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Fire safety is important for Deaf people, here we discuss one of the services offered by one Fire Service
Age related deafness can leave people confused, isolated and lonely
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, enjoying working with Pam St Clement as part of the 'Deaf for the Day' campaign.
During a weekend break Sarah visited Pinnocks Coffee House in Ripley, Surrey. She was delighted to find the staff were deaf aware and one of the partners fluent in BSL. It made for a relaxing and enjoyable visit!
Students from Exeter Deaf College fight for the right to access specialist education!
The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services
An interview with the people behind the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, DSPY
Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help
A brief look at the history of the Deaflympics and the upcoming 2013 Games
A brief introduction to Lip-Speaking
Up-skilling staff with deaf awareness and basic BSL improves customer services
An article discussing the merits of photography and the action of one tutor to make his business deaf friendly
Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up
The NRCPD Interpreter's Code of Practice explained
The BBC unveiled a police officer learning BSL as part of the Police 24/7 programme. PC Handy tells us why
Audiologist of the Year 2013 helps aspiring solicitor
Under good leadership and clear direction Gloucester Deaf Association offers a range of services
Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!
Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors
Deaf Magicians brighten the lives in Deaf Clubs around the world
A causal link has yet to be made, but the public will draw their own conclusions despite Ministerial warnings
Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.
Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.
Deciding to have Cochlear Implants was a big decision
Attitude to deafness varies, in my experience it makes all the difference.
In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.
Insight 2 Drive is a new driving school operating in South Liverpool and providing deaf friendly tuition
University students design website to host details of deaf friendly businesses in one place
Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf
SL First looks at the success of a deaf American fashion expert and how his deafness has helped him to achieve his goals.
Dafydd Eveleigh has long since had an ambition to ride a Motorbike in Europe. Here he tells us of the joy in doing it.
Following widespread disquiet amongst the deaf community, it is good to see progress finally being made on banking accessibility.
Joshua Ledbetter tells us about the pursuit of his dream to have his own fitness and well-being business.
Deaf operators of CCTV in Mexico have delivered better outcomes
Johanna Lucht was isolated and being let down until effective communication was introduced to her life. Things changed then!
New communication standards in Wales have the potential to change NHS service delivery beyond recognition
Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career
Louis Long is a Deaf wrestler in the USA fighting his way towards professional status.
With street lighting being turned off to save money, deaf dog owners face additional dangers.
Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together
Cartooning has a long established history but they have their limitations for deaf topics!
The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community
3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection
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!
Come and enjoy one of the newest Wales v England sporting rivalries
Gloucester based John Gapp has enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining audiences all over the world. We think he's just magic!
With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?
Mobile phone contracts are not deaf friendly and service providers seem determined to maintain anti deaf usage plans
Youngsters from Deaf Active Cheshire attend premiere of the film they helped produce
All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery
It is difficult to eat healthily if you don't understand what is good and bad for you. Food labelling explained.
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
Windows 10 has launched around the globe - it's also available completely free for limited time!
Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences
The tournament is open to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing golfers and will take place on 26/27 April 2014
Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily
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
Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available
Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice
Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty
What is deaf culture and does it define us, divide us or isolate us
Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them
Wales and England Deaf Futsal teams meet in a friendly match at the House of Sport, Cardiff on 23rd March
If Deaf Centres are to have a strong future, it is important to attract youngsters today
Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!
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
Crufts is hugely popular and watched by millions of people but is it deaf friendly
With RAD's Deaf Law Centre closing, it is important that someone provides culturally aware legal advice to deaf people
Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed
ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids
The National Theatre and Stagetext teamed up to provide a captioned performance of King Lear
Improved packaging should be better for their Hard of Hearing customers
Over the years the absence of deaf friendly church services has been the cause of many tears
Viki and Marlee Matlin become partnership champions for complete and accurate closed captions for online TV
DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire
England versus Wales Deaf Rugby Teams competed for the Broadstreet Cup at Franklin Gardens, Wales winning 30 - 0
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.
UK Charity Hearing Link, announce their plans to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week
Accessing deaf friendly legal advice can be problematic
Deaf, Richard Webb-Stevens works for the London Ambulance Service and patrols the streets every day waiting to respond to emergency calls
Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets
Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014
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
An interesting talk on the history and modern day perception of disability
With the Government considering cutting NHS provided services to deaf people, community infighting prevents a united voice!
Discussing the lack of BSL being taught in schools and whether it should be on the National Curriculum.
Medicine used to make us wee, make help with Tinnitus
Braam Jordaan reaffirms a deaf child's right to be taught in sign language at international conference.
