar's Design Director, Ian Callum, fulfils a boyhood dream to re-engineer the classic Mark II
The decisions on deaf education by this head teacher, other educationalists, policy makers and the political elite is life-limiting on these deaf youngsters.
NDCS identifies gaps in audiology services when it comes to dealing with deaf children
Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career
How Yorkshire couple, Angie and Richard Aspinall overcame public sector job cuts and sudden deafness to start their own photography and journalism business
Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice
Partnering with Disability Sport Wales, Golf Development Wales and Ridgeway Golf4All, Wales Deaf Golf Association seeks to attract new Deaf youngsters to the game of golf
Honoured to be part of a mini pre-European Championships tournament, the GB Deaf Football team secure the title.
Internet Shopping habits could be costing you money. Research shows us how to make us savings
NHS Audiologist picks up the prestigious prize of Audiologist of the Year
Always behind the times with Deaf communication, Text Relay Service jumps forwards
New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
At 18 Deaf golfing champion Paul Waring is taking the golfing scene by storm
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Charities benefit from Rayovac's commitment to support the communities they serve
Hugely successful, being able to hear the engine noise leads to hearing loss
As life expectancy grows, 60 is regarded as the new middle age
With increased health risks, it's in all our interests to be sugar aware
A brand new mobile app is being worked on that the creators hope will hugely improve communication options for the one-in-six Deaf and Hard of Hearing people around the world.
Championships will see Deaf tennis players from around the world compete for world crown
Signing golf professional Paul Aitkens opens the golfing door to hordes of deaf and disabled people
Good discipline around the use of electrical appliances can save you a lot of money
Competition for 16 and overs at the Wales National Velodrome
Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus
Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake
Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Developing strategic partnerships, the work of UK Deaf Sport promises widespread positive outcomes
The first UK Charity to win a Graham-Pelting Consulting funding award
Overzealous action to spelling mistakes in job applications shows ignorance of equal opportunities
Retiring from International Competition, Matthew Sykes has a lot to be proud of
Mum of deaf children finds it impossible to find BSL tuition and faces anti BSL views from teacher of the deaf
Using Wi-Fi to take the steam out of boiling a kettle
Snapping away during Winter is as much fun as any other time of year
A Deaf persons thoughts on counseling services.
A 16 year old Deaf boy provides some tips on how to deal with bullies.
Providing deaf aware golf taster sessions draws in youngsters to give it a try
After 2 years competing in Belgium, Tom Smith returns to cycling on the roads of Britain
With staff learning BSL, the Principality wanted to go one step further to support deaf people in Wales
Experienced John Gapp wins more awards at the World Deaf Magician Festival
Gracing the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Deaf sports stars get the recognition they deserve
Royal Shakespeare Company get set to host its first semi-integrated Sign Language Performance.
Now Hard of Hearing, Ernie reflects on his time growing up during the war
Introducing the i-Local facility, the Council want Deaf residents to know about their deaf friendly services
Microsoft opening access to their Kinect / Sign language research project
Easy to Use Speech to Text software comes as standard with the Apple Mac.
Teachers for the Deaf try to banish Sign Language in Mainstream Schools, denying deaf children a choice later in life
Improved SEND school inspection process should drive up standards and hold local authorities to account
Recognising the need for specific communication, PLODs are bridging the gap
Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach
A quick look at a couple of apps that allow you to know what song is playing right now and also live subtitles of it!
Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas
Deaf Children Treated to Inspirational Art Event
The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community
Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication
What will you be seeking to change about your life when you set out confidently into 2015
Making his return to British Competition Deaflymics star joins ambitious racing team
With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored
Passionate about British Sign Language, this young teacher is student centric
ABSLTA’s 25th anniversary saw calls for a revival of a professional focus.
Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing
Raising the Bar was developed by NDCS to make dance and music more accessible for the 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK.
Playing their first development game the GB Deaf U23 football team perform well against seasoned opposition
Competing for the British Deaf Futsal Cup, St John's A beat Doncaster to take the spoils.
