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Fire Safety for the Deaf

Fire safety is important for Deaf people, here we discuss one of the services offered by one Fire Service

Hard of Hearing - Isolating and Lonely

Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely

Deaflympics 2013

SL First reflects of the GB Team's involvement in the Deaflympics 2013

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, enjoying working with Pam St Clement as part of the 'Deaf for the Day' campaign.

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.

BSL World - fingerspelling

A regular column about issues related to British Sign Language

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

Saving money through a green approach

Saving money by adopting a green approach to your household spend

Gerry Hughes - Global Champion

Gerry Hughes successfully circumnavigated the world in one of the most remarkable feats of achievement by any Deaf man in history

Diabetes - That will never happen to me

Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise, but some good eating habits and regular exercise can reduce your risk

Exercise - it might save your life

The modern day lifestyle is largely sedentary, so exercise is more important now than ever

Money Saving Tips

SL First's regular feature with more money saving tips

Eco-friendly money saving tips

Money saving tips using a green approach

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.

Travel with Heather Thomas - Japan

Deaf travellers Heather and Tammy visited Tokyo. This is what they made of it

Dear Wendy

Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help

Lip-Speaking explained

A brief introduction to Lip-Speaking

Getting away to Nice

A Winter break in Nice is the perfect fillip to recharge those batteries

Women and Deaf People - Breaking Down International Barriers

Tessa Padden from Signworld visited Iran and here she describes her experience

Ipswich Building Society launches sign language initiative to support hard of hearing customers

Up-skilling staff with deaf awareness and basic BSL improves customer services

John Harris Paralympian

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

Deaf Photographers

An article discussing the merits of photography and the action of one tutor to make his business deaf friendly

Young, Deaf and Undeterred

Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up

The Interpreter's Code of Conduct Explained

The NRCPD Interpreter's Code of Practice explained

PC Jonathan Handy - A Signing Police Officer

The BBC unveiled a police officer learning BSL as part of the Police 24/7 programme. PC Handy tells us why

Michael Hubbs

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

Double Deaflympics Medal Winner Tom Smith

Against an agonising background, the highly professional Tom Smith shows his metal

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

Bridgend Council Setting the Standard

Bridgend County Council are taking steps to becoming more and more deaf friendly

Signature Awards - 1 month to go

Press Release about the upcoming Signature Awards

Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival

Deaf Arts Festival in London

Mobile Technology Changing Banking

Advances in technology are quickly changing the face of banking.

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

Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor

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!

The Development of Deaf Villages

Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors

The Visual Pleasure of Deaf Magic

Deaf Magicians brighten the lives in Deaf Clubs around the world

The Wonders of Kite Flying

In bygone years dads used to know how to make a kite with their children. We thought we would show you how

Independent Living Fund - Court of Appeal Update

Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans

Deaf Discrimination? You Decide

Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.

Uploading video to YouTube

Sharing videos with friends and family around the world is easy on YouTube.

Deaf Education Limiting Life Choices

Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.

Rediscovering sound - like meeting up with an old friend

Deciding to have Cochlear Implants was a big decision

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.

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

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

Offering BSL Instruction to Learner Drivers

Insight 2 Drive is a new driving school operating in South Liverpool and providing deaf friendly tuition

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

Brighton University Students Design Website for Deaf People

University students design website to host details of deaf friendly businesses in one place

Fitbit Flex Review

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

History of Pantomime

Pantomime has a long and traditional history, but remains hugely popular.

Adam Evans - Family Man, Cage Fighting and MMA

A Deaf family man, Adam decided to give MMA cage fighting a go, he hasn't looked back since

Kate Evans' Photography Tips

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

A Deaf Person’s Road to Success

Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf

Justin LeBlanc

SL First looks at the success of a deaf American fashion expert and how his deafness has helped him to achieve his goals.

Living the Dream

Dafydd Eveleigh has long since had an ambition to ride a Motorbike in Europe. Here he tells us of the joy in doing it.

