Sign languages around the world
PDDCS News As a follow up to the post about the young PDDCS German signer winning the Signature National Award for completing British Sign Level 1 in only two months, here is a map of what is thought to be the sign languages used around the world. Source: [link]
Tue, Dec 10 2013
UScreen Awards Event 15th December 2013
PDDCS News The date for the UScreen Awards Event 15th December 2013 has been confirmed. On Sunday 15th December, at Pinewood Studios, UScreen will announce the winner and 2 runner ups for each catagory as well as the one film which will be the overall winner of the uSpark Awards. The students at Jack Hunt School sumbitted 4 clips, 3 of which were created by PDDCS members. Nee...
Fri, Nov 29 2013
One Mother's Diary: ¿Habla español?
PDDCS News The PDDCS invite you to read and enjoy the latest in our popular serialisation of One Mother's Diary. 10 ¿Habla --- --- grey weekend November 2013 Although the beginning of 2013 started in traumatic fashion with Calum’s implant operation and its subsequent side effects, with hindsight I can now see that although it was a problem it was just that: one...
Tue, Nov 26 2013
25th November: International Day for the Elimination of...
PDDCS News The United Nations observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. SignHealth, the Healthcare charity for Deaf people, operate a service called DeafHope UK. This is a service for Deaf women and their children who are experiencing, or are survivors of, domestic abuse. For further details about the service click hereDeafHop...
Mon, Nov 25 2013
Sign this petition and finally make LOVEFiLM take notice...
PDDCS News A new petition has been launched and its creating a fair bit of interest!The petition is asking LOVEFiLM to provide information about which of the films for rental have subtitles. At the moment, there is no way of knowing when you order a film if its going to have subtitles. Duff! And lots of on demand films or content by them isn't subtitled either which is pretty p...
Fri, Nov 22 2013
NDCS seeking new Youth Advisory Board members
PDDCS News "Are you 12-18 years old? Want to make things better for deaf young people?Are you fed up with doing the same old things?Want something interesting and new to get involved --- (NDCS Buzz)NDCS will be recruiting for their next Young People’s Advisory Board.Are you interested? Applications are open from Monday 2nd December – Friday 24th January...
Thu, Nov 21 2013
Online Lipreading practice resource
PDDCS News Gloria, the creator of the online lipreading practice resource [link] has shared with us how her website came about. To learn why, read on Hello I’m Gloria McGregor. I have had a severe hearing since my early thirties. I was a primary school teacher and losing most of my high frequency hearing meant that I could no longer hear what the children said. I lov...
Tue, Nov 19 2013
PDDCS Panto tickets available
PDDCS News There are still some tickets availableSee contact details belowSigned Performance 2013 Edited by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Mon, Nov 18 2013
PDDCS success at Signature Awards Evening 2013
PDDCS News Signature held their annual Awards Evening on Friday night. Three members of the PDDCS were nominated and achieved success in different categories. On behalf of the PDDCS we offer them our congratulations:Golofnira Zadran - National Young Learner of the Year 2013And this is why... Golofnira is 13 years old. She came to Jack Hunt School in 2012 from Germany with exce...
Mon, Nov 18 2013
New Deaf Adults Advocacy Services in Peterborough
PDDCS News The new Deaf Adults Advocacy Services in Peterborough service is operarting through the Cambridgeshire Deaf Association. For more information or to make a referral please contact Ruth Godden: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01223 411778 Fax: 01223 411701 Mob: 07902 281668
Thu, Nov 14 2013
Signature Awards 2013: Last chance to vote for...
PDDCS News Charity and leading awarding body for British Sign Language (BSL) - Signature - is urging the nation to vote for unsung heroes and community groups which are committed to creating a society which is accessible to deaf and deafblind people. Following a UK-wide search, the shortlist for the Community Spirit award in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards has been announced,...
