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Seeking activities that are deaf friendly for families and groups, Sarah visited Bath Races for a Summer meeting. This is her story.
In search of deaf friendly activities for couples and families, Sarah visited Castle Combe Race Track during the Retro weekend. Well sign posted, with plenty of space, it turned out to be a great day of fun.
SL First reflects of the GB Team's involvement in the Deaflympics 2013
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.
SL First's Money Saving Tips
An interview with the people behind the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, DSPY
A regular look at Deaf technology, Karl talks about subtitles on You Tube
Using fun family walks to get some exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle
An article discussing the merits of photography and the action of one tutor to make his business deaf friendly
Against an agonising background, the highly professional Tom Smith shows his metal
Andie Vowles is a Deaf personal trainer and will be providing some advice and guidance to help you get fit and stay healthy
Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world
Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014
Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor
In bygone years dads used to know how to make a kite with their children. We thought we would show you how
Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans
A causal link has yet to be made, but the public will draw their own conclusions despite Ministerial warnings
Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.
Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.
Attitude to deafness varies, in my experience it makes all the difference.
In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.
University students design website to host details of deaf friendly businesses in one place
SLFirst reviews the Fitbit Flex wristband that helps you get more active
New technology words create a challenge to BSL
Following widespread disquiet amongst the deaf community, it is good to see progress finally being made on banking accessibility.
Deaf operators of CCTV in Mexico have delivered better outcomes
The joy of a child's nativity play is combined with stress for some Deaf parents
Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic
The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community
Using improvements in technology, Rita's on the River improves communication with deaf customers
It is difficult to eat healthily if you don't understand what is good and bad for you. Food labelling explained.
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!
Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted
Staff at Ridgeway Golf4All Club learn BSL in preparation for Deaf Golf Sessions
Brains of adults might compensate for a temporary loss in sight by improving hearing.
Taking employment equality seriously, the India based Lemon Tree Hotel chain are an example to the world.
Great Britain Deaf Men's and Deaf Women's Football merge to form one new entity that will take Deaf Football forward
Everton in the Community provide a significant number of sporting opportunities and runs the deaf mens and women's football teams
Seeking to attract teams from wide afield, the Black Country Deaf FC hope to get an exciting entry list for this event
An introductory guide to fitness and some simple exercises by personal trainer Andie Vowles
Finding difficulty in wearing my favourite clothes, I decided on a tough fitness programme, but early signs are wonderful
Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat
Lynda Lewis made an occasion out of her first appearance on the GB Sewing Bee
With under half of deaf students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs, options for higher education becomes limited
The explosion of downloadable films is welcome, but too few are still offered with subtitles
Sarah O'Dowd enjoys painting and does not believe deafness should prevent anyone achieving their dreams.
Pancakes are so easy and fast to make, they taste great and kids can have a great time trying to toss them!
My Daughter and I, written by Deaf mother Melissa Mostyn, will be released on 24th April 2014
Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL
SignHealth's 'Sick Of It' Report identifies significant problems in Deaf patients being properly diagnosed
As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students
I've always wanted to drive a Super Car and now I want to even more
The support needed from Access to Work took months and months, causing frustration and de-motivation
Belonging, produced by the UK's Graeae and Brazil's Circo Crescer e Viver will work across four languages: English, British Sign Language, Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language
A new computer bug could put all of our information at risk - what do you need to do?
Children of Deaf Parents are often the forgotten group when it comes to accessing the support their parents cannot provide.
Combining the provision of deaf related information with a fun activity is a winning combination
Nearly instant subtitles available on some tablets and phones.
New research shows Cochlear Implant technology can be used to deliver gene therapy
Australian Sarah Wilson writes about the importance of reducing sugar in our diet
Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time
With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites
Deaf Basketball Sessions every week with Qualified Coach and Interpreter support
The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy
TV Gardening Celebrity Alan Titchmarsh tells us about his love of writing as well as his green figured exploits
A recent report identified that deaf people are more at risk of killer diseases, here Jeanann gives some advice to reduce risk
New research shows majority of British people have no security on their smartphones, we take a look at how to enable some.
Cardiff Deaf Centre has had its threats in recent years, but thankfully it has survived and now shows signs of flourishing.