Becoming deaf later in life, having Cochlear Implants is still a big decision
Raising awareness of the all-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss
Sky's discriminatory decision making highlights ignorance about Deaf and HoH customers
Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops
Andre Ferguson launches Meaka Bears to fill the gap in local deaf services
Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier
The Music in Motion Choir raises money to sponsor lots of different deaf projects
Isolating deaf students cab be one of the impacts of a lack of deaf awareness within a college setting
The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.
With a deaf girlfriend joining a family holiday, it's important to think how best to manage communication
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, the world's best deaf sports stars have to look on
Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum
Canadian Scott Caldwell is Hard of Hearing, he is also a successful paramedic in a busy area in Toronto
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
Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way
Nominated by her students Elizabeth is humbled by the award and shares her love of BSL
Returning to the Normandy beaches 70 years after his D-Day landing, Les enjoyed an intimate return.
Having been recognised for their voluntary service, DEAFvibe group enjoy tea with the Royal family
DDay70 brought pomp and ceremony for our veterans, SLFirst would like to see that VIP consideration all year round.
Signed and Captioned Performances Open up the Theatre to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Theatregoers
NDCS launch 6th Fingerspellathon aiming to raise funds for deaf children
Deaf and going to university? Here are some quick hints to assist you
Even if you are Deaf, it's important to get stuck into Fresher's Week at University
Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes
Department of Health finally wakes up to the communication needs of deaf patients
The Shipley and Saltaire Wellness Centre attract deaf clients through their thoughtful approach
The Kenya National Association of the Deaf has developed plans that could be life changing for the deaf community
Hearing Link promote on-line lipreading test to raise awareness
NDCS identifies gaps in audiology services when it comes to dealing with deaf children
NHS Audiologist picks up the prestigious prize of Audiologist of the Year
Always behind the times with Deaf communication, Text Relay Service jumps forwards
New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Loneliness affects many elderly people, but golf provides the opportunity for companionship, exercise and well-being
Charities benefit from Rayovac's commitment to support the communities they serve
Deaf Friendly coffee morning at the Bridgend Branch of the Principality, inviting Deaf people to chat over a coffee and a cake
Telephone options slowly moving towards parity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Gracing the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Deaf sports stars get the recognition they deserve
Microsoft opening access to their Kinect / Sign language research project
Easy to Use Speech to Text software comes as standard with the Apple Mac.
Improved SEND school inspection process should drive up standards and hold local authorities to account
Sharing a little deaf awareness on the 12 days leading up to Christmas
Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication
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
With Deaf Friendly entertainment difficult to come by, captions ensured everyone could enjoy the show
When hearing turns to deafness, the world is suddenly a very different place
Communication barriers in school deny deaf children equality of learning
Decision to put on an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, marks out university as being deaf friendly
Already available on iPhones and android phones, Pedius brings parity to Deaf and Hard of Hearing telephony
Reflecting on his own deafness, Tony Stoyles now embraces being deaf
Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo
Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse
The expo at Maidstone Leisure Centre was opened by CBeebies’ Phil Gallagher AKA Mr Maker
Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Braam is a wonderful Deaf success story
State of the art hearing aids and cochlear implants might not translate to mainstream achievements
Born profoundly Deaf, Noelle Simmons' zest for life is an inspiration
If you have the benefit of a wonderful audiologist why not nominate them
Totally reliant on the experts around us, is the advice and guidance as accurate as we need it to be
Report shows that subtitling by main TV channels has some way to go
Given life-limiting potential because of deafness, this Doctor proves how wrong the 'experts' can be.
Had great service from your Audiologist, this is one way to say thank-you
The event was an opportunity to showcase the work of the organisation and recognise the efforts of everyone involved
Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community
Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK
This week's report by Professor Stewart captures many of the issues the Deaf community have been arguing for, for years.
Deaf student is awarded significant costs by a school district who let him down
A few small steps can be a big difference to a Deaf child feeling valued
Making an organisation Deaf-Friendly is progressive and inclusive
For the first time ever, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer fully inclusive play to Deaf BSL audience in Stratford
With different levels of Deaf access throughout, the visiting experience itself shows how accessibility is changing
Southampton based audiologist receives heartfelt feedback from one of her patients
'Deaf-Friendly by Design', American construction company DePaul show what is possible when proper consideration is made
Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence
Florence Nightingale Mukasa puts heart and soul into working for Deaf people in Uganda
Thelma thrives in a Deaf School but fees leave her education in doubt
Becoming Deaf has brought loneliness to family get togethers, even though I am amongst loved ones
Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age takes place on Wednesday 27th January.
Leading to poor socioeconomic outcomes for Deaf people, education in Kenya relies almost entirely on the oral method of teaching
Loss of hearing brought isolation and a break down in family communication - learning BSL has changed that.