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...

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...

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 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...

December 29, 2015

 

There’s a quiet revolutions going on under our noses in health centres, hospitals and clinics all over the country.  It goes by the exciting title of the “Accessible Information Standard” and, in essence, it promises that anyone who has a particular communication need will be able to get health information and advice in the best format for them, by the end of July 2016.

 

That’s right - if you need letters in braille or large print, that’s how you will get t...

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