Accessing deaf friendly legal advice can be problematic
Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets
Hollyoaks Star Rachel Shenton on her work acting and promoting deaf awareness
Deafinitely Theatre's signed production of Shakespeare's - A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre
An interesting talk on the history and modern day perception of disability
UK Deaf Cycling's Tom Smith to ride in the Tour de Formosa
Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.
Medicine used to make us wee, make help with Tinnitus
Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh
Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers
Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier
Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?
A group of deaf women from Ireland have made history by completing a cross channel swim that began at the top of a mountain.
The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on
Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum
Free BSL guided tour of the Folkestone Triennial - an ambitious public art project
The CODA team had a great time at this year's Sign Circle event in Preston
British Deaf Lawn Bowls
Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way
Nominated by her students Elizabeth is humbled by the award and shares her love of BSL
With more people than ever before carrying a camera around with them, Natasha gives some useful hints and tips for Autumn photography
Signed and Captioned Performances Open up the Theatre to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Theatregoers
Deaf and going to university? Here are some quick hints to assist you
Even if you are Deaf, it's important to get stuck into Fresher's Week at University
The Shipley and Saltaire Wellness Centre attract deaf clients through their thoughtful approach
The decisions on deaf education by this head teacher, other educationalists, policy makers and the political elite is life-limiting on these deaf youngsters.
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
Charities benefit from Rayovac's commitment to support the communities they serve
As life expectancy grows, 60 is regarded as the new middle age
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.
Signing golf professional Paul Aitkens opens the golfing door to hordes of deaf and disabled people
Good discipline around the use of electrical appliances can save you a lot of money
Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus
Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake
Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Developing strategic partnerships, the work of UK Deaf Sport promises widespread positive outcomes
New technology opens the door to video interviewing of BSL/English interpreters or translators
Overzealous action to spelling mistakes in job applications shows ignorance of equal opportunities
Mum of deaf children finds it impossible to find BSL tuition and faces anti BSL views from teacher of the deaf
Providing deaf aware golf taster sessions draws in youngsters to give it a try
After 2 years competing in Belgium, Tom Smith returns to cycling on the roads of Britain
With staff learning BSL, the Principality wanted to go one step further to support deaf people in Wales
Gracing the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Deaf sports stars get the recognition they deserve
Now Hard of Hearing, Ernie reflects on his time growing up during the war
Introducing the i-Local facility, the Council want Deaf residents to know about their deaf friendly services
Easy to Use Speech to Text software comes as standard with the Apple Mac.
Teachers for the Deaf try to banish Sign Language in Mainstream Schools, denying deaf children a choice later in life
Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach
A quick look at a couple of apps that allow you to know what song is playing right now and also live subtitles of it!
Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas
Deaf Children Treated to Inspirational Art Event
The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community
Making his return to British Competition Deaflymics star joins ambitious racing team
Passionate about British Sign Language, this young teacher is student centric
ABSLTA’s 25th anniversary saw calls for a revival of a professional focus.
Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing
Competing for the British Deaf Futsal Cup, St John's A beat Doncaster to take the spoils.
Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others
Deaf people solve problems and George Veditz, seemed to have solved the problem of the telephone for deaf people, 100 years ago.
Young students get far more from their BSL course than they ever imagined
A seasoned golf Pro, Kevin Hall is still hoping to be the first deaf competitor on the PGA Tour
Decision to put on an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, marks out university as being deaf friendly
A brilliant annual event for Deaf over 50's, activities and good company add to people's enjoyment
Reflecting on his own deafness, Tony Stoyles now embraces being deaf
Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo
Politics is not just what politicians do - anyone can get involved, and anyone can drive change
St David's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and highlight traditional Welsh sign language
Turning up for lessons is a good start, these tips will help you take your signing to a new level
Exercise is essential to healthy life, but it doesn't have to be gym work
In heralding hopes for the future, IWD is a good time to look back to get inspiration for the fights ahead
Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse
Making the best use of your time in the classroom and at home will improve your signing
Deaf man was denied disability living allowance despite needing constant assistance.
Amazon Prime Video is finally providing subtitles on (some of) their streaming video.
