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...

August 3, 2016

The roadshow in Scotland is happening again thanks to fresh funding from The Agnes Hunter Trust. This year we will be extending our Life Control project across the border and Rubbena and her team are providing deaf people in Scotland with a wide range of training, including Sexual Health, our new Prevent 2 Be Safe anti-terrorism training and the promotion of our Signly app.

One in six of the British population has some form of deafness. In Scotland this equa...

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 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...