July 24, 2017

Signly Innovation at Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre wins at 2017 Jodi Awards Ceremony

Revolutionary new app unlocks cultural venues for d/Deaf people

Signly, an app created for d/Deaf British Sign Language users in collaboration with the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, has won the prestigious Jodi Award 2017. Winners were chosen from a shortlist of museums, galleries, archives, libraries and heritage sites that make best use of technology to widen acc...

June 14, 2016

As with people from all walks of life, deaf society enjoys many different social and cultural structures. It is only relatively recently that these unique approaches and conventions have begun to be explored and understood. As we strive to learn from and accommodate the deaf community, these all-important memes have become part of the way we communicate with and recognise the choices of deaf people and those with hearing loss.

One area that we still have a l...

May 4, 2016

Tell us about yourself

 

I am 30 years old and severely dyslexic, I have not let this get in my way. In fact I love being that little bit different. I am a from a single parent Deaf family where the primary language is spoken English however there is a great pride for Deaf culture and identity and when I was growing up I was introduced to SSE as a communication method and lapped it up. I was signed to before speech. The visual nature became a much easier way...

March 30, 2016

This month we had an interview with Chloe, aged 14, who came into our office to do some work experience for a day. 

 

Why did you choose Deafax for your work experience?

 

"I chose Deafax over other places as I thought it would be more interesting and different to the other jobs available."

 

Had you had any experience of Deafness before coming here?

 

"No, none at all."

 

What is the biggest thing you’ve learnt about Deafness?

 

"I have been working on Excel today and...

March 30, 2016

 Our volunteer Will accompanied Rubbena, our lead trainer, to teach Deaf children Emotional Wellbeing and Visual Music; here is a bit about his experience:

 

"I’m a musician and volunteer at Deafax. Last week I went with our lead trainer, Rubbena, to help teach Deaf children, aged 9 upwards, about rhythm in music and how to write their own rhythm compositions. I’m hearing and don’t sign (although I am about to learn), and I found interacting with these childr...

March 2, 2016

Date

Saturday 12th March

 

Time
Signed talks at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 1.00pm

Signed storytelling at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

 

Event

Come along and enjoy a fun family event at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. 

 

Swishwiffling signed stories for all ages, deaf and hearing visitors: BSL signed talks about Roald Dahl’s life and stories, and signed storytelling from Revolting Rhymes through the day. http://bit.ly/1T6xjPx

 

The mu...

February 5, 2016

 The call from the BBC came in the middle of Saturday afternoon.  They had seen the footage about Signly by their colleagues at BBC South a few days earlier, and now wanted someone to be interviewed, the following day, live on the sofa, for BBC Breakfast and maybe BBC News.

 

It was then a mad panic to see who from the Signly partners was available to drop everythi

 

ng and head up to Salford – L.S.Lowry country – in time for the first interview at 07:20, ideal...

February 1, 2016

 

Why did you become an interpreter?

 

“I felt it was the right time for me to make a career change – I was an engineer and was getting fed up with working outside in the cold and wet!”

 

What did you have to do to become an interpreter?

 

“Well I had to become qualified and it was quite a lengthy process.   I studied my Level 1 and Level 2 at evening school, followed by a pre Level 3 course which gave you all the tools to be able to go out into the world and coll...

January 27, 2016

We have just completed our ‘What's Happening to Me?  Project, which was delivered entirely in Scotland. It was supported with grants from The Robertson Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust.  

 

Our lead Trainer, Rubbena, took on four separate ‘roadshows’ throughout Scotland delivering face-to-face workshops to 71 young deaf people/adults (including parents) as well as attending the British Association for Teachers of the Deaf Con...

January 4, 2016

 

It is all over the news and being mentioned by politicians, CEOP and other safe-guarding agencies but what is the prevention agenda and how can we meet it?

 

One of the key points is that terrorist groups tend to target people who are on the edge, marginalised and vulnerable providing them with the opportunity to become included and powerful. We know that exploring ideas, developing a sense of identity and forming opinions are a normal part of growing up, ye...

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