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Deaf identity and BSL

A few years ago, I “came out” to my family as a BSL user, and informed my parents that I wished they’d brought me up bilingually from an early age, rather than forcing me...

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Unity – is it possible?

BSL translation coming soon. Following on from Dennis’ post on The Talkie (albeit focused on unity within the Deaf community in the USA), it would be interesting to see whether unity can be achieved...

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Intellectual debate on Deaf issues

BSL translation coming soon. There has been a spate of posts on Deaf UK and individual blogs recently discussing audism. Erick Ketcham, an American Deafist ASL user, has recently joined Deaf UK, and has...

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£2.7million boost for BSL users in Wales

There has been a very positive development this week in Wales. The Welsh Assembly has pledged £2.7million to increase the number of BSL/English Interpreters in Wales. This is the press release: Up to £2.7m...