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Fire Safety for the Deaf

Fire safety is important for Deaf people, here we discuss one of the services offered by one Fire Service

A Day at Bath Races

Seeking activities that are deaf friendly for families and groups, Sarah visited Bath Races for a Summer meeting. This is her story.

Hard of Hearing - Isolating and Lonely

Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely

Autumn 4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships

4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships, held at the Vale Hotel and Golf Resort in South Wales, August 2013

Castle Combe Car Racing

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.

Deaflympics 2013

SL First reflects of the GB Team's involvement in the Deaflympics 2013

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, enjoying working with Pam St Clement as part of the 'Deaf for the Day' campaign.

John Smith Deaf & Hilariously Funny!

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.

Phoneography

With the huge advances in technical ability of mobile phone cameras, Dafydd gives some hints and tips to take great photographs.

Pinnocks - A Delightful Deaf Friendly Coffee House

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!

Exeter Deaf Students have their say at National Conference

Students from Exeter Deaf College fight for the right to access specialist education!

Sporting Inspiration - An Interview with Karen Lewis-Archer

A Paralympian, Karen Lewis-Archer epitomises what the "You can do it" mentality is all about.

Punk Chef Autumn

The Punk Chef takes us through his Autumn recipe

BSL World - fingerspelling

A regular column about issues related to British Sign Language

New National Standards of Communication for People with Sensory Loss

The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services

Saving money through a green approach

Saving money by adopting a green approach to your household spend

Gloucester Deaf Centre

Exciting things are happening at Gloucester Deaf Club

Technology - Leap Motion Sensor

The new Leap Motion Sensor might open up new opportunities for BSL users.

The Wonderful Kingdom of Thailand

Heather delights in travelling around the world. Here she tells us about het latest trip to Thailand

Sean Midnight Wrestling for his Future

Sean Midnight is a Deaf wrestler aiming for the big time

4 Nations Deaf Golf

A preview of the 4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships being held in August 2013

Deaf Friendly Council Services

Bridgend County Borough Council offering Deaf Friendly Services

Listen Up

Listen Up is a Visit England initiative to to improve accessibility in businesses

Signed and Captioned Performance at the Theatre

Theatres have taken great strides in opening up some performances to people who are deaf, here Jeff discusses some of those developments

BSL World - Richness of BSL

Richness, complexity and accuracy of BSL

Deaf Biz Blog

Our DeafBiz Blog - The Hidden Disability

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012

An interview with the people behind the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, DSPY

Golf Development Wales

Golf Development Wales seeks to develop the health of golf in Wales, and here we discuss a programme to attract deaf golfers

Gerry Hughes - Global Champion

Gerry Hughes successfully circumnavigated the world in one of the most remarkable feats of achievement by any Deaf man in history

Diabetes - That will never happen to me

Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise, but some good eating habits and regular exercise can reduce your risk

Exercise - it might save your life

The modern day lifestyle is largely sedentary, so exercise is more important now than ever

Jean West A Positive Role Model

A young Deaf woman, Jean has set herself up with a hairdressing business and has greater ambitions

Money Saving Tips

SL First's regular feature with more money saving tips

Eco-friendly money saving tips

Money saving tips using a green approach

Photography The Rule of Thirds

A regular feature from Deaf photographers giving hints and tips to improve your pictures

An Insight into Paula Craig MBE - inspirational speaker

Paula Craig was the first woman to compete in the London Marathon as a runner and wheelchair athlete. Read her story here.

An Interview with The Punk Chef - Scott Garthwaite

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

Susy Evans deaf Olympic Torch Bearer

Susie Evans is deaf, multiple medal winner in karate and an Olympic Torch Bearer

Tony Padden - Life as a Deaf Tailor

Deaf and from Ireland Tony Padden made his way as a gentelmen's tailor, culminating in his work at Harrods

Subtitles on You Tube

A regular look at Deaf technology, Karl talks about subtitles on You Tube

Travel with Heather Thomas - Japan

Deaf travellers Heather and Tammy visited Tokyo. This is what they made of it

Fun Family Walks

Using fun family walks to get some exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Dear Wendy

Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help

An introduction to the Deaflympics

A brief look at the history of the Deaflympics and the upcoming 2013 Games

Gerry Hughes is a quite remarkable man

A Deaf man, Gerry Hughes is single handedly sailing around the world past all five capes - read about him here

Lip-Speaking explained

A brief introduction to Lip-Speaking

Manor House Wildlife Park

We visited Manor House Wildlife Park in South Wales and found plenty that was deaf friendly.

Getting away to Nice

A Winter break in Nice is the perfect fillip to recharge those batteries

Women and Deaf People - Breaking Down International Barriers

Tessa Padden from Signworld visited Iran and here she describes her experience

Modern Communication Technology

Karl Jenkins takes a look at the 'new lines of communication', available through the introduction of new technology

Ipswich Building Society launches sign language initiative to support hard of hearing customers

Up-skilling staff with deaf awareness and basic BSL improves customer services

John Harris Paralympian

Veteran Paralympian John Harris provides inspiration to groups across the UK, here we find out a little more about his story

Deaf Photographers

An article discussing the merits of photography and the action of one tutor to make his business deaf friendly

Young, Deaf and Undeterred

Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up

The Interpreter's Code of Conduct Explained

The NRCPD Interpreter's Code of Practice explained

PC Jonathan Handy - A Signing Police Officer

The BBC unveiled a police officer learning BSL as part of the Police 24/7 programme. PC Handy tells us why

Michael Hubbs

Deaf from birth, Michael Hubbs is a US speed skater working tirelessly to make the Olympic Team

Double Deaflympics Medal Winner Tom Smith

Against an agonising background, the highly professional Tom Smith shows his metal

Pipedown! by the wonderful Gaynor Young

Background music causes havoc to Cochlear Implants, but as Gaynor explains, it's not just deaf people who don't like it

ZBand Review

SLFirst reviews the world's first silent alarm vibrating wristband - the ZBand

A sense of Community through Deaf Football

Deaf Football in Britain has a long and proud history

Being Deaf won't stop me being a Primary School Teacher

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

An Introduction to Fitness

Andie Vowles is a Deaf personal trainer and will be providing some advice and guidance to help you get fit and stay healthy

The Kitchen is at the HEART of your home, use it wisely!

The Punk Chef talks about the importance of making cooking a family activity.

Sensory Awareness Day at Dudley Zoo

A deaf friendly assessment visit to Dudley Zoo

Fulham Deaf Football Club

In their 10th year since formation, the Fulham Deaf Football Club has proved a great success

Offer Deaf Children Eduction in Sign Language

Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world

Bridgend Council Setting the Standard

Bridgend County Council are taking steps to becoming more and more deaf friendly

Signature Awards - 1 month to go

Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards

DSPY 2014 Awards

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival

Deaf Arts Festival in London

Cases of diabetes still on the rise

The cases of diabetes is still on the rise, but people seem unaware of the risk to serious health problems

New Apple Smartphones

Apple makes smart decision to introduce cheaper options on their smartphones

Mobile Technology Changing Banking

Advances in technology are quickly changing the face of banking.

Helping Deaf parents during early parenthood

A short article briefly talking about some of the issues faced by Deaf parents of a hearing child

Easy Access to Essential Information When Buying a Second Hand Car

New App provides used car history at the touch of a button

Aspiring Solicitor Helped by UK's Audiologist of the Year 2013

Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor

An Introduction to Gloucester Deaf Association

Under good leadership and clear direction Gloucester Deaf Association offers a range of services

Sign Language Interpretation on Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday - interpreter provided at Walsall

Africa and UK focussed deafness charities join forces

Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!

The Development of Deaf Villages

Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors

The Visual Pleasure of Deaf Magic

Deaf Magicians brighten the lives in Deaf Clubs around the world

The Wonders of Kite Flying

In bygone years dads used to know how to make a kite with their children. We thought we would show you how

Independent Living Fund - Court of Appeal Update

Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans

Tragic Loss of 2380 Lives Following Work Capability Assessments

A causal link has yet to be made, but the public will draw their own conclusions despite Ministerial warnings

Deaf Discrimination? You Decide

Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.

Uploading video to YouTube

Sharing videos with friends and family around the world is easy on YouTube.

Deaf Education Limiting Life Choices

Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.

Rediscovering sound - like meeting up with an old friend

Deciding to have Cochlear Implants was a big decision

Attitude Makes the Difference

Attitude to deafness varies, in my experience it makes all the difference.

NHS and the Right to an Interpreter

In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.

To Grow or Not to Grow.....?