Through the eye of a camera lens, wonderful places like Paris just come alive
With Deaf Friendly entertainment difficult to come by, captions ensured everyone could enjoy the show
Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others
When hearing turns to deafness, the world is suddenly a very different place
Producing a music video with a signed interpretation provides a powerful link between hearing and deaf people
Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning
Competing for the Broadstreet Cup, Wales run out worthy winners in a close encounter
Uber taxi app is proving to be useful for deaf people on both sides of the service.
Competing for national honours 14/15 February in Manchester
Deaf people solve problems and George Veditz, seemed to have solved the problem of the telephone for deaf people, 100 years ago.
Drawing players from clubs all over the UK, the England Deaf Women's Rugby team, take the spoils in their first fully competitive 12-a-side match
Studying for her PhD at Nottingham University, Sarah's research should aid understanding of the issues involved
Young students get far more from their BSL course than they ever imagined
A seasoned golf Pro, Kevin Hall is still hoping to be the first deaf competitor on the PGA Tour
Decision to put on an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, marks out university as being deaf friendly
Already available on iPhones and android phones, Pedius brings parity to Deaf and Hard of Hearing telephony
A consultation event aimed specifically to get Deaf views about Cancer Prevention
Northampton Sports FA host a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day for youngsters to get involved with football
A brilliant annual event for Deaf over 50's, activities and good company add to people's enjoyment
Reflecting on his own deafness, Tony Stoyles now embraces being deaf
Run by Deaf staff for Deaf tourists, this Brazilian company guarantee a trouble free vacation
With Spring around the corner, SLFirst provides seasonal advice to get started early in the garden
Inclusive Sports Day for children and adults with a disability
Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo
Politics is not just what politicians do - anyone can get involved, and anyone can drive change
SL First's review and step-by-step guide to using the Pedius app
St David's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and highlight traditional Welsh sign language
Turning up for lessons is a good start, these tips will help you take your signing to a new level
Fighting again on 7th March 2015 at Epsom Racehorse, Deaf MMA combatant Adam aims to make his record 7-0-0
New battery helps cochlear implant users live life to the fullest
Exercise is essential to healthy life, but it doesn't have to be gym work
In heralding hopes for the future, IWD is a good time to look back to get inspiration for the fights ahead
Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse
Following legal challenge, plans to limit the student's disability allowance will be re-considered
Making the best use of your time in the classroom and at home will improve your signing
One of the most important events in the British Sports Diary, deaf swimmers compete for national honours at an elite venue
The expo at Maidstone Leisure Centre was opened by CBeebies’ Phil Gallagher AKA Mr Maker
Deaf man was denied disability living allowance despite needing constant assistance.
Information about preventing Cancer is critical, but it is often denied to the Deaf community
Amazon Prime Video is finally providing subtitles on (some of) their streaming video.
A spectacle for Deaf communities around the world, Deaflympics available on-line in the UK
Deaf and can swim 100 metres, come along to this swimming gala
Mobile phone app puts information about the driving test at the finger tips of Deaf youngsters
Seeking to respond to the sensory needs of its customers Barclays introduce new programme
Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.
Google invaded Safari users' privacy in 2011 - Court has decided British people are allowed to sue them.
Fun new app lets you show your unhappiness with politicians by pooping on them!
Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly
Competing for the Broadstreet Cup, the best Deaf players will take to the field at Moseley Rugby Club
DEAFvibe's superb event brings service providers together under one roof for the Deaf community
The people of Rome were warm and helpful, with everyone accommodating my deafness
Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story
Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages
Standing for election representing the Green Party, the Commons needs better Deaf awareness
Launching a Deaf run pizza restaurant - Mozzeria in San Francisco - the Stein's appeal to hearing and deaf guests
Playing a local league team, England's ladies run in four excellent tries.
