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A Paralympian, Karen Lewis-Archer epitomises what the "You can do it" mentality is all about.
Listen Up is a Visit England initiative to to improve accessibility in businesses
The modern day lifestyle is largely sedentary, so exercise is more important now than ever
A brief look at the history of the Deaflympics and the upcoming 2013 Games
Veteran Paralympian John Harris provides inspiration to groups across the UK, here we find out a little more about his story
SLFirst reviews the world's first silent alarm vibrating wristband - the ZBand
Andie Vowles is a Deaf personal trainer and will be providing some advice and guidance to help you get fit and stay healthy
Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world
Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor
Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors
Following a legal challenge against the closure of Independent Living Fund, the Government need to re-think their plans
Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.
Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.
In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.
South African writer Gaynor Young explains why 'Movember' can be problematic
Voice biometrics are about to be introduced but what will that mean for Deaf and Hard of Hearing customers
SLFirst reviews the Fitbit Flex wristband that helps you get more active
Pantomime has a long and traditional history, but remains hugely popular.
New technology words create a challenge to BSL
It's official, gardening and doing some DIY is good for you!
This is one way to make elderly loved are not overly exposed to the dangers of cold weather
The joy of a child's nativity play is combined with stress for some Deaf parents
Deaf workers are facing widespread reductions in their Access to Work grants - the impact could be catastrophic
New Year's Resolutions are a great way to get inspired - but in the UK we dont carry through our good intentions!
The Atulyakala programme aims to bring deaf people in India with artistic talent the opportunity to flourish
With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?
Further opening up the theatre to Deaf audiences, the RSC performance of The Jew of Malta will be fully interpreted
The world renowned Ace Cafe in London has attracted a wide range of visitors from around the world.
Remembrance weekend access to an on-line data base to research family history
Staff at Ridgeway Golf4All Club learn BSL in preparation for Deaf Golf Sessions
The National Deaf Squash Championships take place on the 15th & 16th February 2014 in Manchester
Taking employment equality seriously, the India based Lemon Tree Hotel chain are an example to the world.
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
Everton in the Community provide a significant number of sporting opportunities and runs the deaf mens and women's football teams
A deaf golf competition, evening entertainment from comedian John Smith and a dance on the 13th June 2014 at Hinckley Golf Club
An introductory guide to fitness and some simple exercises by personal trainer Andie Vowles
Fiercely fought the Deaf Squash Champion's Crowns went to Jamie Mathews and Heather Thomas
Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome
Finding difficulty in wearing my favourite clothes, I decided on a tough fitness programme, but early signs are wonderful
Deaf, Lynda Lewis stars in BBC 2's Great British Sewing Bee that is first aired on 18th February 2014
Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat
Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty
Lynda Lewis made an occasion out of her first appearance on the GB Sewing Bee
Cruiser, a chocolate Labrador go to school to help children with their reading and confidence
My Daughter and I, written by Deaf mother Melissa Mostyn, will be released on 24th April 2014
Working with partners, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education have produced resources which people can use to learn some BSL
Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!
Deaf Teaching Assistant by day, Sewing Bee star by evening, Lynda Lewis is showing what deaf people can achieve
The event is an opportunity to promote services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
SignHealth's 'Sick Of It' Report identifies significant problems in Deaf patients being properly diagnosed
As Part of BSL Celebration week, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education invited role models to present to the students
Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed
Approaching its 100th Episode, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Midsomer Murders' Neil Dudgeon
The support needed from Access to Work took months and months, causing frustration and de-motivation
Belonging, produced by the UK's Graeae and Brazil's Circo Crescer e Viver will work across four languages: English, British Sign Language, Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language
Combining the provision of deaf related information with a fun activity is a winning combination
Taking place on Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2014 in Ede, Holland
Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time
Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf
The EDF Challenge Finals take place on 24th May at Maidstone, first game 11am k/o, second 3.30pm k/o
The British Deaf Football Cup has been contested since 1959 and this year saw Belfast regain the trophy
Both Wilcox and Simmons win singles and doubles titles
Being a Deaf sign language user in a Hearing Family can be extremely isolating
In the north versus south English Deaf Football league finals, St Johns overcome Sunderland
A recent report identified that deaf people are more at risk of killer diseases, here Jeanann gives some advice to reduce risk
Cardiff Deaf Centre has had its threats in recent years, but thankfully it has survived and now shows signs of flourishing.