South African writer Gaynor Young explains why 'Movember' can be problematic

Offering BSL Instruction to Learner Drivers

Insight 2 Drive is a new driving school operating in South Liverpool and providing deaf friendly tuition

Successful Deaf Sports Stars - Mat Gilbert and Professional Rugby

Mat Gilbert is Deaf and here he tells us about how he is carving out a successful professional rugby career

Implications for Deaf Customers with Introduction of Voice Recognition

Voice biometrics are about to be introduced but what will that mean for Deaf and Hard of Hearing customers

Brighton University Students Design Website for Deaf People

University students design website to host details of deaf friendly businesses in one place

Fitbit Flex Review

SLFirst reviews the Fitbit Flex wristband that helps you get more active

History of Pantomime

Pantomime has a long and traditional history, but remains hugely popular.

BSL World - Dealing with New Technology Words

New technology words create a challenge to BSL

Adam Evans - Family Man, Cage Fighting and MMA

A Deaf family man, Adam decided to give MMA cage fighting a go, he hasn't looked back since

Gaynor Young - Delightful and Determined

Gaynor Young suffered an horrific fall during a stage performance. The story of her life since is enthralling and truly inspirational.

Kate Evans' Photography Tips

Kate Evans- Tips and Hints to take some wonderful Winter photos

A Deaf Person’s Road to Success

Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf

Justin LeBlanc

SL First looks at the success of a deaf American fashion expert and how his deafness has helped him to achieve his goals.

Living the Dream

Dafydd Eveleigh has long since had an ambition to ride a Motorbike in Europe. Here he tells us of the joy in doing it.

Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, how about these ideas for a Christmas Gift

Joe Collins - Carving a Career in the Media

Deaf TV plays an important role within the deaf community. Joe Collins has been an influential figure for many years!

Zane Hema taking sign language interpretation seriously

The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark

Barclays Launches Accessibility Roadshow

Following widespread disquiet amongst the deaf community, it is good to see progress finally being made on banking accessibility.

Joshua Ledbetter - Me and My LP3 Project

Joshua Ledbetter tells us about the pursuit of his dream to have his own fitness and well-being business.

Gardening for Good Health

It's official, gardening and doing some DIY is good for you!

Save a Life with a Cold Alarm

This is one way to make elderly loved are not overly exposed to the dangers of cold weather

Deaf CCTV workers in Mexico

Deaf operators of CCTV in Mexico have delivered better outcomes

Johanna Lucht - It could have been so different

Johanna Lucht was isolated and being let down until effective communication was introduced to her life. Things changed then!

New Welsh Standards Set to Transform Services

New communication standards in Wales have the potential to change NHS service delivery beyond recognition

Lou Ferrigno - Shaping Up to Play the Hulk

Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career

Help for Deaf Learner Drivers

Xmas special offer on the BSL Theory Test Guide for learner drivers

When it's Good to Fight

Louis Long is a Deaf wrestler in the USA fighting his way towards professional status.

Just a thought....

Has the disintegration of our counties affected the education and well-being of our deaf children?

5 year old Claire Koch signs her Xmas Show

The joy of a child's nativity play is combined with stress for some Deaf parents

Access to Work - New Approach Threatening Well-Being

Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic

Lights Out for Dog Walkers

With street lighting being turned off to save money, deaf dog owners face additional dangers.

Deaf Man fails to get the support he needs following accident

When deaf people are involved in a car crash, we expect more from our emergency services in respect of help and understanding

Will you make a New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolutions are a great way to get inspired - but in the UK we dont carry through our good intentions!

3M and Action on Hearing Loss reach new heights together

Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together

Cartooning

Cartooning has a long established history but they have their limitations for deaf topics!

Cinema, subtitling and Equal Access

The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community

3M Scores with Health & Safety Crowd at Old Trafford

3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection

Interpreters, Job Centres and Access for People who are Deaf

Department for Work and Pensions costs for interpreters hits £20 million in 4 years and yet deaf applicants struggle to get the communication support they deserve!

Garnering Deaf Artist's Passion In India

The Atulyakala programme aims to bring deaf people in India with artistic talent the opportunity to flourish

New Subtitled Emergency Warning System

New emergency alerting system aimed at Deaf & Hard of Hearing people shown at CES 2014.

Love Rugby? Wales v England should whet your appetite!

Come and enjoy one of the newest Wales v England sporting rivalries

Johnny Fantastica - A Life of Entertaining

Gloucester based John Gapp has enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining audiences all over the world. We think he's just magic!

Video Job Applications Set to Soar, but Will They be Deaf Friendly

With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?

Restaurant Offers Deaf Friendly Service

Using improvements in technology, Rita's on the River improves communication with deaf customers

Tech Companies Upholding Deaf Suppression

Mobile phone contracts are not deaf friendly and service providers seem determined to maintain anti deaf usage plans

Celebrating film success – 7 deaf youngsters who helped produce it

Youngsters from Deaf Active Cheshire attend premiere of the film they helped produce

Disappointing Doctor

All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery

Live Chats: a great alternative to phone calls!

Fed up of using the phone for customer support and make enquiries - we have a quick look at online 'live chat' facilities.

Food Labelling

It is difficult to eat healthily if you don't understand what is good and bad for you. Food labelling explained.

Wales Deaf Rugby Triumphs in their 11th International against England

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

6 Years Old Caleb, Deaf and Aiming for Formula One

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

Ploughing Fields at Tank School

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 Launches - Can you get it Free?

Windows 10 has launched around the globe - it's also available completely free for limited time!

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Its First British Sign Language Theatre Tour

Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted

Ace Cafe

The world renowned Ace Cafe in London has attracted a wide range of visitors from around the world.

Find your family’s heroes with free access to an on-line database

Remembrance weekend access to an on-line data base to research family history

Deaf Awareness, Bespoke BSL supports Golf4All Programme

Staff at Ridgeway Golf4All Club learn BSL in preparation for Deaf Golf Sessions

Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse: Captioning Brings People Together

Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences

Deaf Karting Champion Bas Lammers Entering New Era in Racing

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.

Enhancing Hearing Through Temporary Blindness

Brains of adults might compensate for a temporary loss in sight by improving hearing.

Bridgend Deaf Bowls Club

Bridgend Deaf Bowls Club take on Home Counties Bowls Team 1st March 2014

England Deaf Golf Spring Tournament 2014

The tournament is open to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing golfers and will take place on 26/27 April 2014

The Wonderful Sights and Scenery of Bolivia

A visit to Bolivia provided some of the best photo opportunities experienced anywhere in the world.

Tailored Holidays for Deaf Visitors at Seable

Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily

English Deaf Squash Championships

The National Deaf Squash Championships take place on the 15th & 16th February 2014 in Manchester

Setting New Standards in Deaf and Disabled Employment

Taking employment equality seriously, the India based Lemon Tree Hotel chain are an example to the world.

Deaf Sporting Results

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 Football – Men and Women Join Forces

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 supporting Deaf Football

Everton in the Community provide a significant number of sporting opportunities and runs the deaf mens and women's football teams

Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre: Once More Unto the Breach!

Richard and Joanna Turner enjoy theatre outings, and despite losing his hearing, captioned performances still allow them both to enjoy it

Signature 2014 Awards Press Release

National charity teams up with CBeebies and Remark Media to launch 2014’s prestigious Signature deaf and deafblind awards

Valentine Recipe - Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes - they will look good and taste good

Black Country Deaf Football Club Fundraising Event

Open invitation to supporters of the Black Country Deaf Football Club to support their fundraising efforts

Black Country Deaf FC Hosting a Futsal Competition

Seeking to attract teams from wide afield, the Black Country Deaf FC hope to get an exciting entry list for this event

Spring Photography

Seasons provide different opportunities for keen photographers and here Dafydd talks about Spring

Leicester Deaf Golf Open

A deaf golf competition, evening entertainment from comedian John Smith and a dance on the 13th June 2014 at Hinckley Golf Club

Beginners Exercise - Everyone Has To Start Somewhere

An introductory guide to fitness and some simple exercises by personal trainer Andie Vowles

Backing the new Healthcare Standards for people with a Sensory Loss

Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available

National Deaf Squash Championships

Fiercely fought the Deaf Squash Champion's Crowns went to Jamie Mathews and Heather Thomas

'Believe to be Alive' to be supported by Pope Francis

Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome

Stop Calling Me

What is so difficult to understand in the phrase, “Please text me”?