Wed, Nov 13 2013
Peterborough Family Sign Course
PDDCS News NDCS Family Sign Language (FSL) course will be starting this Thursday (14th November 2013) at the PDDCS Toddler Group. The toddler group runs fortnightly. Toddler Group is run by parent Amy Casselden. The group is aimed at pre-school children and held at the Jigsaw Centre in Orton Malborne, Peterborough. It's a great opportunity to meet other parents who are ...
Wed, Nov 13 2013
'Our Health in Your Hands' Campaign
PDDCS News A new campaign, 'Our Health in Your Hands', has been launched explains that you have a right under law to have an interpreter in a healthcare setting like a hospital and a GP surgery when you need one.For further details [link]
Fri, Nov 08 2013
PDDCS Xmas Under 11 Event
PDDCS News Xmas Under 11s 2013 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Mon, Oct 21 2013
Deaf Friendly Football Coaching with Peterborough United
PDDCS News Come along to Deaf Friendly Football with Peterborough United and PDDCS every Monday in term time. It's at Jack Hunt School, for boys and girls and all ages and abilities. 7-8pm and free. Kids can play for fun and learn some footy skills or go for selection for the Peterborough United Youth Deaf team and play in matches against other teams and in national tournaments...
Tue, Oct 15 2013
PDDCS Skating Event
PDDCS News Skating Dec 2013 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Mon, Oct 14 2013
PDDCS Signed Performance 2013
PDDCS News Signed Performance 2013 Edited by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Fri, Oct 04 2013
PDDCS Event - Big Sky 2013
PDDCS News Big Sky 2013 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sun, Sep 29 2013
PDDCS September newsletter
PDDCS News There is the PDDCS September newsletter Newsletter Sept 2013 NE PDF by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Thu, Sep 26 2013
UCAS 'How-to guides' in BSL
PDDCS News [link] This month, as students enjoy the introductary weeks to University and colleges, UCAS (the UK's shared admissions service for higher education) have announced the launch of videos to help deaf students apply to university or college.Each video covers an individual part of the UCAS process including information for students with disabilities, how to app...
Wed, Sep 25 2013
Life & Deaf on this week's See Hear
PDDCS News Coverage of the recent Life & Deaf collaboration with Julia Donaldson, the Sign Good Morning campaign and their UK tour launch festival will be showing on BBC's See Hear tomorrow:BBC See Hear (series 33, episode 8)10.30am on BBC 2Wednesday 25th SeptemberThis episode will be available to watch on iPlayer for the next few months.Life & Deaf are reminding people ...
Tue, Sep 24 2013
uScreen inspirational film competition local entries
PDDCS News At the end of the last summer term, 14 young students from Jack Hunt School were given the opportunity to create and produce their own film for the uSreen film competition. uScreen were "looking for young filmmakers to tell stories about an inspirational person in their life who has ‘Sparked a Positive Shift’ and changed the way they think or behave. uScreen is...
Sat, Sep 21 2013
NDCS Get Creative Weekend (Music and Visual Arts),...
PDDCS News Check out the upcoming NDCS Get Creative Weekend (Music and Visual Arts), Cambridgeshire "If your child loves getting creative then this weekend is for them! They will: Take part in musical and visual arts activities, getting the opportunity to express themselves and build confidence Meet and work with a deaf artist (Damien Robinson) and musician (Ruth Montgomer...
Wed, Sep 11 2013
DEAF AWARENESS IN LOS ANGELES, AMERICA - Dean's personal...
PDDCS News Universal Studios DEAF AWARENESS IN LOS ANGELES, AMERICA. Los Angeles in America, the people are fantastic. I went on holiday for two weeks with my girlfriend who is also Deaf. Hire car is a must in LA.Great deaf awareness and I was very impressed with their services which they just do it simply with a smile. Not even once they look annoyed with Deaf like some ...