A Road Map for those interested in becoming a BSL/English interpreter
Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets
The EDF Plate Final was contested between Bristol and Black Country Deaf Football Clubs on Saturday 24th May
Warm and welcoming, Venice offers a unique break.
Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014
With the Government considering cutting NHS provided services to deaf people, community infighting prevents a united voice!
Minister seeks to reassure deaf community over Access to Work concerns
Deaf Tennis players announced for the world team championships in the USA
Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.
Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championship will take place over 28/29 June in Edinburgh
Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers
Research aiming to improve support in deaf child protection cases
Isolating deaf students cab be one of the impacts of a lack of deaf awareness within a college setting
A group of deaf women from Ireland have made history by completing a cross channel swim that began at the top of a mountain.
The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on
Free BSL guided tour of the Folkestone Triennial - an ambitious public art project
The CODA team had a great time at this year's Sign Circle event in Preston
British Deaf Lawn Bowls
Nominated by her students Elizabeth is humbled by the award and shares her love of BSL
Deaf and going to university? Here are some quick hints to assist you
17 years old Kimberley Bruce becomes the youngest ever lawn bowls champion
Jaguar's Design Director, Ian Callum, fulfils a boyhood dream to re-engineer the classic Mark II
The decisions on deaf education by this head teacher, other educationalists, policy makers and the political elite is life-limiting on these deaf youngsters.
NDCS identifies gaps in audiology services when it comes to dealing with deaf children
Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career
Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice
Honoured to be part of a mini pre-European Championships tournament, the GB Deaf Football team secure the title.
NHS Audiologist picks up the prestigious prize of Audiologist of the Year
New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
With increased health risks, it's in all our interests to be sugar aware
Championships will see Deaf tennis players from around the world compete for world crown
Signing golf professional Paul Aitkens opens the golfing door to hordes of deaf and disabled people
Staffordshire Charity DEAFvibe set up monthly meetings for people with tinnitus
Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake
New technology opens the door to video interviewing of BSL/English interpreters or translators
Overzealous action to spelling mistakes in job applications shows ignorance of equal opportunities
Mum of deaf children finds it impossible to find BSL tuition and faces anti BSL views from teacher of the deaf
Providing deaf aware golf taster sessions draws in youngsters to give it a try
After 2 years competing in Belgium, Tom Smith returns to cycling on the roads of Britain
With staff learning BSL, the Principality wanted to go one step further to support deaf people in Wales
Royal Shakespeare Company get set to host its first semi-integrated Sign Language Performance.
Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach
Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas
Deaf Children Treated to Inspirational Art Event
The first Council in Wales to achieve the BDA award, Bridgend Council remain committed to supporting the deaf community
With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored
Passionate about British Sign Language, this young teacher is student centric
ABSLTA’s 25th anniversary saw calls for a revival of a professional focus.
Show your love on Valentine's Day by checking a loved ones moles - it might prove life changing
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.
Playing their first development game the GB Deaf U23 football team perform well against seasoned opposition
Competing for the British Deaf Futsal Cup, St John's A beat Doncaster to take the spoils.
Through the eye of a camera lens, wonderful places like Paris just come alive
With Deaf Friendly entertainment difficult to come by, captions ensured everyone could enjoy the show
Facebook has opened up an on-line community for Deaf people to get involved and to help others
Young students get far more from their BSL course than they ever imagined
A brilliant annual event for Deaf over 50's, activities and good company add to people's enjoyment
Inclusive Sports Day for children and adults with a disability
Politics is not just what politicians do - anyone can get involved, and anyone can drive change
Turning up for lessons is a good start, these tips will help you take your signing to a new level
Fighting again on 7th March 2015 at Epsom Racehorse, Deaf MMA combatant Adam aims to make his record 7-0-0
Exercise is essential to healthy life, but it doesn't have to be gym work
Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse
Following legal challenge, plans to limit the student's disability allowance will be re-considered
Making the best use of your time in the classroom and at home will improve your signing
Deaf man was denied disability living allowance despite needing constant assistance.
Deaf History Scotland & British Deaf History Society are proud to host the 9th Deaf History International Conference - “Deaf Sporting Heritage”.
Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story
Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages
Playing a local league team, England's ladies run in four excellent tries.