Peter Baker the first known pre lingual deaf captain of a mainstream golf club in England

England Deaf Golf are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Captain of Ellesmere Port Golf Club

Post 40 - Can I get fitter than ever before

Finding difficulty in wearing my favourite clothes, I decided on a tough fitness programme, but early signs are wonderful

Competing for the GB Sewing Bee Crown

Deaf, Lynda Lewis stars in BBC 2's Great British Sewing Bee that is first aired on 18th February 2014

Student from the Royal Birkdale School for the Deaf Appointed Captain of Golf Club

England Deaf Golfer Peter Baker becomes the first ever deaf golf Captain

Help me Please, I'm Going Deaf

Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice

59 Down, 41 To Go, Deafblind Runner James Clarke's Race Against Time

Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat

Your Chance to Nominate for Audiologist of the Year

Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty

Danielle Joyce Swimming into the Record Books

One of the brightest British sports prospects, Danielle hopes for more recognition for deaf sport

Lynda's Pyjamas Steal the Sewing Bee Show

Lynda Lewis made an occasion out of her first appearance on the GB Sewing Bee

Making Welsh Cakes

Celebrate St David's Day in style. Perfect for making with the children

Mainstream Education Continues To Generate Unfair Results

With under half of deaf students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs, options for higher education becomes limited

What is “Deaf Culture”?

What is deaf culture and does it define us, divide us or isolate us

My Music (with digressions) and Hearing Loss

Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them

'That was then, this is NowTV' with no subtitles

The explosion of downloadable films is welcome, but too few are still offered with subtitles

Sarah O'Dowd Capturing the Best Northumberland Countryside

Sarah O'Dowd enjoys painting and does not believe deafness should prevent anyone achieving their dreams.

Dog Tails

Cruiser, a chocolate Labrador go to school to help children with their reading and confidence

Deaf Friendly Football Festivals - North West

Trying to inspire a new generation of Deaf football players!

Traditional Pancakes

Pancakes are so easy and fast to make, they taste great and kids can have a great time trying to toss them!

Sean Midnight Taking a Japanese Crown

Midlands based Deaf wrestler Sean Midnight takes the Champions crown after a successful trip to Japan and the Philippines

Wales v England Deaf Futsal Friendly

Wales and England Deaf Futsal teams meet in a friendly match at the House of Sport, Cardiff on 23rd March

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

The hugely successful DSPY event is being held at the Ricoh Arena 29th November. Celebrating deaf achievement it is a must attend event

Lonely Heart!

Approaching 50, deaf and alone, Gaynor tried internet dating to find companionship

Melissa Mostyn Launches First E-Book

My Daughter and I, written by Deaf mother Melissa Mostyn, will be released on 24th April 2014

BSL Celebration Week

Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL

Deaf Centres - The Youth Are Our Future Leaders

If Deaf Centres are to have a strong future, it is important to attract youngsters today

Deaf Bambino Championship Karter makes his debut

6 years old Caleb is Deaf, wears Cochlear Implants and has just completed the first round of his racing championship

Making A Difference Through Hearing Therapy

Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!

Deaf Racer Bas Lammers Making The Most Of Pre-Season Racing

With three race weekends behind him, deaf kart racer Bas Lammers looks forward to a successful season

GB Sewing Bee's Lynda Lewis, Showing That Deaf People Can.....

Deaf Teaching Assistant by day, Sewing Bee star by evening, Lynda Lewis is showing what deaf people can achieve

Deaf Vibe's 'See me, Hear Me' Event

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 Chromecast launches in UK

Google's Chromecast device launches in the UK this week - are you ready to turn your ordinary TV into a smart one?

An Introduction to Futsal

With the first ever international between England and Wales Deaf Futsal teams taking place today, here's a quick guide to the game

England Take The Spoils In Inaugural Deaf Futsal International Against Wales

England and Wales Deaf Futsal teams met for the first time in a friendly international at the House of Sport on Cardiff

Neglect by the NHS Leads to Reduced Life Expectancy for Deaf People

SignHealth's 'Sick Of It' Report identifies significant problems in Deaf patients being properly diagnosed

Deaf BSL Role Models Inspiring Younger Generation

As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students

A 'Smart Ear' for warnings

New app for smartphones can listen to your surroundings and alert you to alarms or other noises.

Crufts and Deaf Accessibility

Crufts is hugely popular and watched by millions of people but is it deaf friendly

Legal Services for Deaf people: A New Era?

With RAD's Deaf Law Centre closing, it is important that someone provides culturally aware legal advice to deaf people

Announcement from the Becoming Visible Board of Trustees

Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed

An Interview with Midsomer Murders Star Neil Dudgeon

Approaching its 100th Episode, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Midsomer Murders' Neil Dudgeon

Richard's Super Car Experience Whets my Appetite

I've always wanted to drive a Super Car and now I want to even more

New Made For iPhone Hearing Aids Launched in the UK

ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids

King Lear at the National Theatre: An Accessible Family Affair

The National Theatre and Stagetext teamed up to provide a captioned performance of King Lear

New Smart Bulbs ideal for Deaf People

LG launches new 'smart lightbulb' that could be very useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

Access to Work - My Story

The support needed from Access to Work took months and months, causing frustration and de-motivation

Graeae and Circo Crescer e Viver Present Belonging

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

A Better Future for BSL Teaching

Time for BSL teachers to pull together collectively and make a better future for their students.

Making a simple lasagne

How to make a lasagne quickly and with little fuss

Heartbleed - is my information safe?

A new computer bug could put all of our information at risk - what do you need to do?

The Forgotten Children

Children of Deaf Parents are often the forgotten group when it comes to accessing the support their parents cannot provide.

Vanilla Easter Cupcakes

An easy to follow recipe to make Easter Cupcakes

National Deaf Swimming Championships 2014

Deaf swimmers came from across there UK to compete in their National Championship at Loughborough University

Rayovac announces launch of next generation Proline Packaging

Improved packaging should be better for their Hard of Hearing customers

Sinking Sands

Seriously injured during a theatre performance, getting involved in a production again took a lot of courage

Caleb's Story - Round 2 Bambino Tour

Being Deaf does not limit ambition and Round 2 of the Bambino Tour saw 6 year old Caleb continue his karting career

NDCS Listening Bus Visit to Machynys Golf Club

Combining the provision of deaf related information with a fun activity is a winning combination

7th World Deaf Squash

Taking place on Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2014 in Ede, Holland

Live subtitles for real life!

Nearly instant subtitles available on some tablets and phones.

Lacquer, Louis XIV and lip-speaking at the Wallace Collection

A free event organised by the Wallace Collection with lip-speakers

Cochlear Implants used to Deliver Gene Therapy

New research shows Cochlear Implant technology can be used to deliver gene therapy

Quitting Sugar, For Life - Interview of Sarah Wilson

Australian Sarah Wilson writes about the importance of reducing sugar in our diet

Accessible Church Services

Over the years the absence of deaf friendly church services has been the cause of many tears

Deaf Day Delight at City Lit

Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time

Misuse of Hay Fever Medication Causes Misery for Millions

As Allergy Awareness Week gets underway, there are calls for hay fever sufferers to get the right medication and use it correctly

National Deaf Tennis Championships

Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf

Interview with Masterchef Winner Shelina Permalloo

With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites

Viki & Actress Marlee Matlin launch 'Billion Words March'

Viki and Marlee Matlin become partnership champions for complete and accurate closed captions for online TV

Deaf Basketball Training Sessions

Deaf Basketball Sessions every week with Qualified Coach and Interpreter support

Deaf Entrepreneurs Launch New Mail Scanning Service

Two Deaf men based in Texas, USA have recently started their own smart mail scanning and forwarding service.

EDF Challenge Plate

The EDF Challenge Finals take place on 24th May at Maidstone, first game 11am k/o, second 3.30pm k/o

Belfast take the spoils in British Deaf Football Cup Finals

The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy

Willcox and Simmons clinch National titles

Both Wilcox and Simmons win singles and doubles titles

Alan Titchmarsh - The Pen is Mightier than the Spade

TV Gardening Celebrity Alan Titchmarsh tells us about his love of writing as well as his green figured exploits

Building Communication with a Deaf Child

Being a Deaf sign language user in a Hearing Family can be extremely isolating

See Me, Hear Me opens up lines of communication

DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire

EDF League Final Sees St John's Deaf FC Take the Spoils

In the north versus south English Deaf Football league finals, St Johns overcome Sunderland

Broadstreet Cup Retained by Superb Welsh Performance

England versus Wales Deaf Rugby Teams competed for the Broadstreet Cup at Franklin Gardens, Wales winning 30 - 0

The Silent Killer

A recent report identified that deaf people are more at risk of killer diseases, here Jeanann gives some advice to reduce risk

Is your mobile phone secure?