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

Barclays Launches Accessibility Roadshow

Following widespread disquiet amongst the deaf community, it is good to see progress finally being made on banking accessibility.

Joshua Ledbetter - Me and My LP3 Project

Joshua Ledbetter tells us about the pursuit of his dream to have his own fitness and well-being business.

Gardening for Good Health

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

Save a Life with a Cold Alarm

This is one way to make elderly loved are not overly exposed to the dangers of cold weather

Deaf CCTV workers in Mexico

Deaf operators of CCTV in Mexico have delivered better outcomes

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!

New Welsh Standards Set to Transform Services

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

Lou Ferrigno - Shaping Up to Play the Hulk

Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career

When it's Good to Fight

Louis Long is a Deaf wrestler in the USA fighting his way towards professional status.

Lights Out for Dog Walkers

With street lighting being turned off to save money, deaf dog owners face additional dangers.

Deaf Man fails to get the support he needs following accident

When deaf people are involved in a car crash, we expect more from our emergency services in respect of help and understanding

Will you make a New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolutions are a great way to get inspired - but in the UK we dont carry through our good intentions!

3M and Action on Hearing Loss reach new heights together

Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together

Cartooning

Cartooning has a long established history but they have their limitations for deaf topics!

Cinema, subtitling and Equal Access

The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community

3M Scores with Health & Safety Crowd at Old Trafford

3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection

Interpreters, Job Centres and Access for People who are Deaf

Department for Work and Pensions costs for interpreters hits £20 million in 4 years and yet deaf applicants struggle to get the communication support they deserve!

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

Johnny Fantastica - A Life of Entertaining

Gloucester based John Gapp has enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining audiences all over the world. We think he's just magic!

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?

Restaurant Offers Deaf Friendly Service

Using improvements in technology, Rita's on the River improves communication with deaf customers

Tech Companies Upholding Deaf Suppression

Mobile phone contracts are not deaf friendly and service providers seem determined to maintain anti deaf usage plans

Celebrating film success – 7 deaf youngsters who helped produce it

Youngsters from Deaf Active Cheshire attend premiere of the film they helped produce

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.

Food Labelling

It is difficult to eat healthily if you don't understand what is good and bad for you. Food labelling explained.

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

6 Years Old Caleb, Deaf and Aiming for Formula One

Caleb McDuff is 6 years old. Deaf following an infection, he has been karting for years and aims to be the first deaf Formula One racing driver

Ploughing Fields at Tank School

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!

Windows 10 Launches - Can you get it Free?

Windows 10 has launched around the globe - it's also available completely free for limited time!

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

Deaf Awareness, Bespoke BSL supports Golf4All Programme

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

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

Deaf Karting Champion Bas Lammers Entering New Era in Racing

Bas Lammers is 2 time KZ1 World Karting Champion. Deaf, he has signed a new deal that he hopes will take him back to the top of the podium.

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

The Wonderful Sights and Scenery of Bolivia

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

Tailored Holidays for Deaf Visitors at Seable

Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily

Setting New Standards in Deaf and Disabled Employment

Taking employment equality seriously, the India based Lemon Tree Hotel chain are an example to the world.

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

Everton in the Community supporting Deaf Football

Everton in the Community provide a significant number of sporting opportunities and runs the deaf mens and women's football teams

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

Spring Photography

Seasons provide different opportunities for keen photographers and here Dafydd talks about Spring

Leicester Deaf Golf Open

A deaf golf competition, evening entertainment from comedian John Smith and a dance on the 13th June 2014 at Hinckley Golf Club

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

Post 40 - Can I get fitter than ever before

Finding difficulty in wearing my favourite clothes, I decided on a tough fitness programme, but early signs are wonderful

Competing for the GB Sewing Bee Crown

Deaf, Lynda Lewis stars in BBC 2's Great British Sewing Bee that is first aired on 18th February 2014

