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A Day at Bath Races

Seeking activities that are deaf friendly for families and groups, Sarah visited Bath Races for a Summer meeting. This is her story.

Hard of Hearing - Isolating and Lonely

Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely

Exeter Deaf Students have their say at National Conference

Students from Exeter Deaf College fight for the right to access specialist education!

Sporting Inspiration - An Interview with Karen Lewis-Archer

A Paralympian, Karen Lewis-Archer epitomises what the "You can do it" mentality is all about.

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

Signed and Captioned Performance at the Theatre

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

Golf Development Wales seeks to develop the health of golf in Wales, and here we discuss a programme to attract deaf golfers

An Insight into Paula Craig MBE - inspirational speaker

Paula Craig was the first woman to compete in the London Marathon as a runner and wheelchair athlete. Read her story here.

Susy Evans deaf Olympic Torch Bearer

Susie Evans is deaf, multiple medal winner in karate and an Olympic Torch Bearer

Modern Communication Technology

Karl Jenkins takes a look at the 'new lines of communication', available through the introduction of new technology

John Harris Paralympian

Veteran Paralympian John Harris provides inspiration to groups across the UK, here we find out a little more about his story

Michael Hubbs

Deaf from birth, Michael Hubbs is a US speed skater working tirelessly to make the Olympic Team

ZBand Review

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

Sensory Awareness Day at Dudley Zoo

A deaf friendly assessment visit to Dudley Zoo

Offer Deaf Children Eduction in Sign Language

Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world

Signature Awards - 1 month to go

Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards

An Introduction to Gloucester Deaf Association

Under good leadership and clear direction Gloucester Deaf Association offers a range of services

Sign Language Interpretation on Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday - interpreter provided at Walsall

Africa and UK focussed deafness charities join forces

Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!

Deaf Discrimination? You Decide

Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.

Deaf Education Limiting Life Choices

Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.

Attitude Makes the Difference

Attitude to deafness varies, in my experience it makes all the difference.

NHS and the Right to an Interpreter

In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.

Successful Deaf Sports Stars - Mat Gilbert and Professional Rugby

Mat Gilbert is Deaf and here he tells us about how he is carving out a successful professional rugby career

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

Zane Hema taking sign language interpretation seriously

The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark

Johanna Lucht - It could have been so different

Johanna Lucht was isolated and being let down until effective communication was introduced to her life. Things changed then!

Just a thought....

Has the disintegration of our counties affected the education and well-being of our deaf children?

Access to Work - New Approach Threatening Well-Being

Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic

Garnering Deaf Artist's Passion In India

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

Love Rugby? Wales v England should whet your appetite!

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

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?

Disappointing Doctor

All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery

Live Chats: a great alternative to phone calls!

Fed up of using the phone for customer support and make enquiries - we have a quick look at online 'live chat' facilities.

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Its First British Sign Language Theatre Tour

Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted

Ace Cafe

The world renowned Ace Cafe in London has attracted a wide range of visitors from around the world.

Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse: Captioning Brings People Together

Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences

The Wonderful Sights and Scenery of Bolivia

A visit to Bolivia provided some of the best photo opportunities experienced anywhere in the world.

English Deaf Squash Championships

The National Deaf Squash Championships take place on the 15th & 16th February 2014 in Manchester

Deaf Sporting Results

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 Football – Men and Women Join Forces

Great Britain Deaf Men's and Deaf Women's Football merge to form one new entity that will take Deaf Football forward

Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre: Once More Unto the Breach!

Richard and Joanna Turner enjoy theatre outings, and despite losing his hearing, captioned performances still allow them both to enjoy it

Signature 2014 Awards Press Release

National charity teams up with CBeebies and Remark Media to launch 2014’s prestigious Signature deaf and deafblind awards

Valentine Recipe - Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes - they will look good and taste good

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

National Deaf Squash Championships

Fiercely fought the Deaf Squash Champion's Crowns went to Jamie Mathews and Heather Thomas

Help me Please, I'm Going Deaf

Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice

Lynda's Pyjamas Steal the Sewing Bee Show

Lynda Lewis made an occasion out of her first appearance on the GB Sewing Bee

Mainstream Education Continues To Generate Unfair Results

With under half of deaf students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs, options for higher education becomes limited

Dog Tails

Cruiser, a chocolate Labrador go to school to help children with their reading and confidence

Lonely Heart!