Sun, Sep 08 2013
Tips for parents of deaf children starting school
PDDCS News This week Andy posted on the limping chicken site his tips for parents of deaf children starting schoolIt’s that time of year again – back to school time. Yesterday I gave my boy an almost teary but fatherly thumbs up as he walked off down the road towards his new future as a secondary school pupil.Unlike the first day at primary school, kisses and cuddles are no ...
Thu, Sep 05 2013
The Changeling - One Mother's Diary
PDDCS News --- The latest in our popular serialisation of One Mother's Diary. 9 The Changeling Spring 2013 The blacksmith and his wife had been blessed with two beautiful girls but what the blacksmith really wished for was a son. So when the blacksmith’s wife announced that she was again with child there was much celebration amongst the small lakeside hamlet and much exp...
Sun, Sep 01 2013
Youth created iPhone app - Phrase Me
PDDCS News NDCSBuzz.org.uk Phrase Me is an app, created by 18 year old Adam from Antrim in Northern Ireland. "The new iPhone app has been created for deaf and hard of hearing people to help them communicate with hearing people more easily. The app works by displaying phrases or sentences of your choice on a large text display for other people to read. Users can save the phras...
Wed, Aug 28 2013
British Sign Language and subtitled guide to the UN...
PDDCS News Equality and Human Rights Commission previously produced a British Sign Language and subtitled guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. For the young readers who have not seen it yet...
Fri, Aug 09 2013
Supporting Deaf People to Play Squash
PDDCS News Last week Squashsite365 posted the following news: "Deaf people will soon have more opportunities to play squash, as a new resource is launched to pave the way to make the game more accessible. The guide, Deaf-Friendly Squash, is the first of its kind and has been produced by England Squash &Racketball (ESR) in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Socie...
Fri, Jul 26 2013
PDDCS members receive Peterborough Telegraph Awards
PDDCS News Last week, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph held their Education Awards. Local people are invited to nominate worthy canditates and the PDDCS is pleased to share the news that two youth members this year were recognised for their achievements. A summary of their nominations are below. Well done! Chloe Peacock was also nominated in this category as despite many co...
Thu, Jul 25 2013
Music and Deaf concert
PDDCS News Earlier this month the children and young adults from the local Music and the Deaf group performed their summer concert at Jack Hunt School. The group have been playing together one Saturday a month since late 2012. Parents and any audience members were always involved in any Samba sessions. A great effort by a hard working group.
Wed, Jul 24 2013
Contact a Family volunteer
PDDCS News Contact a Family; a charity for families of disabled people, are seeking a volunteer representative for the Cambridgeshire area. For further details contact Adele Meader - Volunteer Reps and Local Groups Manager email@example.com Office: 01799 543043 Mobile: 07503890190 Advertisement for Vol Reps Poster Cambridgeshire by Peterborough and Di...
Tue, Jul 23 2013
Reminder: Technology workshop for parents
PDDCS News Reminder!!! Action on Hearing Loss will be hosting a Technology Workshop for parents of deaf children on Thursday 25th July from 10.30-11.30am. See further details belowThe NDCS will also be present to explain how families can access their one month technology loan service.
Tue, Jul 23 2013
Life and Deaf invite
PDDCS News The Life and Deaf Team invite supporters to come along and well them home from their UK tour. Wednesday 24th July from 2-4pm in General Gordon Square, Woolwich. Invite to End of Tour in Woolwich 24th July 2013 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sun, Jul 21 2013
The Little Promise
PDDCS News A short film from Hong Kong - The Little Promise - is a 15 minute film, designed for children, showing until Friday 26th July on BBC iplayer. "Jack is embarrassed by his dad who is deaf and signs. But a little promise teaches him how to stand up for what is right." [link]
Sun, Jul 21 2013
Budding Deaf Artist
PDDCS News Chyanne, a PDDCS member, has completed her A level studies. She is keen to pursue her passion for Art and start her own little business. To learn more about 'Chyanne's art' contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her blog [link]
Sun, Jul 21 2013
Cycle security coding events - Peterborough
PDDCS News Protect your bicycle from theft this summer: Cycle Marking Events July 2013 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Fri, Jul 19 2013
Deaflympics 2013: Watch the BSLBT video profiles of...
