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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.
Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely
Students from Exeter Deaf College fight for the right to access specialist education!
SL First's Money Saving Tips
A Paralympian, Karen Lewis-Archer epitomises what the "You can do it" mentality is all about.
The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services
Theatres have taken great strides in opening up some performances to people who are deaf, here Jeff discusses some of those developments
Golf Development Wales seeks to develop the health of golf in Wales, and here we discuss a programme to attract deaf golfers
Paula Craig was the first woman to compete in the London Marathon as a runner and wheelchair athlete. Read her story here.
Susie Evans is deaf, multiple medal winner in karate and an Olympic Torch Bearer
Karl Jenkins takes a look at the 'new lines of communication', available through the introduction of new technology
Veteran Paralympian John Harris provides inspiration to groups across the UK, here we find out a little more about his story
Deaf from birth, Michael Hubbs is a US speed skater working tirelessly to make the Olympic Team
SLFirst reviews the world's first silent alarm vibrating wristband - the ZBand
A deaf friendly assessment visit to Dudley Zoo
Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world
Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards
Under good leadership and clear direction Gloucester Deaf Association offers a range of services
Remembrance Sunday - interpreter provided at Walsall
Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!
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.
Mat Gilbert is Deaf and here he tells us about how he is carving out a successful professional rugby career
Voice biometrics are about to be introduced but what will that mean for Deaf and Hard of Hearing customers
The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark
Johanna Lucht was isolated and being let down until effective communication was introduced to her life. Things changed then!
Has the disintegration of our counties affected the education and well-being of our deaf children?
Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic
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
With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?
All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery
Fed up of using the phone for customer support and make enquiries - we have a quick look at online 'live chat' facilities.
Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted
The world renowned Ace Cafe in London has attracted a wide range of visitors from around the world.
Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences
A visit to Bolivia provided some of the best photo opportunities experienced anywhere in the world.
The National Deaf Squash Championships take place on the 15th & 16th February 2014 in Manchester
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 Men's and Deaf Women's Football merge to form one new entity that will take Deaf Football forward
Richard and Joanna Turner enjoy theatre outings, and despite losing his hearing, captioned performances still allow them both to enjoy it
National charity teams up with CBeebies and Remark Media to launch 2014’s prestigious Signature deaf and deafblind awards
Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes - they will look good and taste good
Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available
Fiercely fought the Deaf Squash Champion's Crowns went to Jamie Mathews and Heather Thomas
Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice
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
Cruiser, a chocolate Labrador go to school to help children with their reading and confidence
Approaching 50, deaf and alone, Gaynor tried internet dating to find companionship
Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL
As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students
The National Theatre and Stagetext teamed up to provide a captioned performance of King Lear
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
Children of Deaf Parents are often the forgotten group when it comes to accessing the support their parents cannot provide.
Deaf swimmers came from across there UK to compete in their National Championship at Loughborough University
Improved packaging should be better for their Hard of Hearing customers
Seriously injured during a theatre performance, getting involved in a production again took a lot of courage
Taking place on Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2014 in Ede, Holland
As Allergy Awareness Week gets underway, there are calls for hay fever sufferers to get the right medication and use it correctly
Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf
With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites
Viki and Marlee Matlin become partnership champions for complete and accurate closed captions for online TV
The EDF Challenge Finals take place on 24th May at Maidstone, first game 11am k/o, second 3.30pm k/o
The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy
Both Wilcox and Simmons win singles and doubles titles
Being a Deaf sign language user in a Hearing Family can be extremely isolating
Cardiff Deaf Centre has had its threats in recent years, but thankfully it has survived and now shows signs of flourishing.
A Road Map for those interested in becoming a BSL/English interpreter
Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets
Incoming Costa Rica President commits to sign language interpretation of his events
The EDF Plate Final was contested between Bristol and Black Country Deaf Football Clubs on Saturday 24th May
Warm and welcoming, Venice offers a unique break.
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
Minister seeks to reassure deaf community over Access to Work concerns
Deaf Tennis players announced for the world team championships in the USA
Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.
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.