Approaching 50, deaf and alone, Gaynor tried internet dating to find companionship

BSL Celebration Week

Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL

Deaf BSL Role Models Inspiring Younger Generation

As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students

King Lear at the National Theatre: An Accessible Family Affair

The National Theatre and Stagetext teamed up to provide a captioned performance of King Lear

Access to Work - My Story

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

Graeae and Circo Crescer e Viver Present Belonging

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

The Forgotten Children

Children of Deaf Parents are often the forgotten group when it comes to accessing the support their parents cannot provide.

National Deaf Swimming Championships 2014

Deaf swimmers came from across there UK to compete in their National Championship at Loughborough University

Rayovac announces launch of next generation Proline Packaging

Improved packaging should be better for their Hard of Hearing customers

Sinking Sands

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

7th World Deaf Squash

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

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

National Deaf Tennis Championships

Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf

Interview with Masterchef Winner Shelina Permalloo

With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites

Viki & Actress Marlee Matlin launch 'Billion Words March'

Viki and Marlee Matlin become partnership champions for complete and accurate closed captions for online TV

EDF Challenge Plate

The EDF Challenge Finals take place on 24th May at Maidstone, first game 11am k/o, second 3.30pm k/o

Belfast take the spoils in British Deaf Football Cup Finals

The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy

Willcox and Simmons clinch National titles

Both Wilcox and Simmons win singles and doubles titles

Building Communication with a Deaf Child

Being a Deaf sign language user in a Hearing Family can be extremely isolating

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.

So you want to be a sign language interpreter?

A Road Map for those interested in becoming a BSL/English interpreter

Aspiring, Influencing & Achieving as a Deaf Youngster

Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets

Costa Rican President commits to Signed Speeches

Incoming Costa Rica President commits to sign language interpretation of his events

Inventive Bristol Win the EDF Plate Final

The EDF Plate Final was contested between Bristol and Black Country Deaf Football Clubs on Saturday 24th May

Jetting away for a few days in Venice

Warm and welcoming, Venice offers a unique break.

Rachel Shenton - Hollyoaks, Acting and Deafness

Hollyoaks Star Rachel Shenton on her work acting and promoting deaf awareness

Sign or Text for Theatre?

Deafinitely Theatre's signed production of Shakespeare's - A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre

Access to Work - Ministerial Statement

Minister seeks to reassure deaf community over Access to Work concerns

Tennis Foundation announces Dresse & Maere Cup tennis team

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

BSL tokenism in Schools

Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.

New project for deaf young people in Wales receives National Lottery funding

Lottery Funding is set to support deaf youngsters in reaching their potential.

WFD calls for better education for the world's deaf youngsters

Braam Jordaan reaffirms a deaf child's right to be taught in sign language at international conference.

Deaf, Diabetes and a Determination to Help

Deaf Diabetes UK seeking to put deaf people in the picture

Richard’s Cochlear Implant: The Journey Has Only Just Begun

Becoming deaf later in life, having Cochlear Implants is still a big decision

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championships

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh

'Laptop' for Deafblind People gets them online

The BrailleNote Apex device is helping Deafblind people to communicate with the world around them

Accessible Health Services in Wales

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

Sky a Leading Light in Ignorant Decision Making

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

Mike Hawthorne, Sense and the London Marathon

Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life

Empowering deaf people by providing life enhancing information

Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier

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?

Holidaying with a Deaf Girlfriend

With a deaf girlfriend joining a family holiday, it's important to think how best to manage communication

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

Patients to benefit from new NHS England ‘Accessible Information Standard’

Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way

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

Children set to take part in the UK's biggest Fingerspellathon this October

NDCS launch 6th Fingerspellathon aiming to raise funds for deaf children

Like Football or Golf, why not play both at the same time

This is the first Deaf FootGolf tournament held in the UK

Bringing Parity to the Theatre Experience for Deaf Audiences

Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes

International Deaf Awareness Week Used as Springboard for Deaf Services

The Kenya National Association of the Deaf has developed plans that could be life changing for the deaf community

National Lipreading Awareness Week - What do you know?

Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness

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.

Dedication and Hard Work Underpin Success with GB Deaf Football

Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career

Golf Taster Sessions to Attract Deaf Youngsters

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

‘Next Generation Text’ service welcomed by Hearing Link

Always behind the times with Deaf communication, Text Relay Service jumps forwards

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

Golf Well Placed To Tackle The Issue Of Loneliness

Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being

Golf Well Placed to Tackle The Issue Of Age Related Loneliness

Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being

John Surtees - Motor Racing Great and Hearing Loss

Hugely successful, being able to hear the engine noise leads to hearing loss

Deaf and Young at Heart? – Good News for Those Under or Approaching 60

As life expectancy grows, 60 is regarded as the new middle age


Nottingham to play host to inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships in 2015

Championships will see Deaf tennis players from around the world compete for world crown

Launch of the NEW Tinnitus Support Group

Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus

Next Generation Text - A User's Experience

Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

Need an Interpreter or Translator - Try Before You Buy

New technology opens the door to video interviewing of BSL/English interpreters or translators

International Support for Exeter Deaf Academy's New Build Project

The first UK Charity to win a Graham-Pelting Consulting funding award

Focus on Typos Likely to Discriminate Against Deaf Job Applicants

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

Deaf Canoeist Making a Splash in Mainstream Competition

Retiring from International Competition, Matthew Sykes has a lot to be proud of

Deaf Children, Hearing Parents and BSL

Mum of deaf children finds it impossible to find BSL tuition and faces anti BSL views from teacher of the deaf

Smiles all round at Deaf Golf Taster Session

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

WWII Memories as a Young Lad

Now Hard of Hearing, Ernie reflects on his time growing up during the war

Microsoft Promoting Sign Language Recognition

Microsoft opening access to their Kinect / Sign language research project

Attitudes Towards Sign Language Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Teachers for the Deaf try to banish Sign Language in Mainstream Schools, denying deaf children a choice later in life

Deaf Children to Benefit from Increased Investment

Improved SEND school inspection process should drive up standards and hold local authorities to account

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

SLFirst's 12 Deaf Reminders for Christmas

Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas

Taking Their Place in History, Bridgend Council Win BDA Charter Award

The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community

Health Advice - Check Those Moles

Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing

The Power and Wonderment of Photography

Through the eye of a camera lens, wonderful places like Paris just come alive

Deaf Opinions Facebook Page - a New On-Line Deaf Club?

Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others

Education System Suppresses Deaf Achievement

Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning

Uber Taxis – A deaf friendly future for transport?

Uber taxi app is proving to be useful for deaf people on both sides of the service.

National Deaf Squash Championships 2015

Competing for national honours 14/15 February in Manchester

Cancer Prevention Event in BSL at Cardiff Deaf Centre

A consultation event aimed specifically to get Deaf views about Cancer Prevention

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

Top Tips To Get That Garden Ready To Be Enjoyed

With Spring around the corner, SLFirst provides seasonal advice to get started early in the garden

Pedius - Changing the Way I Use My Mobile

SL First's review and step-by-step guide to using the Pedius app

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

RAYOVAC’S ‘BEST EVER BATTERY’

New battery helps cochlear implant users live life to the fullest

Deaf Ladies Reflection On International Women's Day

In heralding hopes for the future, IWD is a good time to look back to get inspiration for the fights ahead

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 Student and NDCS Force Government Re-Think

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

Deaf Swimmers Light Up Loughborough

One of the most important events in the British Sports Diary, deaf swimmers compete for national honours at an elite venue

Prevention is Better than Cure - Who's going to tell the Deaf Community

Information about preventing Cancer is critical, but it is often denied to the Deaf community

IX Deaf History International in Scotland

Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.