Used commonly to criticise being ignored, everyone should know action is needed to prevent isolation of Deaf people
Brothers hoping to help Deaf signers talk directly with others using movement sensors
State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements
Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances
Taking place on the 2-4th May 2015, players have a lot at stake with the first World Championships on the horizon
If you have the benefit of a wonderful audiologist why not nominate them
Using standard tests websites of all political parties are found to be inaccessible to disabled people
Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be
Superbly organised, Deaf tennis stars fight for national honours and world championship selection
Organised by several Deaf organisations the Deaf Camp is available to 13-17 years olds from across the UK
Proud of my regional signing identity, it is for the Deaf Community to decide if regional variation and linguistic rules should be dropped
Fundraising BBQ to be held at end of August
If recruiters don't understand the issues involved with disabled recruitment isn't this leading to discriminatory practices
James Clarke, Deafblind marathon runner, shares his thoughts about the 'hidden' sugar in foods.
Attracting the best Deaf tennis players from around the world, organisers are also laying on free session for youngsters
Young, vibrant and energetic, pushing for change for Deaf people has fast become a matter of principle
Had great service from your Audiologist, this is one way to say thank-you
A minimalist attitude to training in deafness has the potential to do more harm than good
Often advised to pursue only oralism, research recommends deaf children get early access to a bilingual approach
Parents and supporters take action to ensure their deaf children access education that has been designed with deaf children in mind
Able to reserve on line and make choices through a touch screen pad, Inamo looks very deaf friendly
Following injury, Tom Smith is back in the saddle and pursuing a professional career in mainstream competition
With the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in Nottingham, these Deaf athletes are taking part in making history
First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs
Up and coming Deaf Tennis star looks to inspire deaf youngsters
Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK
Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down
Deaf from birth, Jack's access to Deaf Sport has given him wonderful experiences and a great opportunity for the future
Excluded through people's ignorance and lack of interest in deafness growing up, I'm now determined to make the most of new opportunities
Attracting the world's best players, here is the draw and regular updates as the matches take place
Showing great fighting qualities, the first round proved successful for home grown talent
Mirroring the experience of many deaf applicants, research identifies the barriers Deaf people face in the jobs market
Knowledge and management of the personal risks could reduce the number of lower limb amputations
Understanding that communities have different needs from its police force, the Met Police demonstrates ignorance to the needs of Deaf people
Attracting deaf tennis stars from 20 countries, the early rounds have been competitive
With the quarter finals completed, the best Deaf tennis players in the world are in sight of the first ever world titles
An exciting day of Deaf Tennis giving us the line-ups for some of the weekend's finals
Hosting a fun and informative day, deaf youngsters will have left Nottingham inspired by the opportunities that exist within Deaf tennis
An exciting day of tennis sees two big wins for British players and exciting finals lined up for the final day of competition
A wonderful week of tennis was wrapped up with singles and doubles finals
World Deaf Tennis Championship organised and managed with high levels of professional competence
Learning BSL is not just about getting a job for some, it is about wanting to chat to Deaf people
People with a commercial interest often sacrifice true Deaf Equality for personal influence or financial gain
Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients
Free lecture about Scotland's new 'BSL Bill' - what does it mean and what happens next?
Strolling around, going at your own pace, there is plenty of information on offer
Survey puts a whole new focus on why people might drive badly
Concentrating on the rules, there are numerous examples of inaccurate signs every day
Daily discrimination is a common experience for many Deaf people in their work and private lives
Being able to easily compare prices will lead you to pay the lowest prices around
Extending their accessible programmes, a tour of this great clipper is available in a BSL guided tour
With the American-like trend for Christmas lighting expanding, it's important to know how to do it safely
There are fears easier options around withdrawing university places might be taken instead
Made job ready at Margate Deaf School - 94 years old Dennis Harris was taught skills that served him well through adult life
Just 18, Grace O'Brien is made of wonderfully caring stuff.
A beautiful island with charming people, the island has much to offer deaf travellers
Becoming Deaf has brought loneliness to family get togethers, even though I am amongst loved ones
With new technology, comes better Deaf access, but too many businesses still insist on a telephone call
Having a BSL interpreter on stage and moving around the set, is a step up in accessible live shows
The teaching of English has not been affected by social interactions, why is BSL
Pulled together from film footage thrown in a skip, the film is a must see for anyone who is deaf
Designed and developed by a team with years of BSL teaching experience, Signworld is a brilliant back-up to the classroom
Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.
Through increased popularity of the beauty and effectiveness of signed language, ignorance rears its sorry head.