Student from the Royal Birkdale School for the Deaf Appointed Captain of Golf Club

England Deaf Golfer Peter Baker becomes the first ever deaf golf Captain

Help me Please, I'm Going Deaf

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

59 Down, 41 To Go, Deafblind Runner James Clarke's Race Against Time

Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat

Your Chance to Nominate for Audiologist of the Year

Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty

Danielle Joyce Swimming into the Record Books

One of the brightest British sports prospects, Danielle hopes for more recognition for deaf sport

Lynda's Pyjamas Steal the Sewing Bee Show

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

Making Welsh Cakes

Celebrate St David's Day in style. Perfect for making with the children

Mainstream Education Continues To Generate Unfair Results

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

What is “Deaf Culture”?

What is deaf culture and does it define us, divide us or isolate us

My Music (with digressions) and Hearing Loss

Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them

Sarah O'Dowd Capturing the Best Northumberland Countryside

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

Traditional Pancakes

Pancakes are so easy and fast to make, they taste great and kids can have a great time trying to toss them!

Sean Midnight Taking a Japanese Crown

Midlands based Deaf wrestler Sean Midnight takes the Champions crown after a successful trip to Japan and the Philippines

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

The hugely successful DSPY event is being held at the Ricoh Arena 29th November. Celebrating deaf achievement it is a must attend event

Lonely Heart!

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

Deaf Centres - The Youth Are Our Future Leaders

If Deaf Centres are to have a strong future, it is important to attract youngsters today

Deaf Bambino Championship Karter makes his debut

6 years old Caleb is Deaf, wears Cochlear Implants and has just completed the first round of his racing championship

Making A Difference Through Hearing Therapy

Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!

Deaf Racer Bas Lammers Making The Most Of Pre-Season Racing

With three race weekends behind him, deaf kart racer Bas Lammers looks forward to a successful season

GB Sewing Bee's Lynda Lewis, Showing That Deaf People Can.....

Deaf Teaching Assistant by day, Sewing Bee star by evening, Lynda Lewis is showing what deaf people can achieve

Deaf Vibe's 'See me, Hear Me' Event

The event is an opportunity to promote services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Neglect by the NHS Leads to Reduced Life Expectancy for Deaf People

SignHealth's 'Sick Of It' Report identifies significant problems in Deaf patients being properly diagnosed

A 'Smart Ear' for warnings

New app for smartphones can listen to your surroundings and alert you to alarms or other noises.

Crufts and Deaf Accessibility

Crufts is hugely popular and watched by millions of people but is it deaf friendly

Legal Services for Deaf people: A New Era?

With RAD's Deaf Law Centre closing, it is important that someone provides culturally aware legal advice to deaf people

Announcement from the Becoming Visible Board of Trustees

Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed

Richard's Super Car Experience Whets my Appetite

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

New Made For iPhone Hearing Aids Launched in the UK

ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids

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

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

A Better Future for BSL Teaching

Time for BSL teachers to pull together collectively and make a better future for their students.

Making a simple lasagne

How to make a lasagne quickly and with little fuss

The Forgotten Children

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

Vanilla Easter Cupcakes

An easy to follow recipe to make Easter Cupcakes

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

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

NDCS Listening Bus Visit to Machynys Golf Club

Combining the provision of deaf related information with a fun activity is a winning combination

7th World Deaf Squash

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

Lacquer, Louis XIV and lip-speaking at the Wallace Collection

A free event organised by the Wallace Collection with lip-speakers

Accessible Church Services

Over the years the absence of deaf friendly church services has been the cause of many tears

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

Deaf Basketball Training Sessions

Deaf Basketball Sessions every week with Qualified Coach and Interpreter support

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

Alan Titchmarsh - The Pen is Mightier than the Spade

TV Gardening Celebrity Alan Titchmarsh tells us about his love of writing as well as his green figured exploits

Building Communication with a Deaf Child

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

See Me, Hear Me opens up lines of communication

DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire

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.

