Category Archives: Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Visual, Hearing, & Multi-Sensory impaired children


Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Sussex MP from Battle and Bexhill called Huw Merriman asked a very significant question about how the Government will respond to the needs for deaf children. The response from the Government was very … Continue reading

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British Sign Language Bill – second reading


It was fantastic that on Friday in the House of Commons the Bill was approved at its second reading. The author of the Bill is Rosie Cooper who is the Labour MP for West Lancashire and there were a significant … Continue reading

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Several Sussex MPs need to focus on Disability provision


Over the last few weeks an vital theme emerged from Parliament through the Conservative MP from Daventry who is one of the Ministers of State for the Department for Transport. Chris Heaton-Harris is part of a team who work under … Continue reading

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British Sign Language needs a public response


On Monday there was a response from Nick Gibb to a written question set out by Daisy Cooper who is the Liberal Democratic Education spokesperson. The question related to British Sign Language (BSL) in education settings. Although that question did … Continue reading

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Zoom and Shari Eberts deserve applause – can Team do it?


A person I have had the pleasure to connect with via social media is Shari Eberts who is an American person who campaigns for people like her who are deaf. My interest in connecting with Shari is because of the … Continue reading

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MPs in Parliament must use appropriate face masks appropriately


Earlier this week a couple of senior Parliamentary people referred to the wearing of face masks in the House of Commons. This followed the call at the beginning of the return to Parliament this year from the Speaker of the … Continue reading

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It is vital for Rotary to support Black Lives Matter


A few years ago I had the opportunity to work alongside Dave King on the theme of Hearing Loops. He was working for a charity called Hearing Link that had was developing loop up groups and that included groups in … Continue reading

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Do people with hearing loss get treated as a low priority?


I work for a company that designs and installs hearing loops in buildings for use by members of the public. We specialise in that area of work although we do a much wider range of installations that relate to audio … Continue reading

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Architects need to understand how magnetic fields operate


Over the last few days I have been working on two separate tender documents produced for completion by electrical contractors that required the involvement of a specialist design company as part of the process. The specialism is in the design … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2019


The focus today on deaf awareness week is related to youth and families. My own family is one that has had an extensive exposure to deafness. My sister was diagnosed with deafness when she was relatively young, before she left … Continue reading

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