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Why is paying for BSL/English Interpreters such an issue?

Summary: I’m asking why service providers find it so difficult to comply with their obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to make a reasonable adjustment by providing Deaf people with access to BSL/English...

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BSL Recognition

J asks the question: Have Deafies stopped being political now that BSL was recognised as a language in 2003, and think the work is finished (it???s not!)? I don’t think Deafies are apolitical just...

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Deaf People from Overseas Conference

I attended UKCoD?s Deaf People from Overseas Conference today with Sumita Paul from work. We learnt quite a few things and I thought I would tell you as well, raise some awareness of the...

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“I’m sorry, I’m deaf”

I’m Deaf right? I absolutely abhor it when people go “Oh, I’m sorry” when I tell them I’m Deaf. I tend to avoid telling people I’m Deaf unless I really have to. A case...