Running out 20 - 8 winners Wales retain the Broadstreet Cup
Securing sponsorship from Wix Racing, Trusted Car Parts and Millers Oils, Karting just got a lot more serious
Used commonly to criticise being ignored, everyone should know action is needed to prevent isolation of Deaf people
Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors
State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements
Concerns raised over the protection of deaf children as report finds them ‘invisible’ to local authority social care teams
NDCS Report highlights the plight of Deaf children
Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances
Born profoundly Deaf, Noelle Simmons' zest for life is an inspiration
Winning the England Deaf Football League Cup, Sunderland Deaf AFC win their first trophy
Taking place on the 2-4th May 2015, players have a lot at stake with the first World Championships on the horizon
Described as disturbing, brutal and brilliant, The Tribe rocket launches career of Deaf actress Yana Novikova
Set out in a more visual way, this chart tells you what each party is about
If you have the benefit of a wonderful audiologist why not nominate them
Using standard tests websites of all political parties are found to be inaccessible to disabled people
Seeing a rise in 'BSL' signed songs, I wanted to find out about the underlying motivation
Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be
Deaf people need nurturing so that they are empowered in life and in the work place
Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision
Superbly organised, Deaf tennis stars fight for national honours and world championship selection
As part of their Me2Project, National Deaf Children's Society host football tournament for 9th year
Top Celebrities Reveal What Makes Their Taste Buds Tingle to Help Raise Some Dough for Deaf Children
NDCS attract celebrity support for series of events promoting Deaf Awareness Week
Taking place in the second round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb drives with maturity and improved speed
Recognising the barriers Deaf people face, the Hawaii Government force cinemas to offer captioned films
Making direct 1:1 phone calls available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Organised by several Deaf organisations the Deaf Camp is available to 13-17 years olds from across the UK
Enjoy motorcycling - meet friends old and new at the Deaf Bikers Rally in Great Yarmouth
Some hearing aids now have apps that are compatible with the new Apple Watch
Proud of my regional signing identity, it is for the Deaf Community to decide if regional variation and linguistic rules should be dropped
Fundraising BBQ to be held at end of August
If recruiters don't understand the issues involved with disabled recruitment isn't this leading to discriminatory practices
Action on Hearing Loss Cymru Excellence Awards recognised the work of a small number of organisations to become more deaf friendly
Designed for hearing but bringing parity to deaf people, the Apple Watch exceeds expectations
Simple coaching tips can improve accessibility to deaf Children
Travelling to Kenya on a fact-finding mission to investigate progress in getting every child into school
A new app invented by a 17 year old Polish boy has found some unplanned users in the Deaf Community.
It is important to have more than one option to access your holiday money abroad
Watching with Deaf friends, the use of Ukrainian Sign Language proved to be no barrier at all
James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.
With only little snippets of progress, Deaf Travel still involves a lot of inequality
Deaf Hub Offering the best of Deaf Comedy at the Kettering Conference Centre
Report shows that subtitling by main TV channels has some way to go
Providing a range of useful information to help you get and stay healthy
Is overly complex human intelligence and strength of opinion stopping us from solving some of the most basic of problems
Ambitious to compete at an elite level in mainstream sport, our sporting ambassadors prove what can be achieved
Given life-limiting potential because of deafness, this Doctor proves how wrong the 'experts' can be.