New research shows majority of British people have no security on their smartphones, we take a look at how to enable some.

Bas Lammers aims high for rest of karting season

Deaf professional kart racer Bas Lammers reflects on the season's achievements and remaining challenges

Cardiff Deaf Sports & Social Club

Cardiff Deaf Centre has had its threats in recent years, but thankfully it has survived and now shows signs of flourishing.

Words and moments to mark Deaf Awareness Week

UK Charity Hearing Link, announce their plans to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

Why is legal advice so important?

Accessing deaf friendly legal advice can be problematic

So you want to be a sign language interpreter?

A Road Map for those interested in becoming a BSL/English interpreter

Automatic text to speech on your phone or tablet

A quick 'how to' guide on getting your phone or tablet to speak

Silence Racing's Caleb McDuff Continues to Progress

Round 3 of the Bambino Kart Tour took place at Shenington in Gloucestershire

Deaf Motor Bike Paramedic Helping Save Lives on the Streets of London

Deaf, Richard Webb-Stevens works for the London Ambulance Service and patrols the streets every day waiting to respond to emergency calls

Aspiring, Influencing & Achieving as a Deaf Youngster

Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets

Costa Rican President commits to Signed Speeches

Incoming Costa Rica President commits to sign language interpretation of his events

The Green Light with Maximillian Cooper

The 16th Gumball Rally will see competitors try and get their vehicles from Miami to Ibiza

Amidst Penalty Chaos Doncaster take the spoils in EDF Cup Final

The England Deaf Football Challenge Cup Final was contested by Doncaster and Derby Deaf football teams

Inventive Bristol Win the EDF Plate Final

The EDF Plate Final was contested between Bristol and Black Country Deaf Football Clubs on Saturday 24th May

Jetting away for a few days in Venice

Warm and welcoming, Venice offers a unique break.

DEAFvibe awarded Queen's Award

Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014

Rachel Shenton - Hollyoaks, Acting and Deafness

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

Sign or Text for Theatre?

Deafinitely Theatre's signed production of Shakespeare's - A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre

Tom Shakespeare on Enabling Equality: Label Jars Not People!

An interesting talk on the history and modern day perception of disability

The NHS Hearing Aid Crisis

With the Government considering cutting NHS provided services to deaf people, community infighting prevents a united voice!

Deaf Cycling's Tour de Formosa

UK Deaf Cycling's Tom Smith to ride in the Tour de Formosa

Access to Work - Ministerial Statement

Minister seeks to reassure deaf community over Access to Work concerns

Tennis Foundation announces Dresse & Maere Cup tennis team

Deaf Tennis players announced for the world team championships in the USA

BSL tokenism in Schools

Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.

New project for deaf young people in Wales receives National Lottery funding

Lottery Funding is set to support deaf youngsters in reaching their potential.

Tinnitus Research Heralds Hope for Sufferers

Medicine used to make us wee, make help with Tinnitus

WFD calls for better education for the world's deaf youngsters

Braam Jordaan reaffirms a deaf child's right to be taught in sign language at international conference.

Getting to know the Deaf Swimmers Competing in Euro Champs

Meet the team for the Deaf European Swimming Championships

Deaf, Diabetes and a Determination to Help

Deaf Diabetes UK seeking to put deaf people in the picture

Richard’s Cochlear Implant: The Journey Has Only Just Begun

Becoming deaf later in life, having Cochlear Implants is still a big decision

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championships

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh

'Laptop' for Deafblind People gets them online

The BrailleNote Apex device is helping Deafblind people to communicate with the world around them

Accessible Health Services in Wales

Raising awareness of the all-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss

Sky a Leading Light in Ignorant Decision Making

Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers

Mike Hawthorne, Sense and the London Marathon

Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life

Deaf Awareness vs Deaf Equality

Deaf for a day John Barrowman raising awareness of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Get in the loop & support Hearing Loop Awareness Week

Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops

Wonderful dad ensures Deaf Friendly activities for his daughter

Andre Ferguson launches Meaka Bears to fill the gap in local deaf services

Empowering deaf people by providing life enhancing information

Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier

Talking About Child Protection

Research aiming to improve support in deaf child protection cases

SEN Proposals will let Deaf kids down

Government plans to change support for Deaf kids builds on historical errors

Karter Caleb is Living the High Life

6 year old deaf kart racer Caleb McDuff has been rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in motor sport

World Deaf Golf goes from strength to strength

The World Deaf Golf Championships in Michigan receives thumbs up from the competitors

Music in Motion - translating lyrics into sign language

The Music in Motion Choir raises money to sponsor lots of different deaf projects

How about subtitles on your watch?

Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?

College Trip to a Show in London

Isolating deaf students cab be one of the impacts of a lack of deaf awareness within a college setting

Irish Women Swim into the History Books

A group of deaf women from Ireland have made history by completing a cross channel swim that began at the top of a mountain.

Principality Building Society Leading the way on Deaf Friendly Banking

The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.

Holidaying with a Deaf Girlfriend

With a deaf girlfriend joining a family holiday, it's important to think how best to manage communication

Deaf Athletes left out in the cold

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on

Hearing Loss, Sport and Integration

Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum

Saving lives despite being hard of hearing

Canadian Scott Caldwell is Hard of Hearing, he is also a successful paramedic in a busy area in Toronto

BSL Tour of Folkestone Triennial

Free BSL guided tour of the Folkestone Triennial - an ambitious public art project

How to make Carrot Cake

Step by Step Guide on how to make Carrot Cake

August, Torrential Rain - Deaf Racer Caleb still at the top of his game

Caleb Showing the Karting World that neither being Deaf or Torrential Rain fazes him

Our CODA visit to Sign Circle

The CODA team had a great time at this year's Sign Circle event in Preston

USA shows UK how to Improve Access to Emergency Services

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 Tournament

British Deaf Lawn Bowls

Patients to benefit from new NHS England ‘Accessible Information Standard’

Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way

An Interview with Elizabeth Bojas - Regional Teacher of the Year

Nominated by her students Elizabeth is humbled by the award and shares her love of BSL

Hints and Tips for Autumn Photography

With more people than ever before carrying a camera around with them, Natasha gives some useful hints and tips for Autumn photography

LATCH Breastfeeding Event Welcomes Deaf Parents

Local breastfeeding group arrange deaf friendly information event

Valuing Our Veterans - David Hogan

90 years old David Hogan recalls his involvement in the D-Day landings

WWII Veteran Les Birch attends DDay70

Returning to the Normandy beaches 70 years after his D-Day landing, Les enjoyed an intimate return.

Royal Seal of Approval for DEAFvibe

Having been recognised for their voluntary service, DEAFvibe group enjoy tea with the Royal family

Value Our Veterans

DDay70 brought pomp and ceremony for our veterans, SLFirst would like to see that VIP consideration all year round.

A Proud History of Signed Performances at The New Theatre

Signed and Captioned Performances Open up the Theatre to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Theatregoers

Children set to take part in the UK's biggest Fingerspellathon this October

NDCS launch 6th Fingerspellathon aiming to raise funds for deaf children

Like Football or Golf, why not play both at the same time

This is the first Deaf FootGolf tournament held in the UK

Let’s get academic: Preparing for University

Deaf and going to university? Here are some quick hints to assist you

Let’s get social: Preparing for University

Even if you are Deaf, it's important to get stuck into Fresher's Week at University

Deaf Sport Welcomes a New Upcoming Star

17 years old Kimberley Bruce becomes the youngest ever lawn bowls champion

Bringing Parity to the Theatre Experience for Deaf Audiences

Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes

£160,000 boost set to help deaf children learn to swim

Sport England and NDCS seek to improve Deaf access to swimming

Euro Success for GB Deaf Swim Team

GB Deaf Swimming punch above their funding weight to make their mark in Europe

Department of Health invests heavily in online interpreting for Deaf people

Department of Health finally wakes up to the communication needs of deaf patients

Dream to Screen Deaf Finalist - William Horsefield

One of five entrants in the final William will be jetting off to LA if he wins the competition

Wellness Centre Taking Deaf Clients' Health Needs Seriously

The Shipley and Saltaire Wellness Centre attract deaf clients through their thoughtful approach

International Deaf Awareness Week Used as Springboard for Deaf Services

The Kenya National Association of the Deaf has developed plans that could be life changing for the deaf community

National Lipreading Awareness Week - What do you know?

Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness

Re-engineering a Jaguar Classic

Jaguar's Design Director, Ian Callum, fulfils a boyhood dream to re-engineer the classic Mark II

UN Convention Education

The decisions on deaf education by this head teacher, other educationalists, policy makers and the political elite is life-limiting on these deaf youngsters.

