Tagged: BSL

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Presentation: Why equality law and Deaf people don’t get on

Having recorded a practice-run of my presentation on ‘Why equality law and Deaf people don’t get on’, which I will be presenting at the University of Leicester’s Graduate Conference on 21 June 2016, I...

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Introducing Deaf Law

One of the primary aims of my PhD thesis is to introduce the concept of Deaf Law, developing some of the arguments linked to the Deaf Legal Theory put forward by Bryan and Emery1....

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Using inappropriately qualified SL interpreter was infringement of Article 6 of human rights

In Re R [2014] EWCC B41 (Fam), 14 March 2014, the County Court adjourned the local authority’s application for a care order because they had used an inappropriately qualified sign language interpreter during the...

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What is my PhD thesis about?

Can the official recognition of sign language offer a solution to the apparent conflict between disability law and Deaf identity, and if so, how? Why? It is well documented that the British Deaf community,...