December 30, 2015

 

This is the second and final part of Sally’s story (read part one here). 

 

Profoundly deaf and seriously naive, Sally fell pregnant at 17 hardly knowing what was happening to her.  Now, 20 years later, she reflects on how this experience affected her parenting, and passes on a few words of wisdom!

 

Sally was determined that a lack of information and, even more importantly, the inability to discuss things at home in an open manner was not going to take her ch...

December 29, 2015

 

There’s a quiet revolutions going on under our noses in health centres, hospitals and clinics all over the country.  It goes by the exciting title of the “Accessible Information Standard” and, in essence, it promises that anyone who has a particular communication need will be able to get health information and advice in the best format for them, by the end of July 2016.

 

That’s right - if you need letters in braille or large print, that’s how you will get t...

December 10, 2015

Revolutionary new app unlocks cultural venues for deaf people

A unique app is unlocking cultural venues for deaf people – starting with the world of master storyteller Roald Dahl.

Sign language is the preferred language for many deaf people, and the Signly app, now in use at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, delivers smart signed content directly to the user’s device. The visitor simply opens the app and points it at a Signly logo to play the relevant v...

December 8, 2015

It’s been a really exciting time since our new app ‘Signly’ was launched on Monday.  Calls and messages from broadcast and print media wanting to do pieces, bloggers keen to share their opinions, and friends in the deaf community saying how delighted they are that the app is now out there!

 

Signly is a free app (Apple and Android).  It sits on your own smartphone or tablet.  The first place it's up and running is the excellent and pioneering Roald Dahl museu...

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