Audiology services failing deaf children in England

NDCS identifies gaps in audiology services when it comes to dealing with deaf children

Dedication and Hard Work Underpin Success with GB Deaf Football

Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career

Against all odds

How Yorkshire couple, Angie and Richard Aspinall overcame public sector job cuts and sudden deafness to start their own photography and journalism business

The Flip Side of the Coin

Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice

Golf Taster Sessions to Attract Deaf Youngsters

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

GB Deaf football team take the spoils

Honoured to be part of a mini pre-European Championships tournament, the GB Deaf Football team secure the title.

Understanding Search Engine Results Can Save You Money

Internet Shopping habits could be costing you money. Research shows us how to make us savings

Trafford General Hospital Audiologist Wins National Award

NHS Audiologist picks up the prestigious prize of Audiologist of the Year

‘Next Generation Text’ service welcomed by Hearing Link

Always behind the times with Deaf communication, Text Relay Service jumps forwards

NYC cops who were forced to retire for wearing hearing aids will get their day in court

New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids

Golf Well Placed To Tackle The Issue Of Loneliness

Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being

England Deaf Golfing Champ to appear on Transworld Sport

At 18 Deaf golfing champion Paul Waring is taking the golfing scene by storm

Golf Well Placed to Tackle The Issue Of Age Related Loneliness

Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being

Rayovac Continues To Support Charity Efforts Across The World

Charities benefit from Rayovac's commitment to support the communities they serve

John Surtees - Motor Racing Great and Hearing Loss

Hugely successful, being able to hear the engine noise leads to hearing loss

Deaf and Young at Heart? – Good News for Those Under or Approaching 60

As life expectancy grows, 60 is regarded as the new middle age

Deaf Friendly App Opens up Nutrition Information for Deaf Community

With increased health risks, it's in all our interests to be sugar aware

Automatic speech-to-text for groups finally a reality?

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.


Nottingham to play host to inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships in 2015

Championships will see Deaf tennis players from around the world compete for world crown

Sign of the times for PGA

Signing golf professional Paul Aitkens opens the golfing door to hordes of deaf and disabled people

Switch on to Switching Off and Save Money

Good discipline around the use of electrical appliances can save you a lot of money

Welsh Deaf Futsal Cup 2014

Competition for 16 and overs at the Wales National Velodrome

Launch of the NEW Tinnitus Support Group

Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus

BSL Coffee Morning Sponsored by Principality BS

Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake

Next Generation Text - A User's Experience

Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

UK Deaf Sport Fighting Tooth and Nail for Deaf Sport

Developing strategic partnerships, the work of UK Deaf Sport promises widespread positive outcomes

Need an Interpreter or Translator - Try Before You Buy

New technology opens the door to video interviewing of BSL/English interpreters or translators

International Support for Exeter Deaf Academy's New Build Project

The first UK Charity to win a Graham-Pelting Consulting funding award

Focus on Typos Likely to Discriminate Against Deaf Job Applicants

Overzealous action to spelling mistakes in job applications shows ignorance of equal opportunities

Deaf Canoeist Making a Splash in Mainstream Competition

Retiring from International Competition, Matthew Sykes has a lot to be proud of

Deaf Children, Hearing Parents and BSL

Mum of deaf children finds it impossible to find BSL tuition and faces anti BSL views from teacher of the deaf

iKettle - I don't mind if I do

Using Wi-Fi to take the steam out of boiling a kettle

Top Tips for Winter Pics

Snapping away during Winter is as much fun as any other time of year

Come in, take a seat, I'm all "hears"

A Deaf persons thoughts on counseling services.

Deaf Teen's Anti-Bullying Tips

A 16 year old Deaf boy provides some tips on how to deal with bullies.

Smiles all round at Deaf Golf Taster Session

Providing deaf aware golf taster sessions draws in youngsters to give it a try

Deaflympics Cycling Star Returns to British Competition

After 2 years competing in Belgium, Tom Smith returns to cycling on the roads of Britain

Principality's BSL Week Raises Awareness

With staff learning BSL, the Principality wanted to go one step further to support deaf people in Wales

Gloucestershire Deaf Magician Takes the Stage by Storm in USA

Experienced John Gapp wins more awards at the World Deaf Magician Festival

A range of sports recognised at Deaf Sports Personality of the Year 14

Gracing the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Deaf sports stars get the recognition they deserve

RSC Stage First Performance With BSL

Royal Shakespeare Company get set to host its first semi-integrated Sign Language Performance.

WWII Memories as a Young Lad

Now Hard of Hearing, Ernie reflects on his time growing up during the war

Carmarthenshire County Council - Providing Information to the Deaf Community

Introducing the i-Local facility, the Council want Deaf residents to know about their deaf friendly services

Microsoft Promoting Sign Language Recognition

Microsoft opening access to their Kinect / Sign language research project

Speech to Text Widely Available

Easy to Use Speech to Text software comes as standard with the Apple Mac.

Attitudes Towards Sign Language Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Teachers for the Deaf try to banish Sign Language in Mainstream Schools, denying deaf children a choice later in life

Deaf Children to Benefit from Increased Investment

Improved SEND school inspection process should drive up standards and hold local authorities to account

Hampshire Police PLOD Reaching Into Deaf Community

Recognising the need for specific communication, PLODs are bridging the gap

Committee Report Confirms Access to Work Failures

Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach

Seeing the Music

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!

SLFirst's 12 Deaf Reminders for Christmas

Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas

Art Festivals Promotes Creative Opportunities for Deaf Children

Deaf Children Treated to Inspirational Art Event

Taking Their Place in History, Bridgend Council Win BDA Charter Award

The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community

Setting High Standards of Deaf Awareness Within Public Service

Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication

What Change Will 2015 Herald In Your Life

What will you be seeking to change about your life when you set out confidently into 2015

Tom Smith joins Velosure Starley Primal Pro Cycling team for 2015

Making his return to British Competition Deaflymics star joins ambitious racing team

Cutting The Number of Hearings to Save Money Will Cost More

With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored

Young Deaf BSL Teacher Zayne Thomson Brings Energy To The Classroom

Passionate about British Sign Language, this young teacher is student centric

Association of British Sign Language Teachers and Assessors

ABSLTA’s 25th anniversary saw calls for a revival of a professional focus.

Health Advice - Check Those Moles

Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing

NEXT GENERATION OF DEAF DANCE AND MUSIC STARS

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.

GB Deaf U23 Football Opens New Pathway to International Honours

Playing their first development game the GB Deaf U23 football team perform well against seasoned opposition

St John's Take British Deaf Futsal Cup by the Scruff of the Neck

Competing for the British Deaf Futsal Cup, St John's A beat Doncaster to take the spoils.

The Power and Wonderment of Photography

Through the eye of a camera lens, wonderful places like Paris just come alive

Captioned Lion King Proves to be Family Friendly

With Deaf Friendly entertainment difficult to come by, captions ensured everyone could enjoy the show

Deaf Opinions Facebook Page - a New On-Line Deaf Club?

Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others

Transition to Being Deaf - It Has It's Problems!

When hearing turns to deafness, the world is suddenly a very different place

Two Worlds Video Shows Attitude is Everything

Producing a music video with a signed interpretation provides a powerful link between hearing and deaf people

Education System Suppresses Deaf Achievement

Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning

Wales Deaf Rugby Stars Serve Up Another Winning Performance

Competing for the Broadstreet Cup, Wales run out worthy winners in a close encounter

Uber Taxis – A deaf friendly future for transport?

Uber taxi app is proving to be useful for deaf people on both sides of the service.

National Deaf Squash Championships 2015

Competing for national honours 14/15 February in Manchester

100 years ago Veditz envisioned the world of videophones

Deaf people solve problems and George Veditz, seemed to have solved the problem of the telephone for deaf people, 100 years ago.