A spectacle for Deaf communities around the world, Deaflympics available on-line in the UK
Seeking to respond to the sensory needs of its customers Barclays introduce new programme
Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.
DEAFvibe's superb event brings service providers together under one roof for the Deaf community
The people of Rome were warm and helpful, with everyone accommodating my deafness
Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages
Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors
State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements
Concerns raised over the protection of deaf children as report finds them ‘invisible’ to local authority social care teams
NDCS Report highlights the plight of Deaf children
With the general election around the corner, here's a brief independent view of what it's all about
Described as disturbing, brutal and brilliant, The Tribe rocket launches career of Deaf actress Yana Novikova
Set out in a more visual way, this chart tells you what each party is about
Using standard tests websites of all political parties are found to be inaccessible to disabled people
Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be
Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision
Proud of my regional signing identity, it is for the Deaf Community to decide if regional variation and linguistic rules should be dropped
If recruiters don't understand the issues involved with disabled recruitment isn't this leading to discriminatory practices
Designed for hearing but bringing parity to deaf people, the Apple Watch exceeds expectations
James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.
With only little snippets of progress, Deaf Travel still involves a lot of inequality
Deaf Hub Offering the best of Deaf Comedy at the Kettering Conference Centre
Report shows that subtitling by main TV channels has some way to go
Providing a range of useful information to help you get and stay healthy
Ambitious to compete at an elite level in mainstream sport, our sporting ambassadors prove what can be achieved
Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle
A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good
Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition
Just missing out on a place in the final, the GB Team should be proud of their bronze medal achievement
First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs
Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community
Re-discovering herself, Natasha, equipped with her new Cochlear Implant, travelled to North Wales for a Women Climb weekend, and had a great time
Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK
20 years old, Deaf Friendly Business Solutions delivers high quality programmes excelling in Deaf Friendly training
This week's report by Professor Stewart captures many of the issues the Deaf community have been arguing for, for years.
Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down
Unity used to be our strength, but is a more competitive attitude beating it out
And to think men have been taking the mickey out of women for years for spending too long in front of the mirror
Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities
Mirroring the experience of many deaf applicants, research identifies the barriers Deaf people face in the jobs market
BT's NGT service has been recognised by the London Business Disability Forum for their work on improving communication.
Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people
Learning BSL is not just about getting a job for some, it is about wanting to chat to Deaf people
For the first time ever, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer fully inclusive play to Deaf BSL audience in Stratford
Entry for the 2015 Battle of the Books competition opens at Gallaudet University.
People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain
Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families
Comedian John Smith takes to the stage to help raise funds for Demelza
Strolling around, going at your own pace, there is plenty of information on offer
Concentrating on the rules, there are numerous examples of inaccurate signs every day
Daily discrimination is a common experience for many Deaf people in their work and private lives
Extending their accessible programmes, a tour of this great clipper is available in a BSL guided tour
Working indoors and with a diet light on Vitamin D, you might not realise the effect on your body
Natasha Hirst shares some more thoughts on her time in Italy - here, telling us all about wonders of Rome.
Addressing the academic needs of Deaf students, a mentoring programme is being developed
An ambitious road racing cyclist, Sol Warwick has high hopes of a successful professional sporting career
Florence Nightingale Mukasa puts heart and soul into working for Deaf people in Uganda
Open to anyone aged 16 or over, the publishers encourage writers with disabilities to take part
Find out now before it's too late to do something about it!
Director Antonio Spanò Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete his Short Documentary, "Inner Me"
Deaf Friendly guide to help people contact you by building your own free website!
A beautiful island with charming people, the island has much to offer deaf travellers
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
With new technology, comes better Deaf access, but too many businesses still insist on a telephone call
The teaching of English has not been affected by social interactions, why is BSL
Collaboration with Deaf Academy results in Deaf accessible show
A Deaf accessible conference focusing on the needs of Deaf parents to be
Accessible Theatre provides lovely family entertainment
Pulled together from film footage thrown in a skip, the film is a must see for anyone who is deaf
Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom
New research not only supports the benefits of signing in acquiring language skills, but finds it boosts brain power
Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.
Through increased popularity of the beauty and effectiveness of signed language, ignorance rears its sorry head.