July 18, 2019

DEAFAX, GOALS4LIFE www.goals4life.org.uk  & AACT www.aact.org.uk have all become partners with the UNIVERSITY OF READING in a major Leverhulme Trust funded research and development project entitled:

Access and Higher Education: Inclusive Online Learning for Deaf Students

Universities traditionally place much emphasis on text based learning and assessment, access demanding high levels of literacy and the acquisition of technical and abstract vocabulary. Deaf s...

January 25, 2018

7th December 2017 Signly wins yet another award!

This time the 2017 Financial Inclusion Awards’ in recognition of our innovation within banking and financial services. 


In a sector first, Lloyds Banking Group has introduced the innovative and unique Signly technology, providing the opportunity to improve financial capability and ensure that their customers receive and understand the information they need. Using the Signly app, deaf or hearing-impaired c...

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...

October 10, 2016

Network Rail has launched new smartphone app Signly Network Rail, which will aid the 1 in 6 deaf people who live in the UK have access to a range of information that will help them to cross the railway with confidence. The launch forms part of a new campaign by Network Rail which aims to target those who may have a visual, hearing or mobility impairment.

Signly Network Rail is available, for free on Apple and android and works much like a QR-code where smart...

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 24, 2016

 Don't forget it is Sexual Health

Week from 12th - 18th September!

Although some young deaf people learn about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at school, this training isn't consistent and is often just biological, which means infections may not even be discussed.

In 2015, there were more than 435,000 STI diagnoses in England, and rates across the UK remain high compared to other countries in western Europe.

The Family Planning Association (FPA) ha...

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 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...

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