Nurture and Dedication Key to Development of England Deaf Ladies Rugby

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

Barriers to Deaf Involvement in Sport - PhD Research

Studying for her PhD at Nottingham University, Sarah's research should aid understanding of the issues involved

Integrating BSL into our Social Care Course

Young students get far more from their BSL course than they ever imagined

Golfing Deaf Professional Kevin Hall Aims Higher

A seasoned golf Pro, Kevin Hall is still hoping to be the first deaf competitor on the PGA Tour

University of Wolverhampton Host Deaf and Hard of Hearing Open Day

Decision to put on an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, marks out university as being deaf friendly

Smartphone app enables deaf people to make phone calls

Already available on iPhones and android phones, Pedius brings parity to Deaf and Hard of Hearing telephony

Cancer Prevention Event in BSL at Cardiff Deaf Centre

A consultation event aimed specifically to get Deaf views about Cancer Prevention

Hard of Hearing Football Awareness Day

Northampton Sports FA host a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day for youngsters to get involved with football

Butlins with the England Deaf Darby & Joan

A brilliant annual event for Deaf over 50's, activities and good company add to people's enjoyment

To Be, Or Not To be – Deaf

Reflecting on his own deafness, Tony Stoyles now embraces being deaf

Deaf Accessible Travel in Brazil

Run by Deaf staff for Deaf tourists, this Brazilian company guarantee a trouble free vacation

Top Tips To Get That Garden Ready To Be Enjoyed

With Spring around the corner, SLFirst provides seasonal advice to get started early in the garden

Inclusive Sports Day

Inclusive Sports Day for children and adults with a disability

Cardiff Hearing and Tinnitus Expo All Set For March

Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo

Deaf People 'Can Do' - And We Can Make A Difference

Politics is not just what politicians do - anyone can get involved, and anyone can drive change

Pedius - Changing the Way I Use My Mobile

SL First's review and step-by-step guide to using the Pedius app

St David's Day, Welsh Tradition and BSL

St David's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and highlight traditional Welsh sign language

Top Ten Tips for BSL Learners

Turning up for lessons is a good start, these tips will help you take your signing to a new level

Adam Evans Steps Back Into The MMA Ring

Fighting again on 7th March 2015 at Epsom Racehorse, Deaf MMA combatant Adam aims to make his record 7-0-0

RAYOVAC’S ‘BEST EVER BATTERY’

New battery helps cochlear implant users live life to the fullest

Why Walking Might Help You Live Longer

Exercise is essential to healthy life, but it doesn't have to be gym work

Deaf Ladies Reflection On International Women's Day

In heralding hopes for the future, IWD is a good time to look back to get inspiration for the fights ahead

Total Eclipse Will Be A Wonderful Sight

Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse

Deaf Student and NDCS Force Government Re-Think

Following legal challenge, plans to limit the student's disability allowance will be re-considered

Disability Minister Gives an Update on ATW Progress

Following a period of radical decision making and disarray, Disability Minister gives an update

BSL - Maximising The Learning Opportunity

Making the best use of your time in the classroom and at home will improve your signing

Deaf Swimmers Light Up Loughborough

One of the most important events in the British Sports Diary, deaf swimmers compete for national honours at an elite venue

KDCS Deaf Expo

The expo at Maidstone Leisure Centre was opened by CBeebies’ Phil Gallagher AKA Mr Maker

Deaf Man Moves One Step Closer To Biggest DLA Award in the UK

Deaf man was denied disability living allowance despite needing constant assistance.

Prevention is Better than Cure - Who's going to tell the Deaf Community

Information about preventing Cancer is critical, but it is often denied to the Deaf community

Subtitles finally appearing on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video is finally providing subtitles on (some of) their streaming video.

18th Winter Deaflympics Get Underway Without GB Athletes

A spectacle for Deaf communities around the world, Deaflympics available on-line in the UK

Deaf Friendly Swimming Gala run by the NDCS

Deaf and can swim 100 metres, come along to this swimming gala

miDrive app will help deaf youngsters pass their driving test

Mobile phone app puts information about the driving test at the finger tips of Deaf youngsters

Beacons at Barclays - A Step Forward in Accessible Banking?

Seeking to respond to the sensory needs of its customers Barclays introduce new programme

IX Deaf History International in Scotland

Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.

Google loses court battle for spying on Apple users

Google invaded Safari users' privacy in 2011 - Court has decided British people are allowed to sue them.

Poop on the Politicians!

Fun new app lets you show your unhappiness with politicians by pooping on them!

Horse Riding - Exhilarating and Deaf Friendly

Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly

England and Wales Deaf Rugby teams lock horns again at Moseley Rugby Club

Competing for the Broadstreet Cup, the best Deaf players will take to the field at Moseley Rugby Club

Planning for the 2015 See Me, Hear Me Event well under way

DEAFvibe's superb event brings service providers together under one roof for the Deaf community

Rome during an International weekend was just awesome

The people of Rome were warm and helpful, with everyone accommodating my deafness

Braam Jordaan, Instrumental Deaf Film Producer and Human Rights Ambassador

Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story

Deaf man's discrimination case against judiciary to continue to jury trial

Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages

Simeon Hart, Campaigning to be the first Deaf BSL user MP

Standing for election representing the Green Party, the Commons needs better Deaf awareness

Deaf Restauranteurs Thrive Through Approach To Communication

Launching a Deaf run pizza restaurant - Mozzeria in San Francisco - the Stein's appeal to hearing and deaf guests

England Deaf Women's Rugby Team Secure Another Win

Playing a local league team, England's ladies run in four excellent tries.

Wales Maintain Dominance Against Spirited Opposition

Running out 20 - 8 winners Wales retain the Broadstreet Cup

Deaf Karter Caleb McDuff Starts Season With New Sponsors But Same Ambition

Securing sponsorship from Wix Racing, Trusted Car Parts and Millers Oils, Karting just got a lot more serious

Turning A Deaf Ear Should Mean Greater Awareness

Used commonly to criticise being ignored, everyone should know action is needed to prevent isolation of Deaf people

VisiTalks: Developing Sign Language Tranlsation Gloves

Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors

Isolating Deaf Youngsters From The Deaf Community Might Not Be In Their Best Interests

State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements

Charlie Chaplin - Film Industry Pioneer and Deaf Influenced?

Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances

Deaf Woman Attacks Life By Taking Opportunities in Both Hands

Born profoundly Deaf, Noelle Simmons' zest for life is an inspiration

Sunderland Deaf AFC Manager Praises Players After Winning the Cup

Winning the England Deaf Football League Cup, Sunderland Deaf AFC win their first trophy

The General Election - A Brief Explanation

With the general election around the corner, here's a brief independent view of what it's all about

Defending champions head entry for 2015 National Deaf Tennis Championships

Taking place on the 2-4th May 2015, players have a lot at stake with the first World Championships on the horizon

Deaf Actors Excel in Emotive Silent Movie - The Tribe

Described as disturbing, brutal and brilliant, The Tribe rocket launches career of Deaf actress Yana Novikova

Chart showing what each political party stands for

Set out in a more visual way, this chart tells you what each party is about

THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO REWARD YOUR AUDIOLOGIST AND WIN GREAT PRIZES

If you have the benefit of a wonderful audiologist why not nominate them

Disabled website users vote 'none of the above'

Using standard tests websites of all political parties are found to be inaccessible to disabled people

Hap & Stace Launch Sign-Song YouTube channel

Seeing a rise in 'BSL' signed songs, I wanted to find out about the underlying motivation

Parenting a Deaf Child can be a Minefield

Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be

Conservative Win Should Not Be Green Light To Persecute Deaf People

Deaf people need nurturing so that they are empowered in life and in the work place

Media Personality Gets It Oh So Wrong When Commenting on Simple Auslan Communication

Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision

Fletcher and Simmons claim National Deaf Tennis Championships titles in Welwyn Garden City

Superbly organised, Deaf tennis stars fight for national honours and world championship selection

Deaf Youth Football Teams Crowned Champions at Final

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

Caleb Avoids Near Disaster to Achieve Best Result to Date

Taking place in the second round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb drives with maturity and improved speed

Closed Captions Enshrined in Law in Progressive and Thoughtful Hawaii

Recognising the barriers Deaf people face, the Hawaii Government force cinemas to offer captioned films

Pedius: A Life-Changing Phone App for the Deaf

Making direct 1:1 phone calls available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

Deaf Youth Camp in N. Ireland July 2015

Organised by several Deaf organisations the Deaf Camp is available to 13-17 years olds from across the UK

Deaf Bikers Rally 2015

Enjoy motorcycling - meet friends old and new at the Deaf Bikers Rally in Great Yarmouth

Watch and Listen

Some hearing aids now have apps that are compatible with the new Apple Watch

BSL - Regional Variations - Respect and Knowledge of Linguistics

Proud of my regional signing identity, it is for the Deaf Community to decide if regional variation and linguistic rules should be dropped

Yorkshire Deaf Golf Society

Fundraising BBQ to be held at end of August

80% of recruitment consultants ‘could do more’ for disabled jobseekers

If recruiters don't understand the issues involved with disabled recruitment isn't this leading to discriminatory practices

Bridgend Council Wins Gold at Gala Dinner

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru Excellence Awards recognised the work of a small number of organisations to become more deaf friendly

Apple Watch - Deaf Friendly and Safer to use in public than my iPhone

Designed for hearing but bringing parity to deaf people, the Apple Watch exceeds expectations

NDCS teams up with Basketball England to give deaf children opportunity to play

Simple coaching tips can improve accessibility to deaf Children

New Young Ambassadors for 2016 to help ensure that no child’s education is forgotten

Travelling to Kenya on a fact-finding mission to investigate progress in getting every child into school

High Five!