Allowing people to record video messages of up to 5 minutes, Glide is deaf-friendly and perfect for sign language users
Attracting the best Deaf tennis players from around the world, organisers are also laying on free session for youngsters
Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle
SL First takes a quick look at some interesting apps you might like
Heading out to Hanover shortly, the young Deaf men are excited about the opportunity to represent their country
Had great service from your Audiologist, this is one way to say thank-you
Taking place between the 14th and 27th June 2015, the GB team will face the best that Europe has to offer
A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good
Often advised to pursue only oralism, research recommends deaf children get early access to a bilingual approach
30 years of research has consistently shown the benefits and finally some educators seem to be listening
Parents and supporters take action to ensure their deaf children access education that has been designed with deaf children in mind
Two big companies have hit the headlines recently by introducing new ways for Deaf, BSL-using customers to contact them in their preferred language.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the work of the organisation and recognise the efforts of everyone involved
Drawn in a difficult group, the GB team now face Sweden in the quarter finals
Able to reserve on line and make choices through a touch screen pad, Inamo looks very deaf friendly
Taking place in the third round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb's progress continues apace
Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition
With the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in Nottingham, these Deaf athletes are taking part in making history
Just missing out on a place in the final, the GB Team should be proud of their bronze medal achievement
First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs
Exciting, thrilling and even enjoyable, communication was effective because of a good attitude
Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community
Up and coming Deaf Tennis star looks to inspire deaf youngsters
Re-discovering herself, Natasha, equipped with her new Cochlear Implant, travelled to North Wales for a Women Climb weekend, and had a great time
Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK
With cycling ever more popular in the UK, making sure you are insured takes some of the pain out of having a bike stolen
Sharing information to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bedford extends to visits from the Italians behind the Pedius app
20 years old, Deaf Friendly Business Solutions delivers high quality programmes excelling in Deaf Friendly training
This week's report by Professor Stewart captures many of the issues the Deaf community have been arguing for, for years.
Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down
Unity used to be our strength, but is a more competitive attitude beating it out
Performed by the Taking Flight Theatre Company, the performance was designed with deaf people in mind
Apple's new contactless payment system has now launched here in the UK. Here's what you need to know.
Visually stimulating, the World Championships will be fantastic to watch
Young, sporty and determined, Andrea Hovstein Hjellegjerde achieves the ultimate in golf - twice!
Knowing and understanding how your children are using their smartphones is important for parents
And to think men have been taking the mickey out of women for years for spending too long in front of the mirror
Deaf from birth, Jack's access to Deaf Sport has given him wonderful experiences and a great opportunity for the future
Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities
A few small steps can be a big difference to a Deaf child feeling valued
Attracting the world's best players, here is the draw and regular updates as the matches take place
Showing great fighting qualities, the first round proved successful for home grown talent
Mirroring the experience of many deaf applicants, research identifies the barriers Deaf people face in the jobs market
BT's NGT service has been recognised by the London Business Disability Forum for their work on improving communication.
Knowledge and management of the personal risks could reduce the number of lower limb amputations
Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people
Attracting deaf tennis stars from 20 countries, the early rounds have been competitive
With the quarter finals completed, the best Deaf tennis players in the world are in sight of the first ever world titles
An exciting day of Deaf Tennis giving us the line-ups for some of the weekend's finals
Hosting a fun and informative day, deaf youngsters will have left Nottingham inspired by the opportunities that exist within Deaf tennis
An exciting day of tennis sees two big wins for British players and exciting finals lined up for the final day of competition
A wonderful week of tennis was wrapped up with singles and doubles finals
World Deaf Tennis Championship organised and managed with high levels of professional competence
Learning BSL is not just about getting a job for some, it is about wanting to chat to Deaf people
Making an organisation Deaf-Friendly is progressive and inclusive
SL First brings you the Top 10 apps that we think are most useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
4th generation Deaf, Nyle DiMarco has nothing but positive thoughts about what deaf people can do
For the first time ever, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer fully inclusive play to Deaf BSL audience in Stratford
Entry for the 2015 Battle of the Books competition opens at Gallaudet University.
With different levels of Deaf access throughout, the visiting experience itself shows how accessibility is changing
After a lot of hard work and training, music is once again something to be enjoyed
New watch launching in Singapore to alert Deaf/HoH people to immeadiate danger
Open event is a great opportunity to come along and see what opportunities there are for you and deaf children
People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain
Following our recent wonderful experience of integrated theatre we interviewed Becky Allen to get a behind the scenes look at how the show was developed
With the arts increasingly accessible, a few ideas for enjoying a day out
Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients
Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families
Comedian John Smith takes to the stage to help raise funds for Demelza
Designed to encourage conversations with Deaf people, Deaf children loved the highly visual design highlighting their language
'Deaf-Friendly by Design', American construction company DePaul show what is possible when proper consideration is made
Deaf students and families from Doncaster have created an exhibition of filmed shadow theatre performances created using BSL.
