July 28, 2016

We were moved and saddened by the Channel 4 programme "999 What's Your ‪Emergency" which was aired on Thursday the 21st of July 2016, featuring Stuart, who was being ‪‎targeted and hounded because of his deafness.  http://bit.ly/2auFS76

Although he was eventually able to move home to a safer area nearer family and friends with the help of Social Services, it was disappointing to see that the Police did not attend with a Sign Language Interpreter, a...

July 21, 2016

Did you know that the deafness rate among children born with HIV is much higher than those without?

A 2012 study in America found that children who had contracted HIV before birth were three or four times more likely than their peers to suffer hearing loss before the age of 16.

The world’s highest rate of HIV occurs in Swaziland. There are 19,300 deaf children in this tiny African country – compared to 45,000 deaf children in the UK, which has a population m...

July 7, 2016

Why are you an ASL Interpreter?

I am an ASL Interpreter because Sign Language has always been my passion since I was 6 years old when I first saw it demonstrated by Linda on Sesame Street.  I was fascinated that this lady was using her hands to say something and this guy (Bob), was giving voice to that.  In my mind there was nothing more fascinating than this and this became my sole reason for watching the show.  The following year my aunt invited me to a ch...

July 7, 2016

Spurred on by research which tells us that poor access to primary care means that deaf people have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, the Signly team has been very focused these past few weeks on the Health sector.  We think that Signly can have an impact, and perhaps even a significant impact on addressing this problem, by converting essential information into BSL.

At confe...

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