Horse Riding - Exhilarating and Deaf Friendly

Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly

Rome during an International weekend was just awesome

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

Braam Jordaan, Instrumental Deaf Film Producer and Human Rights Ambassador

Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story

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

Deaf Restauranteurs Thrive Through Approach To Communication

Launching a Deaf run pizza restaurant - Mozzeria in San Francisco - the Stein's appeal to hearing and deaf guests

Turning A Deaf Ear Should Mean Greater Awareness

Used commonly to criticise being ignored, everyone should know action is needed to prevent isolation of Deaf people

VisiTalks: Developing Sign Language Tranlsation Gloves

Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors

Deaf Woman Attacks Life By Taking Opportunities in Both Hands

Born profoundly Deaf, Noelle Simmons' zest for life is an inspiration

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

Defending champions head entry for 2015 National Deaf Tennis Championships

Taking place on the 2-4th May 2015, players have a lot at stake with the first World Championships on the horizon

Disabled website users vote 'none of the above'

Using standard tests websites of all political parties are found to be inaccessible to disabled people

Parenting a Deaf Child can be a Minefield

Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be

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

Fletcher and Simmons claim National Deaf Tennis Championships titles in Welwyn Garden City

Superbly organised, Deaf tennis stars fight for national honours and world championship selection

Deaf Youth Football Teams Crowned Champions at Final

As part of their Me2Project, National Deaf Children's Society host football tournament for 9th year

Pedius: A Life-Changing Phone App for the Deaf

Making direct 1:1 phone calls available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

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

Deaf Bikers Rally 2015

Enjoy motorcycling - meet friends old and new at the Deaf Bikers Rally in Great Yarmouth

Watch and Listen

Some hearing aids now have apps that are compatible with the new Apple Watch

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

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

New Young Ambassadors for 2016 to help ensure that no child’s education is forgotten

Travelling to Kenya on a fact-finding mission to investigate progress in getting every child into school

High Five!

A new app invented by a 17 year old Polish boy has found some unplanned users in the Deaf Community.

What is the best way to take money abroad for holidays? Is cash always best?

It is important to have more than one option to access your holiday money abroad

Hidden Sugar: Just how much is in that biscuit?

James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.

Communication - Animal Kingdom v Human Society - Lessons to be Learned?

Is overly complex human intelligence and strength of opinion stopping us from solving some of the most basic of problems

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.

Glide 'video texting' app is so useful!

Allowing people to record video messages of up to 5 minutes, Glide is deaf-friendly and perfect for sign language users

World Deaf Tennis Championships, Nottingham 20-26 July 2015

Attracting the best Deaf tennis players from around the world, organisers are also laying on free session for youngsters

Leading and Pushing for Change, Braam Jordaan's Representation Promises Great Things

Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle

App Roundup - June 2015

SL First takes a quick look at some interesting apps you might like

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

The right of the deaf child to grow up bilingual

Often advised to pursue only oralism, research recommends deaf children get early access to a bilingual approach

Sign Language Helps all Children in Early Years Learning

30 years of research has consistently shown the benefits and finally some educators seem to be listening

Signing School Opened to Improve Outcomes Through Oral Approach

Parents and supporters take action to ensure their deaf children access education that has been designed with deaf children in mind

Barclays & Sainsburys Forging a Path Towards Deaf access

Two big companies have hit the headlines recently by introducing new ways for Deaf, BSL-using customers to contact them in their preferred language.

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

Great Britain Deaf Football Take Creditable Third Spot

Just missing out on a place in the final, the GB Team should be proud of their bronze medal achievement

The Safety Requirements Of Rope Climbing Make It More Deaf Friendly

Exciting, thrilling and even enjoyable, communication was effective because of a good attitude

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

A New Me - Spirited, Adventurous And Going For It!

Re-discovering herself, Natasha, equipped with her new Cochlear Implant, travelled to North Wales for a Women Climb weekend, and had a great time

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

Privately owned Deaf-led business continues to set high standards

20 years old, Deaf Friendly Business Solutions delivers high quality programmes excelling in Deaf Friendly training

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.

Severe Litigation Might Lead to Changed Attitude in Teaching of Deaf Children

Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down

The Winter's Tale with BSL Interpretation

Performed by the Taking Flight Theatre Company, the performance was designed with deaf people in mind

Apple Pay hits the UK!

Apple's new contactless payment system has now launched here in the UK. Here's what you need to know.