Deaf Diabetes UK seeking to put deaf people in the picture
Becoming deaf later in life, having Cochlear Implants is still a big decision
Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh
The BrailleNote Apex device is helping Deafblind people to communicate with the world around them
Raising awareness of the all-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss
Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers
Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life
Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier
Government plans to change support for Deaf kids builds on historical errors
Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?
With a deaf girlfriend joining a family holiday, it's important to think how best to manage communication
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on
Canadian Scott Caldwell is Hard of Hearing, he is also a successful paramedic in a busy area in Toronto
Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way
With more people than ever before carrying a camera around with them, Natasha gives some useful hints and tips for Autumn photography
Local breastfeeding group arrange deaf friendly information event
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
This is the first Deaf FootGolf tournament held in the UK
Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes
The Kenya National Association of the Deaf has developed plans that could be life changing for the deaf community
Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness
The decisions on deaf education by this head teacher, other educationalists, policy makers and the political elite is life-limiting on these deaf youngsters.
Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career
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
Always behind the times with Deaf communication, Text Relay Service jumps forwards
New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Hugely successful, being able to hear the engine noise leads to hearing loss
As life expectancy grows, 60 is regarded as the new middle age
Championships will see Deaf tennis players from around the world compete for world crown
Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus
Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
New technology opens the door to video interviewing of BSL/English interpreters or translators
The first UK Charity to win a Graham-Pelting Consulting funding award
Overzealous action to spelling mistakes in job applications shows ignorance of equal opportunities
Retiring from International Competition, Matthew Sykes has a lot to be proud of
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
Now Hard of Hearing, Ernie reflects on his time growing up during the war
Microsoft opening access to their Kinect / Sign language research project
Teachers for the Deaf try to banish Sign Language in Mainstream Schools, denying deaf children a choice later in life
Improved SEND school inspection process should drive up standards and hold local authorities to account
Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach
Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas
The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community
Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing
Through the eye of a camera lens, wonderful places like Paris just come alive
Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others
Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning
Uber taxi app is proving to be useful for deaf people on both sides of the service.
Competing for national honours 14/15 February in Manchester
A consultation event aimed specifically to get Deaf views about Cancer Prevention
A brilliant annual event for Deaf over 50's, activities and good company add to people's enjoyment
With Spring around the corner, SLFirst provides seasonal advice to get started early in the garden
SL First's review and step-by-step guide to using the Pedius app
Fighting again on 7th March 2015 at Epsom Racehorse, Deaf MMA combatant Adam aims to make his record 7-0-0
New battery helps cochlear implant users live life to the fullest
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
Following legal challenge, plans to limit the student's disability allowance will be re-considered
One of the most important events in the British Sports Diary, deaf swimmers compete for national honours at an elite venue
Information about preventing Cancer is critical, but it is often denied to the Deaf community
Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.
Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly
The people of Rome were warm and helpful, with everyone accommodating my deafness
Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story
Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages
Standing for election representing the Green Party, the Commons needs better Deaf awareness
Launching a Deaf run pizza restaurant - Mozzeria in San Francisco - the Stein's appeal to hearing and deaf guests
Used commonly to criticise being ignored, everyone should know action is needed to prevent isolation of Deaf people
Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors
Born profoundly Deaf, Noelle Simmons' zest for life is an inspiration
With the general election around the corner, here's a brief independent view of what it's all about
Taking place on the 2-4th May 2015, players have a lot at stake with the first World Championships on the horizon
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
Deaf people need nurturing so that they are empowered in life and in the work place
Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision
Superbly organised, Deaf tennis stars fight for national honours and world championship selection
As part of their Me2Project, National Deaf Children's Society host football tournament for 9th year
Making direct 1:1 phone calls available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Organised by several Deaf organisations the Deaf Camp is available to 13-17 years olds from across the UK
Enjoy motorcycling - meet friends old and new at the Deaf Bikers Rally in Great Yarmouth
Some hearing aids now have apps that are compatible with the new Apple Watch
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
Travelling to Kenya on a fact-finding mission to investigate progress in getting every child into school
A new app invented by a 17 year old Polish boy has found some unplanned users in the Deaf Community.
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.
Is overly complex human intelligence and strength of opinion stopping us from solving some of the most basic of problems
Given life-limiting potential because of deafness, this Doctor proves how wrong the 'experts' can be.
