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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.

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

Lip-Speaking explained

A brief introduction to Lip-Speaking

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

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

Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor

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

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.

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

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

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

Gardening for Good Health

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

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

Garnering Deaf Artist's Passion In India

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

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?

Deaf Awareness, Bespoke BSL supports Golf4All Programme

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

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.

Beginners Exercise - Everyone Has To Start Somewhere

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

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

Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome

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

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

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

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

Melissa Mostyn Launches First E-Book

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

Richard's Super Car Experience Whets my Appetite

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

Access to Work - My Story

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

Sinking Sands

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

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

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

Interview with Masterchef Winner Shelina Permalloo

With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites

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

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.

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

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, Diabetes and a Determination to Help

Deaf Diabetes UK seeking to put deaf people in the picture

Sky a Leading Light in Ignorant Decision Making

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s get academic: Preparing for University

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

National Lipreading Awareness Week - What do you know?

Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness

Audiology services failing deaf children in England

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

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

Trafford General Hospital Audiologist Wins National Award

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

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

Rayovac Continues To Support Charity Efforts Across The World

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

Deaf Friendly App Opens up Nutrition Information for Deaf Community

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

Focus on Typos Likely to Discriminate Against Deaf Job Applicants

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

Smiles all round at Deaf Golf Taster Session

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

Speech to Text Widely Available

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

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

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

Captioned Lion King Proves to be Family Friendly

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

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

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

Wales Deaf Rugby Stars Serve Up Another Winning Performance

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

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

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

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

Why Walking Might Help You Live Longer

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

Deaf Student and NDCS Force Government Re-Think

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

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

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

18th Winter Deaflympics Get Underway Without GB Athletes

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

Horse Riding - Exhilarating and Deaf Friendly

Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deaf Hub's Wellbeing Event 11th July

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Diabetes-related amputations are 85% avoidable

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

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

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.

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

Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients

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

Should we be bothered with BSL linguistics

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

Deafism - the Hidden and Never Talked About Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deaf visit to Iceland to take in the Northern Lights

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

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 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