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Autumn 4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships

4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships, held at the Vale Hotel and Golf Resort in South Wales, August 2013

Phoneography

With the huge advances in technical ability of mobile phone cameras, Dafydd gives some hints and tips to take great photographs.

Exeter Deaf Students have their say at National Conference

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

Sporting Inspiration - An Interview with Karen Lewis-Archer

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

New National Standards of Communication for People with Sensory Loss

The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services

Saving money through a green approach

Saving money by adopting a green approach to your household spend

Technology - Leap Motion Sensor

The new Leap Motion Sensor might open up new opportunities for BSL users.

4 Nations Deaf Golf

A preview of the 4 Nations Deaf Golf Championships being held in August 2013

Signed and Captioned Performance at the Theatre

Theatres have taken great strides in opening up some performances to people who are deaf, here Jeff discusses some of those developments

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012

An interview with the people behind the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, DSPY

Golf Development Wales

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

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.

Subtitles on You Tube

A regular look at Deaf technology, Karl talks about subtitles on You Tube

Modern Communication Technology

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

John Harris Paralympian

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

Deaf Photographers

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

Sensory Awareness Day at Dudley Zoo

A deaf friendly assessment visit to Dudley Zoo

Offer Deaf Children Eduction in Sign Language

Basic Human Rights of Deaf Children being denied around the world

DSPY 2014 Awards

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

New Apple Smartphones

Apple makes smart decision to introduce cheaper options on their smartphones

Mobile Technology Changing Banking

Advances in technology are quickly changing the face of banking.

An Introduction to Gloucester Deaf Association

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

Africa and UK focussed deafness charities join forces

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

Deaf Discrimination? You Decide

Even today some employers think its ok to discriminate.

Deaf Education Limiting Life Choices

Research shows that deaf students achieve less at school.

NHS and the Right to an Interpreter

In an NHS setting communication is central to safety.

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

History of Pantomime

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

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.

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

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!

Just a thought....

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

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!

3M Scores with Health & Safety Crowd at Old Trafford

3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection

Love Rugby? Wales v England should whet your appetite!

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

Video Job Applications Set to Soar, but Will They be Deaf Friendly

With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Black Country Deaf FC Hosting a Futsal Competition

Seeking to attract teams from wide afield, the Black Country Deaf FC hope to get an exciting entry list for this event

Backing the new Healthcare Standards for people with a Sensory Loss

Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available

National Deaf Squash Championships

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

Stop Calling Me

What is so difficult to understand in the phrase, “Please text me”?

Help me Please, I'm Going Deaf

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

Mainstream Education Continues To Generate Unfair Results

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

Sarah O'Dowd Capturing the Best Northumberland Countryside

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

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

BSL Celebration Week

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

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

Google Chromecast launches in UK

Google's Chromecast device launches in the UK this week - are you ready to turn your ordinary TV into a smart one?

England Take The Spoils In Inaugural Deaf Futsal International Against Wales

England and Wales Deaf Futsal teams met for the first time in a friendly international at the House of Sport on Cardiff

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

A 'Smart Ear' for warnings

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

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

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

New Smart Bulbs ideal for Deaf People

LG launches new 'smart lightbulb' that could be very useful for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

Graeae and Circo Crescer e Viver Present Belonging

Belonging, produced by the UK's Graeae and Brazil's Circo Crescer e Viver will work across four languages: English, British Sign Language, Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language

The Forgotten Children

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

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

7th World Deaf Squash

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

Live subtitles for real life!

Nearly instant subtitles available on some tablets and phones.

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

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

Quitting Sugar, For Life - Interview of Sarah Wilson

Australian Sarah Wilson writes about the importance of reducing sugar in our diet

Accessible Church Services

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

Misuse of Hay Fever Medication Causes Misery for Millions

As Allergy Awareness Week gets underway, there are calls for hay fever sufferers to get the right medication and use it correctly

National Deaf Tennis Championships

Defending champions head entry for National Tennis Championships for the Deaf

Interview with Masterchef Winner Shelina Permalloo

With a Mauritian heritage Shelina tells us about her culinary favourites

Viki & Actress Marlee Matlin launch 'Billion Words March'

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

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

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.

Bas Lammers aims high for rest of karting season

Deaf professional kart racer Bas Lammers reflects on the season's achievements and remaining challenges

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

Amidst Penalty Chaos Doncaster take the spoils in EDF Cup Final

The England Deaf Football Challenge Cup Final was contested by Doncaster and Derby Deaf football teams

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

Rachel Shenton - Hollyoaks, Acting and Deafness

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

Tennis Foundation announces Dresse & Maere Cup tennis team

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

BSL tokenism in Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Nations Deaf Bowls Championships

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

'Laptop' for Deafblind People gets them online

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

Accessible Health Services in Wales

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

Sky a Leading Light in Ignorant Decision Making

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

Mike Hawthorne, Sense and the London Marathon

Generous Deaf gymnast champion runs for charity and supports deaf life

Empowering deaf people by providing life enhancing information

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

Talking About Child Protection

Research aiming to improve support in deaf child protection cases

SEN Proposals will let Deaf kids down

Government plans to change support for Deaf kids builds on historical errors

World Deaf Golf goes from strength to strength

The World Deaf Golf Championships in Michigan receives thumbs up from the competitors

Music in Motion - translating lyrics into sign language

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

How about subtitles on your watch?

Will subtitles on a smart watch be the next big thing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?

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

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

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

BSL Tour of Folkestone Triennial

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

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

Hints and Tips for Autumn Photography

With more people than ever before carrying a camera around with them, Natasha gives some useful hints and tips for Autumn photography

WWII Veteran Les Birch attends DDay70

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

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

Deaf Sport Welcomes a New Upcoming Star

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

Bringing Parity to the Theatre Experience for Deaf Audiences

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

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

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.

Dedication and Hard Work Underpin Success with GB Deaf Football

Chris Beech has enjoyed a glittering GB Deaf Football career

Golf Taster Sessions to Attract Deaf Youngsters

Partnering with Disability Sport Wales, Golf Development Wales and Ridgeway Golf4All, Wales Deaf Golf Association seeks to attract new Deaf youngsters to the game of golf

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.

‘Next Generation Text’ service welcomed by Hearing Link

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

NYC cops who were forced to retire for wearing hearing aids will get their day in court

New York cops challenge NYPD after being forced to retire because they wear hearing aids

Golf Well Placed To Tackle The Issue Of Loneliness

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

Golf Well Placed to Tackle The Issue Of Age Related Loneliness

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

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 Friendly App Opens up Nutrition Information for Deaf Community

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

Automatic speech-to-text for groups finally a reality?

A brand new mobile app is being worked on that the creators hope will hugely improve communication options for the one-in-six Deaf and Hard of Hearing people around the world.


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

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

Next Generation Text - A User's Experience

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

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 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

iKettle - I don't mind if I do

Using Wi-Fi to take the steam out of boiling a kettle

Smiles all round at Deaf Golf Taster Session

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

Principality's BSL Week Raises Awareness

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

A range of sports recognised at Deaf Sports Personality of the Year 14

Gracing the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Deaf sports stars get the recognition they deserve

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

Speech to Text Widely Available

Easy to Use Speech to Text software comes as standard with the Apple Mac.

Attitudes Towards Sign Language Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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

Deaf Children to Benefit from Increased Investment

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

Committee Report Confirms Access to Work Failures

Finding Access to Work's approach to BSL highly regrettable, the DWP faces a challenge to make good on its anti Deaf approach

Seeing the Music

A quick look at a couple of apps that allow you to know what song is playing right now and also live subtitles of it!

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

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

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

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

Uber Taxis – A deaf friendly future for transport?

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

National Deaf Squash Championships 2015

Competing for national honours 14/15 February in Manchester

100 years ago Veditz envisioned the world of videophones

Deaf people solve problems and George Veditz, seemed to have solved the problem of the telephone for deaf people, 100 years ago.

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

Cardiff Hearing and Tinnitus Expo All Set For March

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

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

Pedius - Changing the Way I Use My Mobile

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

St David's Day, Welsh Tradition and BSL

St David's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and highlight traditional Welsh sign language

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

Deaf Ladies Reflection On International Women's Day

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

Total Eclipse Will Be A Wonderful Sight

Between 8.42 and 10.50 on Friday 20th March, Northern Europe will enjoy a rare solar eclipse

Deaf Swimmers Light Up Loughborough

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

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

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

Subtitles finally appearing on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video is finally providing subtitles on (some of) their streaming video.

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”.

Poop on the Politicians!

Fun new app lets you show your unhappiness with politicians by pooping on them!

Horse Riding - Exhilarating and Deaf Friendly

Learning to ride proved to be great fun and deaf friendly

Rome during an International weekend was just awesome

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

Braam Jordaan, Instrumental Deaf Film Producer and Human Rights Ambassador

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

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

Stevel Prakel is seeking reimbursement of interpreter costs and damages

Simeon Hart, Campaigning to be the first Deaf BSL user MP

Standing for election representing the Green Party, the Commons needs better Deaf awareness

Deaf Restauranteurs Thrive Through Approach To Communication

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

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

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

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

Sunderland Deaf AFC Manager Praises Players After Winning the Cup

Winning the England Deaf Football League Cup, Sunderland Deaf AFC win their first trophy

The General Election - A Brief Explanation

With the general election around the corner, here's a brief independent view of what it's all about

Defending champions head entry for 2015 National Deaf Tennis Championships

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

Chart showing what each political party stands for

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

Disabled website users vote 'none of the above'

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

Hap & Stace Launch Sign-Song YouTube channel

Seeing a rise in 'BSL' signed songs, I wanted to find out about the underlying motivation

Parenting a Deaf Child can be a Minefield

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

Conservative Win Should Not Be Green Light To Persecute Deaf People

Deaf people need nurturing so that they are empowered in life and in the work place

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

Mis-reading Australian Sign Language triggers offensive and ignorant derision

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

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

Deaf Youth Football Teams Crowned Champions at Final

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

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

Pedius: A Life-Changing Phone App for the Deaf

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

Deaf Youth Camp in N. Ireland July 2015

Organised by several Deaf organisations the Deaf Camp is available to 13-17 years olds from across the UK

Watch and Listen

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

BSL - Regional Variations - Respect and Knowledge of Linguistics

Proud of my regional signing identity, it is for the Deaf Community to decide if regional variation and linguistic rules should be dropped

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

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

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

Apple Watch - Deaf Friendly and Safer to use in public than my iPhone

Designed for hearing but bringing parity to deaf people, the Apple Watch exceeds expectations

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

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

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

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

Hidden Sugar: Just how much is in that biscuit?

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

Subtitles for Deaf Travellers - Is It Really Too Much To Ask

With only little snippets of progress, Deaf Travel still involves a lot of inequality

Ofcom - Some progress on Subtitles but Further Progress Needed

Report shows that subtitling by main TV channels has some way to go

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.

World Deaf Tennis Championships, Nottingham 20-26 July 2015

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

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

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

App Roundup - June 2015

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

GB Deaf Football Squad for the 2015 European Championships

Heading out to Hanover shortly, the young Deaf men are excited about the opportunity to represent their country

Great Britain Deaf Women Heading to Germany for Euro Champs

Taking place between the 14th and 27th June 2015, the GB team will face the best that Europe has to offer

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.

GB Deaf Football Top Their Group in Reaching the Quarter Finals

Drawn in a difficult group, the GB team now face Sweden in the quarter finals

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

Great Britain name World Deaf Tennis Championships squad

With the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in Nottingham, these Deaf athletes are taking part in making history

Great Britain Deaf Football Take Creditable Third Spot

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

The Safety Requirements Of Rope Climbing Make It More Deaf Friendly

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

NHS England Strive for New Standards for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Compliance with the new standards will give effective access to information that has previously been denied to the deaf community

Purley deaf tennis ace Jack Clifton earns USA college tennis scholarship

Up and coming Deaf Tennis star looks to inspire deaf youngsters

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

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

Deaf and hard of hearing people call for more accessible activities in new research

Research by UK Deaf Sport provides a platform to improve sports access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people across the UK

Access Bedford - Inviting Pedius and Others to Share Knowledge & Information

Sharing information to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bedford extends to visits from the Italians behind the Pedius app

Privately owned Deaf-led business continues to set high standards

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

Light at the end of the tunnel for a Deaf Friendly 999 system?

This week's report by Professor Stewart captures many of the issues the Deaf community have been arguing for, for years.

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

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

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

An interview with dedicated budding tennis star Jack Clifton

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

Cochlear Implants, Confidence and New Experiences

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

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

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

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

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

Wales Deaf Rugby reach into the Community

Open event is a great opportunity to come along and see what opportunities there are for you and deaf children

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

Deaf-Friendly Days Out

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

Shadow Sign Exhibition in Doncaster

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

Annual Lecture on Scotland's BSL Bill

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

Visually stimulating, the Vatican City is a must visit destination

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

Deaf Brit Working to Empower Deaf Jordanian Communities

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

Deafism - the Hidden and Never Talked About Discrimination

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

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

Deaf Unity’s National Lottery Funded, 'Motivating and Inspiring Young Deaf Learner's Project'

Addressing the academic needs of Deaf students, a mentoring programme is being developed

Commitment and Tenacity Supporting Uganda National Association of the Deaf

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

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!

Born Deaf and fighting for a chance in Cameroon?

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

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

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

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

Deaf and Self-Employed - Tell People How to Contact you

Deaf Friendly guide to help people contact you by building your own free website!

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

Deaf Travel to Iceland did not Disappoint

Pre-planned and with pre-booked excursions, Iceland provided a quite wonderful short vacation

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

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

England Deaf Rugby Taster Arranged with Exeter Deaf Academy

Deaf Rugby Event seeks to highlight opportunities for all deaf children

Deaf Education in Kenya….Not there yet!

Leading to poor socioeconomic outcomes for Deaf people, education in Kenya relies almost entirely on the oral method of teaching

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

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

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

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

An interview with Deaf Business Woman and BSL Teacher Sarah Lawrence

Shared aspirations and with a programme of action in mind.

Life saving flu information now available in BSL

Thanks to Public Health Wales BSL accessible information about the free flu vaccine is newly available to Deaf people for the first time

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.