Words and moments to mark Deaf Awareness Week

UK Charity Hearing Link, announce their plans to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

Why is legal advice so important?

Accessing deaf friendly legal advice can be problematic

So you want to be a sign language interpreter?

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

Automatic text to speech on your phone or tablet

A quick 'how to' guide on getting your phone or tablet to speak

Silence Racing's Caleb McDuff Continues to Progress

Round 3 of the Bambino Kart Tour took place at Shenington in Gloucestershire

Deaf Motor Bike Paramedic Helping Save Lives on the Streets of London

Deaf, Richard Webb-Stevens works for the London Ambulance Service and patrols the streets every day waiting to respond to emergency calls

Aspiring, Influencing & Achieving as a Deaf Youngster

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

Costa Rican President commits to Signed Speeches

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

The Green Light with Maximillian Cooper

The 16th Gumball Rally will see competitors try and get their vehicles from Miami to Ibiza

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

DEAFvibe awarded Queen's Award

Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014

Rachel Shenton - Hollyoaks, Acting and Deafness

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

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service shows their support to Deaf Awareness Week and National Families Week

South Wales Fire Service along with many of their colleagues across the UK offer free home fire safety checks to deaf families

Sign or Text for Theatre?

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

Tom Shakespeare on Enabling Equality: Label Jars Not People!

An interesting talk on the history and modern day perception of disability

The NHS Hearing Aid Crisis

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

Deaf Cycling's Tour de Formosa

UK Deaf Cycling's Tom Smith to ride in the Tour de Formosa

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.

Tinnitus Research Heralds Hope for Sufferers

Medicine used to make us wee, make help with Tinnitus

Getting to know the Deaf Swimmers Competing in Euro Champs

Meet the team for the Deaf European Swimming Championships

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

'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

Deaf Awareness vs Deaf Equality

Deaf for a day John Barrowman raising awareness of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Get in the loop & support Hearing Loop Awareness Week

Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops

Wonderful dad ensures Deaf Friendly activities for his daughter

Andre Ferguson launches Meaka Bears to fill the gap in local deaf services

Empowering deaf people by providing life enhancing information

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

Karter Caleb is Living the High Life

6 year old deaf kart racer Caleb McDuff has been rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in motor sport

Music in Motion - translating lyrics into sign language

The Music in Motion Choir raises money to sponsor lots of different deaf projects

College Trip to a Show in London

Isolating deaf students cab be one of the impacts of a lack of deaf awareness within a college setting

Irish Women Swim into the History Books

A group of deaf women from Ireland have made history by completing a cross channel swim that began at the top of a mountain.

Principality Building Society Leading the way on Deaf Friendly Banking

The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.

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

Hearing Loss, Sport and Integration

Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum

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

August, Torrential Rain - Deaf Racer Caleb still at the top of his game

Caleb Showing the Karting World that neither being Deaf or Torrential Rain fazes him

USA shows UK how to Improve Access to Emergency Services

999 is a critical public service, it is not readily accessible to deaf people at a time when the US are opening their 911 service

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

LATCH Breastfeeding Event Welcomes Deaf Parents

Local breastfeeding group arrange deaf friendly information event

WWII Veteran Les Birch attends DDay70

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

Royal Seal of Approval for DEAFvibe

Having been recognised for their voluntary service, DEAFvibe group enjoy tea with the Royal family

Value Our Veterans

DDay70 brought pomp and ceremony for our veterans, SLFirst would like to see that VIP consideration all year round.

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

Let’s get academic: Preparing for University

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

Let’s get social: Preparing for University

Even if you are Deaf, it's important to get stuck into Fresher's Week at University

Bringing Parity to the Theatre Experience for Deaf Audiences

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

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

Sport England and NDCS seek to improve Deaf access to swimming

Euro Success for GB Deaf Swim Team

GB Deaf Swimming punch above their funding weight to make their mark in Europe

Department of Health invests heavily in online interpreting for Deaf people

Department of Health finally wakes up to the communication needs of deaf patients

Dream to Screen Deaf Finalist - William Horsefield

One of five entrants in the final William will be jetting off to LA if he wins the competition

Wellness Centre Taking Deaf Clients' Health Needs Seriously

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

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.