A new app invented by a 17 year old Polish boy has found some unplanned users in the Deaf Community.

What is the best way to take money abroad for holidays? Is cash always best?

It is important to have more than one option to access your holiday money abroad

Gritty and Provacative The Tribe Stirs Strong Emotions

Watching with Deaf friends, the use of Ukrainian Sign Language proved to be no barrier at all

Hidden Sugar: Just how much is in that biscuit?

James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.

Subtitles for Deaf Travellers - Is It Really Too Much To Ask

With only little snippets of progress, Deaf Travel still involves a lot of inequality

Deaf Hub Comedy Cabaret July 11th

Deaf Hub Offering the best of Deaf Comedy at the Kettering Conference Centre

Ofcom - Some progress on Subtitles but Further Progress Needed

Report shows that subtitling by main TV channels has some way to go

Deaf Hub's Wellbeing Event 11th July

Providing a range of useful information to help you get and stay healthy

Communication - Animal Kingdom v Human Society - Lessons to be Learned?

Is overly complex human intelligence and strength of opinion stopping us from solving some of the most basic of problems

SLFirst Announces Deaf Sporting Ambassadors

Ambitious to compete at an elite level in mainstream sport, our sporting ambassadors prove what can be achieved

Dr. Philip Zazove Defies the so-called 'Experts on Deafness'

Given life-limiting potential because of deafness, this Doctor proves how wrong the 'experts' can be.

Glide 'video texting' app is so useful!

Allowing people to record video messages of up to 5 minutes, Glide is deaf-friendly and perfect for sign language users

World Deaf Tennis Championships, Nottingham 20-26 July 2015

Attracting the best Deaf tennis players from around the world, organisers are also laying on free session for youngsters

Leading and Pushing for Change, Braam Jordaan's Representation Promises Great Things

Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle

App Roundup - June 2015

SL First takes a quick look at some interesting apps you might like

GB Deaf Football Squad for the 2015 European Championships

Heading out to Hanover shortly, the young Deaf men are excited about the opportunity to represent their country

NEW SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS THE DIFFERENCE ‘LIFE CHANGING’ HEARING PRACTITIONERS ARE MAKING

Had great service from your Audiologist, this is one way to say thank-you

Great Britain Deaf Women Heading to Germany for Euro Champs

Taking place between the 14th and 27th June 2015, the GB team will face the best that Europe has to offer

Is an Attitude of Tokenism to Deaf Awareness Better Than Nothing At All

A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good

The right of the deaf child to grow up bilingual

Often advised to pursue only oralism, research recommends deaf children get early access to a bilingual approach

Sign Language Helps all Children in Early Years Learning

30 years of research has consistently shown the benefits and finally some educators seem to be listening

Signing School Opened to Improve Outcomes Through Oral Approach

Parents and supporters take action to ensure their deaf children access education that has been designed with deaf children in mind

Barclays & Sainsburys Forging a Path Towards Deaf access

Two big companies have hit the headlines recently by introducing new ways for Deaf, BSL-using customers to contact them in their preferred language.

HRH The Princess Royal attends Hearing Link reception at Tower of London

The event was an opportunity to showcase the work of the organisation and recognise the efforts of everyone involved

GB Deaf Football Top Their Group in Reaching the Quarter Finals

Drawn in a difficult group, the GB team now face Sweden in the quarter finals

Touch Screen Restaurant Looks Ideal for Deaf Diners

Able to reserve on line and make choices through a touch screen pad, Inamo looks very deaf friendly

Sponsors Help Deaf Racer Caleb McDuff Pursue His Dreams

Taking place in the third round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb's progress continues apace

For Mainstream Deaf Cyclist Tom Smith, the Competitive Season Finally Gets Underway

Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition

Great Britain name World Deaf Tennis Championships squad

With the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in Nottingham, these Deaf athletes are taking part in making history

Great Britain Deaf Football Take Creditable Third Spot

Just missing out on a place in the final, the GB Team should be proud of their bronze medal achievement

Bus Drivers learn sign language to help deaf customers

First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs

The Safety Requirements Of Rope Climbing Make It More Deaf Friendly

Exciting, thrilling and even enjoyable, communication was effective because of a good attitude

NHS England Strive for New Standards for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community

Purley deaf tennis ace Jack Clifton earns USA college tennis scholarship

Up and coming Deaf Tennis star looks to inspire deaf youngsters

A New Me - Spirited, Adventurous And Going For It!

Re-discovering herself, Natasha, equipped with her new Cochlear Implant, travelled to North Wales for a Women Climb weekend, and had a great time

Deaf and hard of hearing people call for more accessible activities in new research

Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK

Tour De France High Flyer Geraint Thomas Talks Bike Safety

With cycling ever more popular in the UK, making sure you are insured takes some of the pain out of having a bike stolen

Access Bedford - Inviting Pedius and Others to Share Knowledge & Information

Sharing information to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bedford extends to visits from the Italians behind the Pedius app

Privately owned Deaf-led business continues to set high standards

20 years old, Deaf Friendly Business Solutions delivers high quality programmes excelling in Deaf Friendly training

Light at the end of the tunnel for a Deaf Friendly 999 system?

This week's report by Professor Stewart captures many of the issues the Deaf community have been arguing for, for years.

Severe Litigation Might Lead to Changed Attitude in Teaching of Deaf Children

Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down

A Helping Hand

Unity used to be our strength, but is a more competitive attitude beating it out

The Winter's Tale with BSL Interpretation

Performed by the Taking Flight Theatre Company, the performance was designed with deaf people in mind

Apple Pay hits the UK!

Apple's new contactless payment system has now launched here in the UK. Here's what you need to know.

Rubik’s Cube World Championship taking place this weekend

Visually stimulating, the World Championships will be fantastic to watch

Top Deaf Lady Golfer Captures Her Second Hole in One

Young, sporty and determined, Andrea Hovstein Hjellegjerde achieves the ultimate in golf - twice!

Sexting is UK Parents Biggest Concern when it comes to their Childs Smartphone Use

Knowing and understanding how your children are using their smartphones is important for parents

Who Fights To Get To The Mirror In Your House?

And to think men have been taking the mickey out of women for years for spending too long in front of the mirror

An interview with dedicated budding tennis star Jack Clifton

Deaf from birth, Jack's access to Deaf Sport has given him wonderful experiences and a great opportunity for the future

Cochlear Implants, Confidence and New Experiences

Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities

Parity in the Home and Good Lines of Communication Build Lasting Memories

A few small steps can be a big difference to a Deaf child feeling valued

Draw and Results from the World Deaf Tennis Championships

Attracting the world's best players, here is the draw and regular updates as the matches take place

Five Brits earn early singles wins at World Deaf Tennis Championships

Showing great fighting qualities, the first round proved successful for home grown talent

Over half of disabled jobseekers find application stage challenging

Mirroring the experience of many deaf applicants, research identifies the barriers Deaf people face in the jobs market

Next Gen Text service wins disability award

BT's NGT service has been recognised by the London Business Disability Forum for their work on improving communication.

Diabetes-related amputations are 85% avoidable

Knowledge and management of the personal risks could reduce the number of lower limb amputations

Deaf Community Given No Consideration by Met Police Commissioner's Recruitment Policy

Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people

Quarter-finalists decided at World Deaf Tennis Championships

Attracting deaf tennis stars from 20 countries, the early rounds have been competitive

Panyushkin and Hayat impress in World Deaf Tennis Championships

With the quarter finals completed, the best Deaf tennis players in the world are in sight of the first ever world titles

Britain's Esah Hayat reaches World Deaf Tennis Championships boys' singles final

An exciting day of Deaf Tennis giving us the line-ups for some of the weekend's finals

Deaf Friendly Tennis Event Seeks to Attract new Deaf talent

Hosting a fun and informative day, deaf youngsters will have left Nottingham inspired by the opportunities that exist within Deaf tennis

Britain's Hayat wins inaugural boys' singles gold at World Deaf Tennis Championships

An exciting day of tennis sees two big wins for British players and exciting finals lined up for the final day of competition

Panyushkin and Villamandos-Lorenzo win 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships singles titles 

A wonderful week of tennis was wrapped up with singles and doubles finals

World Deaf Tennis Championships a Huge Success on and off the Court

World Deaf Tennis Championship organised and managed with high levels of professional competence

At the start of another year of teaching BSL, motivations to learn seems to be changing

Learning BSL is not just about getting a job for some, it is about wanting to chat to Deaf people

What businesses can do to help when it comes to deaf staff members

Making an organisation Deaf-Friendly is progressive and inclusive

Top 10 Apps for Deaf People

SL First brings you the Top 10 apps that we think are most useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

Deaf Model Making an Impact on Popular American TV Show

4th generation Deaf, Nyle DiMarco has nothing but positive thoughts about what deaf people can do

Bravo RSC in Setting New Standards of BSL Integration into Stage Plays!

