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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

The Wonderful Kingdom of Thailand

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

ZBand Review

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

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

Fitbit Flex Review

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

Kate Evans' Photography Tips

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

Christmas Gift Ideas

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

New Welsh Standards Set to Transform Services

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

Love Rugby? Wales v England should whet your appetite!

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

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

Enhancing Hearing Through Temporary Blindness

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

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

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

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

Sarah O'Dowd Capturing the Best Northumberland Countryside

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

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

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

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

7th World Deaf Squash

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

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

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.

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.

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

The NHS Hearing Aid Crisis

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

Tennis Foundation announces Dresse & Maere Cup tennis team

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

Accessible Health Services in Wales

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

SEN Proposals will let Deaf kids down

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

How about subtitles on your watch?

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

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

WWII Veteran Les Birch attends DDay70

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

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

Sport England and NDCS seek to improve Deaf access to swimming

Wellness Centre Taking Deaf Clients' Health Needs Seriously

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

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.

England Deaf Golfing Champ to appear on Transworld Sport

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

UK Deaf Sport Fighting Tooth and Nail for Deaf Sport

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

iKettle - I don't mind if I do

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

Deaflympics Cycling Star Returns to British Competition

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

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

Young Deaf BSL Teacher Zayne Thomson Brings Energy To The Classroom

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

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

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

Cardiff Hearing and Tinnitus Expo All Set For March

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

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

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 Friendly Swimming Gala run by the NDCS

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

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

Rome during an International weekend was just awesome

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

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

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

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

Chart showing what each political party stands for

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

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

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

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 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

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 Helping Hand

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

Top Deaf Lady Golfer Captures Her Second Hole in One

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

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

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

Annual Lecture on Scotland's BSL Bill

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

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

Commitment and Tenacity Supporting Uganda National Association of the Deaf

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

The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Prize

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

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 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

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

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

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