October 3, 2016

Over the past few weeks, Deafax has had the pleasure of working with fellow tenant at the Clare Charity Centre where we have our Head Office, Richard Carr of Bucks TV, down in the basement studio, on a range of projects where we’ve used interpreters, translators and native users of British Sign Language (BSL).  It’s been a real education for everyone, so we thought we’d share what we’ve learned.

First of all there’s the debate about interpreters and translat...

August 31, 2016

Today we interview one of our team members Tracey, who is a native user of BSL.

1. Can you tell us a little about what life is like in a Deaf family?

I grew up in a very small family and we are very close. Growing up in a deaf family is normal to me, I don’t feel any different just because my parents are deaf. We all communicate using sign language and my sister and I haven't faced any barriers within the family . We always enjoy being with our parents and th...

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 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...

May 2, 2016

 

 

You may have missed it, but the Department for Education (DfE) issued a press release recently welcoming the fact that qualifications in 12 community languages, ranging from Arabic and Bengali to Polish and Urdu, have been saved (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/community-languages-saved-to-ensure-diverse-curriculum-continues). It means that young people will still be able to take GCSEs and A levels in these languages, recognising how important these sk...

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