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Sporting Inspiration - An Interview with Karen Lewis-Archer

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

Listen Up

Listen Up is a Visit England initiative to to improve accessibility in businesses

Exercise - it might save your life

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

An introduction to the Deaflympics

A brief look at the history of the Deaflympics and the upcoming 2013 Games

John Harris Paralympian

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

ZBand Review

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

An Introduction to Fitness

Andie Vowles is a Deaf personal trainer and will be providing some advice and guidance to help you get fit and stay healthy

Offer Deaf Children Eduction in Sign Language

Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world

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

Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor

The Development of Deaf Villages

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

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.

Deaf Education Limiting Life Choices

Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.

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

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

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.

BSL World - Dealing with New Technology Words

New technology words create a challenge to BSL

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

5 year old Claire Koch signs her Xmas Show

The joy of a child's nativity play is combined with stress for some Deaf parents

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

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!

Garnering Deaf Artist's Passion In India

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

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?

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.

Find your family’s heroes with free access to an on-line database

Remembrance weekend access to an on-line data base to research family history

Deaf Awareness, Bespoke BSL supports Golf4All Programme

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

English Deaf Squash Championships

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

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

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

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

National Deaf Squash Championships

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

'Believe to be Alive' to be supported by Pope Francis

Pope Francis to support Disability Sport event in Rome

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

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

Lynda's Pyjamas Steal the Sewing Bee Show

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

Dog Tails

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

Melissa Mostyn Launches First E-Book

My Daughter and I, written by Deaf mother Melissa Mostyn, will be released on 24th April 2014

BSL Celebration Week

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

Making A Difference Through Hearing Therapy

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

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

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

Announcement from the Becoming Visible Board of Trustees

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

An Interview with Midsomer Murders Star Neil Dudgeon

Approaching its 100th Episode, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Midsomer Murders' Neil Dudgeon

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

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

Deaf Day Delight at City Lit

Attending Deaf Day for the first time in 40 years - I had a great time

National Deaf Tennis Championships

Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf

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

EDF League Final Sees St John's Deaf FC Take the Spoils

In the north versus south English Deaf Football league finals, St Johns overcome Sunderland

The Silent Killer

A recent report identified that deaf people are more at risk of killer diseases, here Jeanann gives some advice to reduce risk

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

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.

DEAFvibe awarded Queen's Award

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

The NHS Hearing Aid Crisis

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

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.

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championships

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

Sky a Leading Light in Ignorant Decision Making

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

Talking About Child Protection

Research aiming to improve support in deaf child protection cases

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.

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

BSL Tour of Folkestone Triennial

Free BSL guided tour of the Folkestone Triennial - an ambitious public art project

Our CODA visit to Sign Circle

The CODA team had a great time at this year's Sign Circle event in Preston

British Deaf Lawn Bowls Tournament

British Deaf Lawn Bowls

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

Let’s get academic: Preparing for University

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

Deaf Sport Welcomes a New Upcoming Star

17 years old Kimberley Bruce becomes the youngest ever lawn bowls champion

Re-engineering a Jaguar Classic

Jaguar's Design Director, Ian Callum, fulfils a boyhood dream to re-engineer the classic Mark II

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

Dedication and Hard Work Underpin Success with GB Deaf Football

Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career

The Flip Side of the Coin

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

GB Deaf football team take the spoils

Honoured to be part of a mini pre-European Championships tournament, the GB Deaf Football team secure the title.

Trafford General Hospital Audiologist Wins National Award

NHS Audiologist picks up the prestigious prize of Audiologist of the Year

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

Deaf Friendly App Opens up Nutrition Information for Deaf Community

With increased health risks, it's in all our interests to be sugar aware


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

Sign of the times for PGA

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

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

Need an Interpreter or Translator - Try Before You Buy

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

Focus on Typos Likely to Discriminate Against Deaf Job Applicants

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

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

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

RSC Stage First Performance With BSL

Royal Shakespeare Company get set to host its first semi-integrated Sign Language Performance.

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

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

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

Association of British Sign Language Teachers and Assessors

ABSLTA’s 25th anniversary saw calls for a revival of a professional focus.

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.

The Power and Wonderment of Photography

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

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

Integrating BSL into our Social Care Course

Young students get far more from their BSL course than they ever imagined

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

Inclusive Sports Day

Inclusive Sports Day for children and adults with a disability

Deaf People 'Can Do' - And We Can Make A Difference

Politics is not just what politicians do - anyone can get involved, and anyone can drive change

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

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

Why Walking Might Help You Live Longer

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

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

BSL - Maximising The Learning Opportunity

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

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

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

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”.

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

England Deaf Women's Rugby Team Secure Another Win

Playing a local league team, England's ladies run in four excellent tries.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Hidden Sugar: Just how much is in that biscuit?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Bus Drivers learn sign language to help deaf customers

First Glasgow responds to Deaf customer communication needs

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

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

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

Draw and Results from the World Deaf Tennis Championships

Attracting the world's best players, here is the draw and regular updates as the matches take place

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

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

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

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

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

UK Audiologist of the Year turns Rehabilitation into an Adventure not a Task

Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients

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

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

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

Cutty Sark Tours in British Sign Language (BSL)

Extending their accessible programmes, a tour of this great clipper is available in a BSL guided tour

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

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

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

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.

Deaf Friendly Barbados Ensures Repeat Visits

A beautiful island with charming people, the island has much to offer deaf travellers

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 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

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

BSL Changed The Quality Of My Life

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

You Think You Know British Sign Language? Think Again!

Through increased popularity of the beauty and effectiveness of signed language, ignorance rears its sorry head.