Allowing people to record video messages of up to 5 minutes, Glide is deaf-friendly and perfect for sign language users
Attracting the best Deaf tennis players from around the world, organisers are also laying on free session for youngsters
Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle
SL First takes a quick look at some interesting apps you might like
A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good
Often advised to pursue only oralism, research recommends deaf children get early access to a bilingual approach
30 years of research has consistently shown the benefits and finally some educators seem to be listening
Parents and supporters take action to ensure their deaf children access education that has been designed with deaf children in mind
Two big companies have hit the headlines recently by introducing new ways for Deaf, BSL-using customers to contact them in their preferred language.
With the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in Nottingham, these Deaf athletes are taking part in making history
Just missing out on a place in the final, the GB Team should be proud of their bronze medal achievement
Exciting, thrilling and even enjoyable, communication was effective because of a good attitude
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
Sharing information to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bedford extends to visits from the Italians behind the Pedius app
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
Performed by the Taking Flight Theatre Company, the performance was designed with deaf people in mind
Apple's new contactless payment system has now launched here in the UK. Here's what you need to know.
Deaf from birth, Jack's access to Deaf Sport has given him wonderful experiences and a great opportunity for the future
Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities
A few small steps can be a big difference to a Deaf child feeling valued
Showing great fighting qualities, the first round proved successful for home grown talent
Mirroring the experience of many deaf applicants, research identifies the barriers Deaf people face in the jobs market
Knowledge and management of the personal risks could reduce the number of lower limb amputations
Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people
Attracting deaf tennis stars from 20 countries, the early rounds have been competitive
An exciting day of Deaf Tennis giving us the line-ups for some of the weekend's finals
Hosting a fun and informative day, deaf youngsters will have left Nottingham inspired by the opportunities that exist within Deaf tennis
An exciting day of tennis sees two big wins for British players and exciting finals lined up for the final day of competition
A wonderful week of tennis was wrapped up with singles and doubles finals
World Deaf Tennis Championship organised and managed with high levels of professional competence
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.
With different levels of Deaf access throughout, the visiting experience itself shows how accessibility is changing
New watch launching in Singapore to alert Deaf/HoH people to immeadiate danger
People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain
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
With the arts increasingly accessible, a few ideas for enjoying a day out
Comedian John Smith takes to the stage to help raise funds for Demelza
Deaf students and families from Doncaster have created an exhibition of filmed shadow theatre performances created using BSL.
Free lecture about Scotland's new 'BSL Bill' - what does it mean and what happens next?
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
Ambitious to make a difference, Paul Scott has developed programmes in Jordan that are really making a difference
Daily discrimination is a common experience for many Deaf people in their work and private lives
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
Florence Nightingale Mukasa puts heart and soul into working for Deaf people in Uganda
Galaxy's research shows that acts of kindness really do matter
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!
Thelma thrives in a Deaf School but fees leave her education in doubt
Director Antonio Spanò Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete his Short Documentary, "Inner Me"
A futuristic new vest could allow Deaf people to feel sounds and understand what people are saying
There are fears easier options around withdrawing university places might be taken instead
The RSC - Making the theatre more accessible to the Deaf signing community than ever before
Made job ready at Margate Deaf School - 94 years old Dennis Harris was taught skills that served him well through adult life
With only one accessible show in a series, Deaf people are not even close to be given equal access to live performances
Becoming Deaf has brought loneliness to family get togethers, even though I am amongst loved ones
Event seeks to outline the support available to Deaf BME people
With new technology, comes better Deaf access, but too many businesses still insist on a telephone call
Having a BSL interpreter on stage and moving around the set, is a step up in accessible live shows
Collaboration with Deaf Academy results in Deaf accessible show
A Deaf accessible conference focusing on the needs of Deaf parents to be
Deaf Rugby Event seeks to highlight opportunities for all deaf children
Leading to poor socioeconomic outcomes for Deaf people, education in Kenya relies almost entirely on the oral method of teaching
Accessible Theatre provides lovely family entertainment
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
Shared aspirations and with a programme of action in mind.
Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.