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Monday, August 1st, 2011
8:53 pm
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
10:07 pm
Has anyone here studied in the United States? I'd love to hear about your experience (what program you went through, college, whether you used accommodations or AT, etc) Thanks!
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
2:50 pm
Scam on the deaf involving Facebook
Perhaps this man has publicised his story that others may beware.
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
9:24 am
If you are in London, I recommend this play http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/tribes

Dialogues littered with intellectual wank of hearing bohemian middle class family who raised to keep their deaf son out of some stupid Deaf culture - until he meets his girlfriend who's part of 'D' culture.

It's a play about deafness, nuances of experiences of deaf growing up in hearing family, emotional pain of hearing going deaf (that was surprising, I never thought about this before).

a play that's actually not in ghetto disability theatre!

one minus: it had one small annoying stereotype - deaf must be OMG amazing at lipreading that's worth being employed by police to lipread mute secret video tapes of criminals, but this was meant to help to illustrate of how much guesswork our lipreading involves actually which can have dire consequence (not to reveal actual plot)
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
9:04 pm
Radio 4 play: A small piece of silence
I enjoyed this play. The central character is deaf.

I just went to iPlayer to find it again and it seems to have gone, or at least, I couldn't find it.

However, there is some information about the play here and there is a download link to a transcript (pdf) near the page.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
2:24 pm

Hi everyone,
I wonder if any of you could help me I'm currently in my 4th year at university doing my dissertation and for this i'm researching communication between deaf and hearing community specifically the problems deaf people may have and their participation in the deaf community, to do this i need quite a large number of deaf people to fill in a survey for me, I'm looking for a cross section of the deaf community the only criteria being that you are deaf. My Dissertation research is focussing on communication between deaf and hearing communities, specifically with what problems deaf people may have when try to communicate with hearing people and how factors such as age, sex, and communication method may affect this.

If anyone would like to help me my survey can be found here:


Thanks everyone :)
Saturday, October 17th, 2009
12:30 pm
O2 Text & Web
Up to the end of October, O2 are offering a Pay & Go tariff, £15 for unlimited Texts and Web (or £10 for unlimited texts)

Maybe better that a £35 a month iPhone contract?
Monday, October 12th, 2009
8:53 pm
Can anyone her tell me / describe to me / point me in the direction of a vid that can show me how to say 'I Love You' in British Sign Language?

Thank you very much.

(I know the ASL version)
Sunday, October 11th, 2009
1:48 pm
Register your mobile for Emergency SMS (999)
Register here

Then you can make emergency calls by txt.

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
7:29 pm
Has anyone tried any of the various versions of TalkbyText?

Does it work ok?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
3:57 pm
White Label Deaf Dating Site Opportunities

Dear Friend,

This is Brynn from Deafs.com. We would like to work with you setting up Dating Site for Deaf Singles with same interest.

We can set it up for you if you have strong interest in this field or work-at-home business. You can pick the name for your own deaf dating site, own the domain and brand. We take care of all the backend and engineering work, also customer service work.
Moreover, we will pay you $30 for each sale or $2 for each profile you drive to the site.
More info: http://af.Deafs.com.

If you are interested, please contact me at brynn.deafs@gmail.com.

Business Development

Saturday, February 7th, 2009
5:31 pm
Help needed please.
My uncle (in his 40's) is doing a project and I said I would try to find some peoples views.

I was wondering if anyone remembered 'Vision On' and if anyone could let me know their views about it. Did you enjoy it? Did you feel it worked well as a programme for Deaf and hearing children or not? Was there too little/too much signing?  Was there too little/too much lip reading?
Would it work as a children's programme today? etc etc.....

Thank you in advance for your comments.
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
9:15 pm
Subtitled programs on BBC iPlayer
I have only just discovered this collection of archived programmes

The Film Network films are good!

I found my old version of Firefox didn't work,  but IE with Real Player did.

The subtitles appeared in a lower pane & looked huge when full-screen!

Current Mood: pleased
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
2:34 pm
Hi there,

There's a group of us conducting a survey on captioning/ subtitles in the theatre, and we would love to have people fill in a short questionnaire of their experience(s).

Please note that this is open to Hearing, Hard of Hearing and Deaf people, from all countries and regardless of whether its been a good experience or bad.

We only ask that you have seen at least one captioned performance in a theatre, -no movies/films.

Fill out!

Thank you very much for your time, and please feel free to pass this on to anyone else you feel could contribute.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
10:35 pm
Unlimited txts to other O2 fones
O2 are doing an Unlimited Txts deal on Pay-as-you-Go.  You get unlimited txts to other O2 fones if u top up £10 a month.  Your credit carries over at the end of the month.
Monday, July 28th, 2008
10:36 pm
feedback/comments please!

I am in the process of completing an application for a competition called 'Realise Your Dream'.  This competition is to improve cultural relationships between Australia and the  UK in the creative industries.  My dream is to study the presence of sign language interpreters on UK music television programs, and then hopefully adopt a similar project in Australia
.  Details of the competition can be seen on this website:  http://www.realiseyourdream.org.au/ - the prize includes airfares to and from the UK, and the British Council will develop a work experience program for me in my chosen area.

As part of my application I have created an online portfolio of my work and achievements in sign-singing.  The portfolio can be viewed at http://signsinger.livejournal.com/ or </a></b></a>signsinger

I am seeking comments/feedback on my performances, and any thoughts or opinions on whether the need for language access to music exists for the Deaf community.  All comments, either negative or positive, are appreciated and will be of great help.  F
eel free to post your comments on the blog, or simply send me an email (signsinger@amnet.net.au) and I can publish your comments on your behalf.  In your comments, please indicate if you identify as Deaf/HoH/HI/hearing.  If you are hearing, please indicate your connection to the Deaf community and/or your interest in sign singing.

It would be appreciated if you could leave your comments by Thursday 31st July (this is when the application is due), however feel free to post comments after this date.

Any comments greatly appreciated!!

x-posted a few times.


Saturday, July 5th, 2008
12:41 pm
Nizlopi with BSL interpreter
It must be hard to sign their rapid rappy stuff,  but Elizabeth Parker does a beautiful job of sign-dance for Girls.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
7:36 pm
See Hear programs via iPlayer
You can view these programs with subtitles via iPlayer

The BBC suggests it will have subtitles more generally available for other programs via iPlayer this year
Monday, May 7th, 2007
12:22 pm
Does anyone know how to, or know someone who knows how to configure a dial-up modem to talk to a Minicom machine?

Does a Minicom use any of the standard character protocols?
Sunday, March 4th, 2007
3:36 pm
DVD - romantic thriller: Read My Lips
I can't remember another film where the main heroine is a hearing-aid wearer. In "Read My Lips" (Sur Mes Levres) by Jacques Audiard, the lead character office-worker Carla becomes involved with a criminal underworld through Paul who she employs to assist her. Her lip-reading skills of the French language are key to the plot.

It has some realistic touches: she turns down or removes her hearing-aids in noisey situations and you are treated to a bit of French sign language. To some extent, the soundtrack is used to portray what she hears.

113mins, Cert 15, English sub-titles, Pathe label.

Worth watching.
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