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The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services
Heather delights in travelling around the world. Here she tells us about het latest trip to Thailand
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
Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help
Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up
SLFirst reviews the world's first silent alarm vibrating wristband - the ZBand
Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards
The cases of diabetes is still on the rise, but people seem unaware of the risk to serious health problems
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
Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans
SLFirst reviews the Fitbit Flex wristband that helps you get more active
New technology words create a challenge to BSL
Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf
With Christmas fast approaching, how about these ideas for a Christmas Gift
The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark
Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career
With street lighting being turned off to save money, deaf dog owners face additional dangers.
Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together
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
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?
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
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
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.
The tournament is open to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing golfers and will take place on 26/27 April 2014
Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily
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
National charity teams up with CBeebies and Remark Media to launch 2014’s prestigious Signature deaf and deafblind awards
Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available
Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome
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
Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them
Sarah O'Dowd enjoys painting and does not believe deafness should prevent anyone achieving their dreams.
Wales and England Deaf Futsal teams meet in a friendly match at the House of Sport, Cardiff on 23rd March
Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!
The event is an opportunity to promote services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
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
ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids
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
A new computer bug could put all of our information at risk - what do you need to do?
Taking place on Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2014 in Ede, Holland
Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time
TV Gardening Celebrity Alan Titchmarsh tells us about his love of writing as well as his green figured exploits
DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire
England versus Wales Deaf Rugby Teams competed for the Broadstreet Cup at Franklin Gardens, Wales winning 30 - 0
New research shows majority of British people have no security on their smartphones, we take a look at how to enable some.
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
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
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!
Lottery Funding is set to support deaf youngsters in reaching their potential.
Braam Jordaan reaffirms a deaf child's right to be taught in sign language at international conference.
The BrailleNote Apex device is helping Deafblind people to communicate with the world around them
Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life
Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops
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
Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?
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
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
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
Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way
Having been recognised for their voluntary service, DEAFvibe group enjoy tea with the Royal family
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
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
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
Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice
New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids
Developing strategic partnerships, the work of UK Deaf Sport promises widespread positive outcomes
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
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!
Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication
With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored
Producing a music video with a signed interpretation provides a powerful link between hearing and deaf people
Already available on iPhones and android phones, Pedius brings parity to Deaf and Hard of Hearing telephony
Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo
Deaf and can swim 100 metres, come along to this swimming gala
Launching a Deaf run pizza restaurant - Mozzeria in San Francisco - the Stein's appeal to hearing and deaf guests
Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances
It is important to have more than one option to access your holiday money abroad
James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.
SL First takes a quick look at some interesting apps you might like
Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition
First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs
Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community
Sharing information to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bedford extends to visits from the Italians behind the Pedius app
SL First brings you the Top 10 apps that we think are most useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families
Free lecture about Scotland's new 'BSL Bill' - what does it mean and what happens next?
Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence
Working indoors and with a diet light on Vitamin D, you might not realise the effect on your body
Galaxy's research shows that acts of kindness really do matter
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
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
Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom