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VICTORY – BBC RED BUTTON TELETEXT SERVICE SAVED FROM SWITCH OFF

PRESS RELEASE The BBC Red Button Teletext Service has been saved from switch off after the NFBUK and British Deaf Association handed in a petition to the Director General of the BBC Lord Hall and to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street on Monday 27th January 2020. The petition is backed by […]

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PRESS RELEASE

Friday, 24 January 2020 Alliance of deaf charities condemns treatment of deaf inmates in prison The coalition of deaf charities, the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) is seeking urgent action by prison service to improve their treatment of deaf inmates following a shocking new report. In an article report on deaths in custody by the […]

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Video Relay Service – VRS For All & 24/7 – Scotland

  A great step forward for the the Deaf BSL Community in Scotland as on the 1st of June Contact Scotland BSL & Scottish Government/Health announced they are now VRS for all & 24/7! Deaf / deafblind British Sign Language users and hearing people can now call each other instantly via an online BSL interpreter. […]

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‘1 in 6’ posters created by City College Norwich Student

Photography student’s thought-provoking poster campaign for Deaf Awareness Week Karolina Michalik, a photography student at City College Norwich, has used her camera and editing skills to produce a series of thought-provoking posters that will be exhibited in the college during Deaf Awareness Week (6th – 12th May, 2019). Twenty-year-old Karolina, from Watton, has titled the […]

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City College Norwich create Sign Language Glossary

Press Release Sign language glossary to help promote deaf awareness at City College Norwich More than 50 staff at City College Norwich have collaborated to create a British Sign Language (BSL) awareness glossary which will be launched at the college during Deaf Awareness Week (6th – 12th May 2019). Over 250 signs have been individually […]

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Action on Hearing Loss appoints Mark Atkinson as Chief Executive

National charity Action on Hearing Loss has appointed Mark Atkinson as its new Chief Executive following Paul Breckell’s departure. Mark, currently Chief Executive at Scope will join the UK’s largest charity for people living with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss later in 2018, taking over from the Interim Chief Executive Mike O’Connor. Further details are […]

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Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2018 Aldi Stores Limited pledges support to Deaf Awareness Week Aldi Stores Limited supported Deaf Awareness Week, a UK-wide campaign by charity UK Council on Deafness which took place 14th – 20th May. ‘Deaf Awareness Week’ is an annual event primarily owned and promoted by the UK Council on Deafness […]

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Press Release

We are pleased to see that the Department of Work and Pensions has decided to significantly raise the Access to Work cap. This will help deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) to access the communication support so vital to enabling them to thrive and succeed in the workplace. The increase in […]

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House of Commons – Petition Debate

House of Commons first: live simultaneous BSL interpretation for petition debate On Monday 5 March there will be a petition debate on making BSL part of the National Curriculum. The debate will be in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm. For the first time, live in-picture interpretation for people watching live online will be available and a subtitled version […]

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AN EXCITING NEW ERA FOR ACTION DEAFNESS!

WE ARE MOVING! Action Deafness (AD) is moving to a new office base in Loughborough! Deaf-led Action Deafness (one of the top 10 Deaf organisations in the UK) is now fit and ready to capitalise on facilities provided at the Advanced Technology & Innovation Centre (ATIC) at Loughborough University to support the next phase of […]

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