For the first time ever, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer fully inclusive play to Deaf BSL audience in Stratford

The Battle is on for Deaf and HoH Children to Prove Their Passion for Reading

Entry for the 2015 Battle of the Books competition opens at Gallaudet University.

Deaf access at the London Science Museum

With different levels of Deaf access throughout, the visiting experience itself shows how accessibility is changing

Cochlear Implants, Music and A Day Out at The Big Cwtch

After a lot of hard work and training, music is once again something to be enjoyed

New watch alerts deaf people to danger

New watch launching in Singapore to alert Deaf/HoH people to immeadiate danger

Wales Deaf Rugby reach into the Community

Open event is a great opportunity to come along and see what opportunities there are for you and deaf children

Should Deaf Equality Really be so Limited in Scope

People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain

The life of a theatre interpreter

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

Deaf-Friendly Days Out

With the arts increasingly accessible, a few ideas for enjoying a day out

UK Audiologist of the Year turns Rehabilitation into an Adventure not a Task

Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients

Upcoming Deaf Accessible Events at the Science Museum, London

Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families

Deaf Got Talent event to raise money for charity

Comedian John Smith takes to the stage to help raise funds for Demelza

Promoting Indian Sign Language Inside Bombay Taxi Cab

Designed to encourage conversations with Deaf people, Deaf children loved the highly visual design highlighting their language

Leading the way on Deaf designed housing

'Deaf-Friendly by Design', American construction company DePaul show what is possible when proper consideration is made

Shadow Sign Exhibition in Doncaster

Deaf students and families from Doncaster have created an exhibition of filmed shadow theatre performances created using BSL.

Annual Lecture on Scotland's BSL Bill

Free lecture about Scotland's new 'BSL Bill' - what does it mean and what happens next?

Visually stimulating, the Vatican City is a must visit destination

Strolling around, going at your own pace, there is plenty of information on offer

SURVEY REVEALS ONE IN SEVEN DRIVERS HAVE ENGAGED IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY WHILST BEHIND THE WHEEL

Survey puts a whole new focus on why people might drive badly

Should we be bothered with BSL linguistics

Concentrating on the rules, there are numerous examples of inaccurate signs every day

Deaf Brit Working to Empower Deaf Jordanian Communities

Ambitious to make a difference, Paul Scott has developed programmes in Jordan that are really making a difference

Introducing a Hearing Dog to the home

Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence

Deafism - the Hidden and Never Talked About Discrimination

Daily discrimination is a common experience for many Deaf people in their work and private lives

Making your money go further at Christmas time

Being able to easily compare prices will lead you to pay the lowest prices around

Cutty Sark Tours in British Sign Language (BSL)

Extending their accessible programmes, a tour of this great clipper is available in a BSL guided tour

How a Vitamin D deficiency really affects your life

Working indoors and with a diet light on Vitamin D, you might not realise the effect on your body

The Doctor is in

If you love Doc Martin, you should enjoy this interview with Martin Clunes

When in Rome...

Natasha Hirst shares some more thoughts on her time in Italy - here, telling us all about wonders of Rome.

Deaf Unity’s National Lottery Funded, 'Motivating and Inspiring Young Deaf Learner's Project'

Addressing the academic needs of Deaf students, a mentoring programme is being developed

Achieving In The Mainstream Is Not Out Of Reach For Deaf Cyclist

An ambitious road racing cyclist, Sol Warwick has high hopes of a successful professional sporting career

Commitment and Tenacity Supporting Uganda National Association of the Deaf

Florence Nightingale Mukasa puts heart and soul into working for Deaf people in Uganda

Doing acts of kindness is good for you

Galaxy's research shows that acts of kindness really do matter

Over 19 Million Homes at Risk of Fire this Christmas

With the American-like trend for Christmas lighting expanding, it's important to know how to do it safely

The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Prize

Open to anyone aged 16 or over, the publishers encourage writers with disabilities to take part

Will you get the full state pension? Know what's changed?

Find out now before it's too late to do something about it!

Born Deaf and fighting for a chance in Cameroon?

Thelma thrives in a Deaf School but fees leave her education in doubt

Film about Deaf women in the Congo, needs our support.

Director Antonio Spanò Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete his Short Documentary, "Inner Me"

BSL Advent Calendar - Helping Adults and Children to Learn Festive Signs

Christmas time is always popular to share some seasonal good wishes in sign language

Advances in Technology Opens New Options for Deaf People

A futuristic new vest could allow Deaf people to feel sounds and understand what people are saying

Deaf and Self-Employed - Tell People How to Contact you

Deaf Friendly guide to help people contact you by building your own free website!

Cuts to Disabled Student's Allowance will especially disadvantage Deaf students

There are fears easier options around withdrawing university places might be taken instead

RSC continues its commitment to semi-integrated BSL performances

The RSC - Making the theatre more accessible to the Deaf signing community than ever before

Deaf School that holds fond memories under threat of closure

Made job ready at Margate Deaf School - 94 years old Dennis Harris was taught skills that served him well through adult life

Young American changing the lives of Deaf children in the developing world

Just 18, Grace O'Brien is made of wonderfully caring stuff.

Kent Deaf Children's Society showing of Pinocchio joins the circus

Inclusive panto circus taking place on the 12th January

Deaf Friendly Barbados Ensures Repeat Visits

A beautiful island with charming people, the island has much to offer deaf travellers

Deaf visit to Iceland to take in the Northern Lights

A wonderful visual experience, some of the tours were top notch experiences

Deaf Travel to Iceland did not Disappoint

Pre-planned and with pre-booked excursions, Iceland provided a quite wonderful short vacation

Deaf Actress Calls for Further Access to Live Shows

With only one accessible show in a series, Deaf people are not even close to be given equal access to live performances

Old, Deaf and Side-lined by my Family

Becoming Deaf has brought loneliness to family get togethers, even though I am amongst loved ones

Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) launches Deaf Black Minority Ethnic Project

Event seeks to outline the support available to Deaf BME people

New Deaf-Friendly app allows GROUP video calls on your phone!

SOMA video-chat app is taking Deaf community by storm!

Sea Signs at the Cutty Sark - Family Fun Day

Fantastic opportunity for Deaf families to enjoy an accessible tour and activities

Interested in Space: Free BSL Interpreted tour at London's Science Museum

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age takes place on Wednesday 27th January.

Deaf people still denied chance to do business through email and on-line chat

With new technology, comes better Deaf access, but too many businesses still insist on a telephone call

Semi-integrated BSL show, significantly improves enjoyment of Deaf audience

Having a BSL interpreter on stage and moving around the set, is a step up in accessible live shows

Preserving standards of BSL teaching is crucial

The teaching of English has not been affected by social interactions, why is BSL

Paddleboat THEATRE puts Deaf academy talent in spotlight at Exeter Phoenix

Collaboration with Deaf Academy results in Deaf accessible show

Deaf Nest Event - Together Towards Tomorrow

A Deaf accessible conference focusing on the needs of Deaf parents to be

England Deaf Rugby Taster Arranged with Exeter Deaf Academy

Deaf Rugby Event seeks to highlight opportunities for all deaf children

Deaf Education in Kenya….Not there yet!

Leading to poor socioeconomic outcomes for Deaf people, education in Kenya relies almost entirely on the oral method of teaching

Five star performance from PaddleBoat and Exeter Deaf Academy

Accessible Theatre provides lovely family entertainment

Subtitled BSL Film Captures Values of Old Deaf Culture

Pulled together from film footage thrown in a skip, the film is a must see for anyone who is deaf

Signworld's On-line BSL Resources Made With Learners In Mind

Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom

Whole Life Benefits From Access to Sign Language - Birth To Three

New research not only supports the benefits of signing in acquiring language skills, but finds it boosts brain power

An interview with Deaf Business Woman and BSL Teacher Sarah Lawrence

Shared aspirations and with a programme of action in mind.