Free lecture about Scotland's new 'BSL Bill' - what does it mean and what happens next?
Strolling around, going at your own pace, there is plenty of information on offer
Survey puts a whole new focus on why people might drive badly
Concentrating on the rules, there are numerous examples of inaccurate signs every day
Ambitious to make a difference, Paul Scott has developed programmes in Jordan that are really making a difference
Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence
Daily discrimination is a common experience for many Deaf people in their work and private lives
Being able to easily compare prices will lead you to pay the lowest prices around
Extending their accessible programmes, a tour of this great clipper is available in a BSL guided tour
Working indoors and with a diet light on Vitamin D, you might not realise the effect on your body
If you love Doc Martin, you should enjoy this interview with Martin Clunes
Natasha Hirst shares some more thoughts on her time in Italy - here, telling us all about wonders of Rome.
Addressing the academic needs of Deaf students, a mentoring programme is being developed
An ambitious road racing cyclist, Sol Warwick has high hopes of a successful professional sporting career
Florence Nightingale Mukasa puts heart and soul into working for Deaf people in Uganda
Galaxy's research shows that acts of kindness really do matter
With the American-like trend for Christmas lighting expanding, it's important to know how to do it safely
Open to anyone aged 16 or over, the publishers encourage writers with disabilities to take part
Find out now before it's too late to do something about it!
Thelma thrives in a Deaf School but fees leave her education in doubt
Director Antonio Spanò Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete his Short Documentary, "Inner Me"
Christmas time is always popular to share some seasonal good wishes in sign language
A futuristic new vest could allow Deaf people to feel sounds and understand what people are saying
Deaf Friendly guide to help people contact you by building your own free website!
There are fears easier options around withdrawing university places might be taken instead
The RSC - Making the theatre more accessible to the Deaf signing community than ever before
Made job ready at Margate Deaf School - 94 years old Dennis Harris was taught skills that served him well through adult life
Just 18, Grace O'Brien is made of wonderfully caring stuff.
Inclusive panto circus taking place on the 12th January
A beautiful island with charming people, the island has much to offer deaf travellers
A wonderful visual experience, some of the tours were top notch experiences
Pre-planned and with pre-booked excursions, Iceland provided a quite wonderful short vacation
With only one accessible show in a series, Deaf people are not even close to be given equal access to live performances
Becoming Deaf has brought loneliness to family get togethers, even though I am amongst loved ones
Event seeks to outline the support available to Deaf BME people
SOMA video-chat app is taking Deaf community by storm!
Fantastic opportunity for Deaf families to enjoy an accessible tour and activities
Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age takes place on Wednesday 27th January.
With new technology, comes better Deaf access, but too many businesses still insist on a telephone call
Having a BSL interpreter on stage and moving around the set, is a step up in accessible live shows
The teaching of English has not been affected by social interactions, why is BSL
Collaboration with Deaf Academy results in Deaf accessible show
A Deaf accessible conference focusing on the needs of Deaf parents to be
Deaf Rugby Event seeks to highlight opportunities for all deaf children
Leading to poor socioeconomic outcomes for Deaf people, education in Kenya relies almost entirely on the oral method of teaching
Accessible Theatre provides lovely family entertainment
Pulled together from film footage thrown in a skip, the film is a must see for anyone who is deaf
Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom
New research not only supports the benefits of signing in acquiring language skills, but finds it boosts brain power
Shared aspirations and with a programme of action in mind.
Thanks to Public Health Wales BSL accessible information about the free flu vaccine is newly available to Deaf people for the first time
Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.
Through increased popularity of the beauty and effectiveness of signed language, ignorance rears its sorry head.