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David Cameron Conservative Party conference speech to unveil more cuts... here three Mirror readers write to PM on what life is really like for millions of struggling families

David Cameron Conservative Party conference speech to unveil more cuts... here three Mirror readers write to PM on what life is really like for millions of struggling families | Deaf Action | Scoop.it

Today's Mirror feature 3 great letters to the PM about #disability & benefit cuts

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Race for funds ahead of Deaf Olympics

Race for funds ahead of Deaf Olympics | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Read the latest Border stories, Race for funds ahead of Deaf Olympics on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Border news...
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We're hiring!

We're hiring! | Deaf Action | Scoop.it

You will be responsible for the overall management of a diverse portfolio of services delivered across Scotland and have a track record of managing performance against organisational and financial objectives, as well as in sustaining effective working relationships with external agencies.

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How will the special educational needs reforms affect Deaf children?

How will the special educational needs reforms affect Deaf children? | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
The Department for Education are now full steam ahead with the biggest shake up of the special educational needs framework in England for 30 years. Despite a recent ‘Next Steps’ update from the Dep...
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What is Web Accessibility? | Visual.ly

What is Web Accessibility? | Visual.ly | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Web accessibility is making multimedia and web content accessible to people with disabilities.
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Enabling communication is vital in families of deaf children

Enabling communication is vital in families of deaf children | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Charlie Swinbourne: Families need to learn to sign for the sake of their deaf children – yet they are often denied the chance...
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People with one kind of hearing loss show increased touch sensitivity | ScienceBlog.com

People with one kind of hearing loss show increased touch sensitivity | ScienceBlog.com | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
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British Library gives voice to Disability History Month 2011

British Library gives voice to Disability History Month 2011 | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
As part of UK Disability History Month, the British Library is making available a new online package of oral history interviews – Disability Voices– which charts the experiences of disabled peo...
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Social workers given guidance on inappropriate relationships with clients

Social workers given guidance on inappropriate relationships with clients | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Rise in misconduct cases prompts regulator to publish advice on professional boundaries for staff...
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The rhythm of life - How Dame Evelyn Glennie conquered the music world, despite being profoundly deaf since childhood

The rhythm of life - How Dame Evelyn Glennie conquered the music world, despite being profoundly deaf since childhood | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
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Access To Information And Services For People Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing (EDM2306)

Access To Information And Services For People Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing (EDM2306) | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Access To Information And Services For People Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing by Michael Crockart: That this House congratulates Deaf Action on its launch of SignVideo, an online interpreting service available throughout the UK; is concerned that...
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Signs of the times: Deaf people drop hand signals that use slanted eyes to describe the Chinese and a limp wrist for gays

Signs of the times: Deaf people drop hand signals that use slanted eyes to describe the Chinese and a limp wrist for gays | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Experts from the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL), based in London, have found that the way deaf people use sign language is changing.
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Deaf News: Deaf father-to-be refused a sign language interpreter for baby’s birth

Deaf News: Deaf father-to-be refused a sign language interpreter for baby’s birth | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
This is Hull and East Riding website has reported how Deaf actor Adam Bassett has been denied a sign language interpreter for the birth of his first child. According to the site: Adam Bassett, 31, ...
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EyeRing voice-activated augmented reality device for the blind

EyeRing voice-activated augmented reality device for the blind | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Technology has paved the way for new advances in the field of medicine. We’ve already seen apps such as the Busalert app and the Georgie Android app for the visually impaired.

   

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Deaf brain processes touch differently: Lacking sound input, the primary auditory cortex 'feels' touch

Deaf brain processes touch differently: Lacking sound input, the primary auditory cortex 'feels' touch | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to new research. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense -- in this case hearing -- affects brain development.
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Google Glasses patent hints at speech-to-text display for deaf users | Ars Technica

Google Glasses patent hints at speech-to-text display for deaf users | Ars Technica | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Could Google be working on a system to help #hardofhearing & #deaf users detect and interpret nearby sounds?

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Living outside the hearing world

Living outside the hearing world | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Cochlear implants offer some deaf people the chance to have a "sensation of sound". So why would deaf teenagers choose not to have it?
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Deafness Cognition & Language Research Centreevent explored the benefits of bilingualism in spoken & sign languages

EXCLUSIVE COMMENT: As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, the Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre (DCAL) hosted an event exploring the powerful benefits of bilingualism in spoken and sign languages - benefits that reach...
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Mental health services 'often inhumane'

Mental health services 'often inhumane' | Deaf Action | Scoop.it
Report for Mind charity calls for 'culture of service and hospitality' in place of dirty wards and lack of respect for patients...
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