An interview with dedicated budding tennis star Jack Clifton

Deaf from birth, Jack's access to Deaf Sport has given him wonderful experiences and a great opportunity for the future

Cochlear Implants, Confidence and New Experiences

Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities

Parity in the Home and Good Lines of Communication Build Lasting Memories

A few small steps can be a big difference to a Deaf child feeling valued

Five Brits earn early singles wins at World Deaf Tennis Championships

Showing great fighting qualities, the first round proved successful for home grown talent

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

Deaf Community Given No Consideration by Met Police Commissioner's Recruitment Policy

Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people

Quarter-finalists decided at World Deaf Tennis Championships

Attracting deaf tennis stars from 20 countries, the early rounds have been competitive

Britain's Esah Hayat reaches World Deaf Tennis Championships boys' singles final

An exciting day of Deaf Tennis giving us the line-ups for some of the weekend's finals

Deaf Friendly Tennis Event Seeks to Attract new Deaf talent

Hosting a fun and informative day, deaf youngsters will have left Nottingham inspired by the opportunities that exist within Deaf tennis

Britain's Hayat wins inaugural boys' singles gold at World Deaf Tennis Championships

An exciting day of tennis sees two big wins for British players and exciting finals lined up for the final day of competition

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

World Deaf Tennis Championships a Huge Success on and off the Court

World Deaf Tennis Championship organised and managed with high levels of professional competence

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.

Deaf access at the London Science Museum

With different levels of Deaf access throughout, the visiting experience itself shows how accessibility is changing

New watch alerts deaf people to danger

New watch launching in Singapore to alert Deaf/HoH people to immeadiate danger

Should Deaf Equality Really be so Limited in Scope

People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain

The life of a theatre interpreter

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

Deaf-Friendly Days Out

With the arts increasingly accessible, a few ideas for enjoying a day out

Deaf Got Talent event to raise money for charity

Comedian John Smith takes to the stage to help raise funds for Demelza

Shadow Sign Exhibition in Doncaster

Deaf students and families from Doncaster have created an exhibition of filmed shadow theatre performances created using BSL.

Annual Lecture on Scotland's BSL Bill

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

Visually stimulating, the Vatican City is a must visit destination

Strolling around, going at your own pace, there is plenty of information on offer

Should we be bothered with BSL linguistics

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

Deaf Brit Working to Empower Deaf Jordanian Communities

Ambitious to make a difference, Paul Scott has developed programmes in Jordan that are really making a difference

Deafism - the Hidden and Never Talked About Discrimination

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

When in Rome...

Natasha Hirst shares some more thoughts on her time in Italy - here, telling us all about wonders of Rome.

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

Commitment and Tenacity Supporting Uganda National Association of the Deaf

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

Doing acts of kindness is good for you

Galaxy's research shows that acts of kindness really do matter

The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Prize

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

Will you get the full state pension? Know what's changed?

Find out now before it's too late to do something about it!

Born Deaf and fighting for a chance in Cameroon?

Thelma thrives in a Deaf School but fees leave her education in doubt

Film about Deaf women in the Congo, needs our support.

Director Antonio Spanò Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete his Short Documentary, "Inner Me"

Advances in Technology Opens New Options for Deaf People

A futuristic new vest could allow Deaf people to feel sounds and understand what people are saying

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

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

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 School that holds fond memories under threat of closure

Made job ready at Margate Deaf School - 94 years old Dennis Harris was taught skills that served him well through adult life

Deaf Actress Calls for Further Access to Live Shows

With only one accessible show in a series, Deaf people are not even close to be given equal access to live performances

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 Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) launches Deaf Black Minority Ethnic Project

Event seeks to outline the support available to Deaf BME people

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

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

Paddleboat THEATRE puts Deaf academy talent in spotlight at Exeter Phoenix

Collaboration with Deaf Academy results in Deaf accessible show

Deaf Nest Event - Together Towards Tomorrow

A Deaf accessible conference focusing on the needs of Deaf parents to be

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

Five star performance from PaddleBoat and Exeter Deaf Academy

Accessible Theatre provides lovely family entertainment

Signworld's On-line BSL Resources Made With Learners In Mind

Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom

Whole Life Benefits From Access to Sign Language - Birth To Three

New research not only supports the benefits of signing in acquiring language skills, but finds it boosts brain power

An interview with Deaf Business Woman and BSL Teacher Sarah Lawrence

Shared aspirations and with a programme of action in mind.

BSL Changed The Quality Of My Life

Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.