Audiology services failing deaf children in England

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

Against all odds

How Yorkshire couple, Angie and Richard Aspinall overcame public sector job cuts and sudden deafness to start their own photography and journalism business

The Flip Side of the Coin

Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice

Understanding Search Engine Results Can Save You Money

Internet Shopping habits could be costing you money. Research shows us how to make us savings

‘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

England Deaf Golfing Champ to appear on Transworld Sport

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

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

Rayovac Continues To Support Charity Efforts Across The World

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

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

Sign of the times for PGA

Signing golf professional Paul Aitkens opens the golfing door to hordes of deaf and disabled people

Switch on to Switching Off and Save Money

Good discipline around the use of electrical appliances can save you a lot of money

Launch of the NEW Tinnitus Support Group

Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus

BSL Coffee Morning Sponsored by Principality BS

Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake

Next Generation Text - A User's Experience

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

UK Deaf Sport Fighting Tooth and Nail for Deaf Sport

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

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

Top Tips for Winter Pics

Snapping away during Winter is as much fun as any other time of year

Come in, take a seat, I'm all "hears"

A Deaf persons thoughts on counseling services.

Deaf Teen's Anti-Bullying Tips

A 16 year old Deaf boy provides some tips on how to deal with bullies.

Deaflympics Cycling Star Returns to British Competition

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

Principality's BSL Week Raises Awareness

With staff learning BSL, the Principality wanted to go one step further to support deaf people in Wales

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

Hampshire Police PLOD Reaching Into Deaf Community

Recognising the need for specific communication, PLODs are bridging the gap

SLFirst's 12 Deaf Reminders for Christmas

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

Art Festivals Promotes Creative Opportunities for Deaf Children

Deaf Children Treated to Inspirational Art Event

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

Setting High Standards of Deaf Awareness Within Public Service

Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication

What Change Will 2015 Herald In Your Life

What will you be seeking to change about your life when you set out confidently into 2015

Tom Smith joins Velosure Starley Primal Pro Cycling team for 2015

Making his return to British Competition Deaflymics star joins ambitious racing team

Cutting The Number of Hearings to Save Money Will Cost More

With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored

Young Deaf BSL Teacher Zayne Thomson Brings Energy To The Classroom

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

Health Advice - Check Those Moles

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

NEXT GENERATION OF DEAF DANCE AND MUSIC STARS

Raising the Bar was developed by NDCS to make dance and music more accessible for the 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK.

GB Deaf U23 Football Opens New Pathway to International Honours

Playing their first development game the GB Deaf U23 football team perform well against seasoned opposition

St John's Take British Deaf Futsal Cup by the Scruff of the Neck

Competing for the British Deaf Futsal Cup, St John's A beat Doncaster to take the spoils.

Captioned Lion King Proves to be Family Friendly

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

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

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

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

Education System Suppresses Deaf Achievement

Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning

Barriers to Deaf Involvement in Sport - PhD Research

Studying for her PhD at Nottingham University, Sarah's research should aid understanding of the issues involved

Golfing Deaf Professional Kevin Hall Aims Higher

A seasoned golf Pro, Kevin Hall is still hoping to be the first deaf competitor on the PGA Tour

University of Wolverhampton Host Deaf and Hard of Hearing Open Day

Decision to put on an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, marks out university as being deaf friendly

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

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

To Be, Or Not To be – Deaf

Reflecting on his own deafness, Tony Stoyles now embraces being deaf

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

Inclusive Sports Day

Inclusive Sports Day for children and adults with a disability

Cardiff Hearing and Tinnitus Expo All Set For March

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

Top Ten Tips for BSL Learners

Turning up for lessons is a good start, these tips will help you take your signing to a new level