PDDCS News BSLBT - BSL zone The 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria start next week Click here to watch the BSLBT video profiles of Britain's Deaf athletes
Thu, Jul 18 2013
PDDCS resident poet is back
PDDCS News Imran, the PDDCS resident teenage poet is back.Imran welcomes feedback. Let him know your thoughts Just the Smell of the Summer Make Me Fall in Love
Wed, Jul 17 2013
Imran's news column for young readers
PDDCS News Last year Imran wrote some poetry and shared them with PDDCS readers. This year Imran wishes to share his first news article on a topic he feels is close to the hearts of young deaf people....celebrities .Read it here Imran's News Column by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Mon, Jul 15 2013
Support Chelsea's Ears and win loads of cool stuff too ..
PDDCS News Local deaf child, Chelsea, was born 15-weeks prematurely and spent the first four-months of her life in intensive care. She's had heart surgery, takes loads of medicines and had two cochlear implants. Her Dad, Stephen Compton-Cook, has launched an appeal to buy waterproof cochlear implant processors to enable Chelsea to hear in wet conditions. "This type of...
Sun, Jul 14 2013
Tea and a Sign chat Cambridge
PDDCS News Out and about in Cambridge on Saturday 20th then feel free to come along to Waterstone’s café for some BSL chat.
Sat, Jul 13 2013
tickets and passes through local charities for disabled...
PDDCS News Peterborough City Council (PCC) Children's Commissioning had £12,000 available to provide a short break wrap around service to provide families with tickets and passes to local leisure activities. The passes are for families in The City of Peterborough with Children and Young People aged between 0 and 19 who are eligible under the current short breaks criteria.Local ...
Fri, Jul 12 2013
Technology Workshop for Parents
PDDCS News Following the recent NDCS listening bus visit, students have expressed an interest in a range of equipment. To help inform parents of the equipment available, Action on Hearing Loss will be hosting a Technology Workshop for parents of deaf children on Thursday 25th July from 10.30-11.30am.The NDCS will also be present to explain how families can access their one month...
Fri, Jul 12 2013
Sign2Sing 2013 Guinness Record Breakers
PDDCS News sign2sing 2013 It’s official - Guinness say we are Record Breakers again! Earlier this year members of the PDDCS and adults from the local deaf community joined the students at Jack Hunt School for the Sign2Sing event. Guinness have confirmed Sign Health's new Guinness World Record of the most people performing sign language simultaneously to the same song...
Thu, Jul 11 2013
PDDCS Drummer boy's impro piece
PDDCS News Earlier this month, William and his dad went to see the Graece's production of Iron Man in Ipswich. In addition to viewing a great show, they was fortunate enough to have lunch with Stephen Collins, the lead actor in Iron Man. To see the outcome of William's request 'to have a bash on the drums' with a trumpet player joining in, check out the video below. A cool ...
Tue, Jul 09 2013
Life and Deaf - Include me in the world - UK Launch tour
PDDCS News Reminder from Life & Deaf: Dear Life & Deaf supporters, Please join us tomorrow afternoon (8th July) from 12-4pm for our UK tour launch festival! The event will take place in the stunning grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich (just next to the Cutty Sark ship). There will be interactive games and activities and a fun photo booth as well as film scree...
Sun, Jul 07 2013
Driving Theory resource for deaf learners
PDDCS News A DVD to help Deaf learner drivers understand the Theory Test questions has been created. "The Theory Test Extra DVD is fully signed by two Deaf teachers of BSL. This DVD is a direct translation of the Theory Test Extra book published by the Driving Standards Agency. This DVD is also the only resource available to Deaf people learning to drive." Copies retail norma...
Sun, Jul 07 2013
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