RAYOVAC’S ‘BEST EVER BATTERY’

New battery helps cochlear implant users live life to the fullest

Why Walking Might Help You Live Longer

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

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

Disability Minister Gives an Update on ATW Progress

Following a period of radical decision making and disarray, Disability Minister gives an update

BSL - Maximising The Learning Opportunity

Making the best use of your time in the classroom and at home will improve your signing

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

KDCS Deaf Expo

The expo at Maidstone Leisure Centre was opened by CBeebies’ Phil Gallagher AKA Mr Maker

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

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

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

18th Winter Deaflympics Get Underway Without GB Athletes

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

Deaf Friendly Swimming Gala run by the NDCS

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

miDrive app will help deaf youngsters pass their driving test

Mobile phone app puts information about the driving test at the finger tips of Deaf youngsters

Beacons at Barclays - A Step Forward in Accessible Banking?

Seeking to respond to the sensory needs of its customers Barclays introduce new programme

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

Deaf man's discrimination case against judiciary to continue to jury trial

Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages

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

Deaf Karter Caleb McDuff Starts Season With New Sponsors But Same Ambition

Securing sponsorship from Wix Racing, Trusted Car Parts and Millers Oils, Karting just got a lot more serious

Isolating Deaf Youngsters From The Deaf Community Might Not Be In Their Best Interests

State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements

Charlie Chaplin - Film Industry Pioneer and Deaf Influenced?

Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances

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

Deaf Actors Excel in Emotive Silent Movie - The Tribe

Described as disturbing, brutal and brilliant, The Tribe rocket launches career of Deaf actress Yana Novikova

Chart showing what each political party stands for

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

THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO REWARD YOUR AUDIOLOGIST AND WIN GREAT PRIZES

If you have the benefit of a wonderful audiologist why not nominate them

Disabled website users vote 'none of the above'

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

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

Media Personality Gets It Oh So Wrong When Commenting on Simple Auslan Communication

Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision

Caleb Avoids Near Disaster to Achieve Best Result to Date

Taking place in the second round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb drives with maturity and improved speed

Closed Captions Enshrined in Law in Progressive and Thoughtful Hawaii

Recognising the barriers Deaf people face, the Hawaii Government force cinemas to offer captioned films

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

Yorkshire Deaf Golf Society

Fundraising BBQ to be held at end of August

80% of recruitment consultants ‘could do more’ for disabled jobseekers

If recruiters don't understand the issues involved with disabled recruitment isn't this leading to discriminatory practices

Bridgend Council Wins Gold at Gala Dinner

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru Excellence Awards recognised the work of a small number of organisations to become more deaf friendly

NDCS teams up with Basketball England to give deaf children opportunity to play

Simple coaching tips can improve accessibility to deaf Children

High Five!

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

Gritty and Provacative The Tribe Stirs Strong Emotions

Watching with Deaf friends, the use of Ukrainian Sign Language proved to be no barrier at all

Hidden Sugar: Just how much is in that biscuit?

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

Deaf Hub Comedy Cabaret July 11th

Deaf Hub Offering the best of Deaf Comedy at the Kettering Conference Centre

Deaf Hub's Wellbeing Event 11th July

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

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

SLFirst Announces Deaf Sporting Ambassadors

Ambitious to compete at an elite level in mainstream sport, our sporting ambassadors prove what can be achieved

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

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

NEW SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS THE DIFFERENCE ‘LIFE CHANGING’ HEARING PRACTITIONERS ARE MAKING

Had great service from your Audiologist, this is one way to say thank-you

Is an Attitude of Tokenism to Deaf Awareness Better Than Nothing At All

A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good

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.

HRH The Princess Royal attends Hearing Link reception at Tower of London

The event was an opportunity to showcase the work of the organisation and recognise the efforts of everyone involved

Touch Screen Restaurant Looks Ideal for Deaf Diners

Able to reserve on line and make choices through a touch screen pad, Inamo looks very deaf friendly

Sponsors Help Deaf Racer Caleb McDuff Pursue His Dreams

Taking place in the third round of the MSA Bambino Championship, Caleb's progress continues apace

For Mainstream Deaf Cyclist Tom Smith, the Competitive Season Finally Gets Underway

Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition

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

Purley deaf tennis ace Jack Clifton earns USA college tennis scholarship

Up and coming Deaf Tennis star looks to inspire deaf youngsters

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

Tour De France High Flyer Geraint Thomas Talks Bike Safety

With cycling ever more popular in the UK, making sure you are insured takes some of the pain out of having a bike stolen

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

A Helping Hand

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

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.

Rubik’s Cube World Championship taking place this weekend

Visually stimulating, the World Championships will be fantastic to watch

Top Deaf Lady Golfer Captures Her Second Hole in One

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

Sexting is UK Parents Biggest Concern when it comes to their Childs Smartphone Use

Knowing and understanding how your children are using their smartphones is important for parents

Who Fights To Get To The Mirror In Your House?

And to think men have been taking the mickey out of women for years for spending too long in front of the mirror

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

Panyushkin and Hayat impress in World Deaf Tennis Championships

With the quarter finals completed, the best Deaf tennis players in the world are in sight of the first ever world titles

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

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

At the start of another year of teaching BSL, motivations to learn seems to be changing

Learning BSL is not just about getting a job for some, it is about wanting to chat to Deaf people

What businesses can do to help when it comes to deaf staff members

Making an organisation Deaf-Friendly is progressive and inclusive

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

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

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

Upcoming Deaf Accessible Events at the Science Museum, London

Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families

Promoting Indian Sign Language Inside Bombay Taxi Cab

Designed to encourage conversations with Deaf people, Deaf children loved the highly visual design highlighting their language

Leading the way on Deaf designed housing

'Deaf-Friendly by Design', American construction company DePaul show what is possible when proper consideration is made

Visually stimulating, the Vatican City is a must visit destination

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

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

Should we be bothered with BSL linguistics

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

Introducing a Hearing Dog to the home

Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence

Deafism - the Hidden and Never Talked About Discrimination

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

Making your money go further at Christmas time

Being able to easily compare prices will lead you to pay the lowest prices around

How a Vitamin D deficiency really affects your life

Working indoors and with a diet light on Vitamin D, you might not realise the effect on your body

The Doctor is in

If you love Doc Martin, you should enjoy this interview with Martin Clunes

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

Achieving In The Mainstream Is Not Out Of Reach For Deaf Cyclist

An ambitious road racing cyclist, Sol Warwick has high hopes of a successful professional sporting career

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

Over 19 Million Homes at Risk of Fire this Christmas

With the American-like trend for Christmas lighting expanding, it's important to know how to do it safely

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!

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

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

BSL Advent Calendar - Helping Adults and Children to Learn Festive Signs

Christmas time is always popular to share some seasonal good wishes in sign language

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

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

Young American changing the lives of Deaf children in the developing world

Just 18, Grace O'Brien is made of wonderfully caring stuff.

Kent Deaf Children's Society showing of Pinocchio joins the circus

Inclusive panto circus taking place on the 12th January

Deaf visit to Iceland to take in the Northern Lights

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

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

New Deaf-Friendly app allows GROUP video calls on your phone!

SOMA video-chat app is taking Deaf community by storm!

Sea Signs at the Cutty Sark - Family Fun Day

Fantastic opportunity for Deaf families to enjoy an accessible tour and activities

Interested in Space: Free BSL Interpreted tour at London's Science Museum

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age takes place on Wednesday 27th January.

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

Preserving standards of BSL teaching is crucial

The teaching of English has not been affected by social interactions, why is BSL

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

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