Deaf News: BBC1’s Eastenders to introduce first deaf...
The Limping Chicken The BBC1 soap Eastenders is to introduce its first deaf character to Albert Square. The character, called Frankie, will be […]
Mon, Feb 24 2020 · 19 hours ago
Deaf News: Manchester Deaf Centre works on fully accessible...
The Limping Chicken The Manchester Deaf Centre is to work on a new touring festival which hopes to “set a standard” by having […]
Fri, Feb 21 2020
England to host the World Deaf Golf Championships this...
The Limping Chicken This August, England are hosting the World Deaf Golf Championship at Forest of Arden Golf Club in Birmingham. Prior to […]
Thu, Feb 20 2020
Juliet England: My deafie diary – part 7
The Limping Chicken Continuing Juliet’s experiences of daily life with a hearing loss. Friday 31 January To distract myself from Brexit Day misery, […]
Wed, Feb 19 2020
Dr Justine Durno delivers powerful speech in BSL at the...
The Limping Chicken Dr Justine Durno, who is a deaf BSL user, was recently invited to give a speech at the United Nations […]
Tue, Feb 18 2020
Carly Sygrove: Airport workers – please stop shouting
The Limping Chicken A friend of mine recently told me a story about how her elderly grandmother, who is in her eighties, had […]
Mon, Feb 17 2020
Juliet England: My deafie diary – part 6
The Limping Chicken Continuing Juliet’s experiences of daily life with a hearing loss. Wednesday 22 January A letter about my next CI appointments, […]
Thu, Feb 13 2020
Liam O’Dell: More research will help me better describe...
The Limping Chicken Tinnitus Awareness Week may have been and gone, but the ringing in my ear which can rob me of a […]
Wed, Feb 12 2020
Rebecca-Anne Withey: All year round accessible places of...
The Limping Chicken For those of us with children in school, the February half term holiday is almost upon us! I’ve been scouring […]
Tue, Feb 11 2020
Juliet England: Meet highly commended deaf apprentice Sam...
The Limping Chicken Electrician Sam Goodbody, 21, is urging other young people who, like him, have a hearing loss to follow his footsteps […]
Mon, Feb 10 2020
Living with microtia – Jasper’s story
The Limping Chicken When Jasper Hayes was born in April 2007 by emergency Caesarean, a midwife popped into the ward to tell his […]
Fri, Feb 07 2020
Liam O’Dell: Deafness and Beethoven discussed by deaf...
The Limping Chicken Inside a greyish rehearsal room in London’s Barbican Centre, Associate Music Director of Paraorchestra Lloyd Coleman comments on the general […]
Thu, Feb 06 2020
Annie Becker: What sign integrated theatre can offer deaf...
The Limping Chicken Accessible theatre sounds, well, boring. To me access sounds like a door and it may well be a glittery, revolving […]
Wed, Feb 05 2020
Deaf professionals should be at the frontline when film, TV...
The Limping Chicken There seems to be a growing interest in film, television and theatre featuring deaf characters. At the time of writing […]
Tue, Feb 04 2020
Heidi Flood: Why I want to learn to sign
The Limping Chicken As someone who has no deaf connections, it is all relatively unknown to me. I wanted to share with you, […]
Tue, Feb 04 2020
Carly Sygrove: The Roundtable Event on Tinnitus at the...
The Limping Chicken Tinnitus week runs from 3rd-9th February. Tinnitus affects one in eight people in the UK, yet there is currently no […]
Mon, Feb 03 2020
Liam O’Dell: Disability-friendly theatre on and off-stage...
The Limping Chicken To describe theatre as ‘refreshing’ probably sounds a bit bizarre, but it’s perhaps just one word to sum up Teenage Dick […]
Fri, Jan 31 2020
Juliet England: New signs to be created for Deaf astronomers
The Limping Chicken Deaf people are at risk of exclusion from some aspects of modern science, because advances are happening so quickly that […]
Thu, Jan 30 2020
NDCS launches campaign for cinema subtitles as 85% of deaf...
The Limping Chicken Thousands of deaf children across the UK are missing out on going to the cinema because films aren’t being shown […]
Wed, Jan 29 2020
Review: Jack and the 3 Panto Lands by InteGreat Community...
The Limping Chicken I was recently invited along to MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) in Birmingham to see the first ever pantomime, Jack and […]
Tue, Jan 28 2020
Paddy Ladd: Why you should see The Extraordinary Wall Of...
The Limping Chicken The arts have played an invaluable role in breaking down the walls of silence surrounding the oppression of minorities. But […]
Fri, Jan 24 2020
Deaf News: Deaf actress Nadia Nadarajah cast in lead role...
The Limping Chicken Deaf actress Nadia Nadarajah is to star as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra at the Shakespeare’s Globe, it has been announced. […]
Thu, Jan 23 2020
Teresa Garratty: How captions can get creative
The Limping Chicken Captions/subtitles are something most of us here are used to and something we couldn’t do without. Part of my job […]
Wed, Jan 22 2020
Meet: Hearns Sebuado, a professional dancer who doesn’t...
The Limping Chicken Hi Hearns, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a freelance dance artist and I was born […]
Tue, Jan 21 2020
Deaf News: ITV’s Coronation Street to introduce new...
The Limping Chicken ITV soap Coronation Street is to introduce a story around caring for a deaf child, it has been revealed. Parents Chesney […]
Fri, Jan 17 2020
Jo Hastings: The simple thing my daughter’s nursery did...
The Limping Chicken It truly is the simple things in life that make it a better place. Today I cried. I cried tears […]
Thu, Jan 16 2020
Royal aid: The Queen has taken to using a hearing aid
The Limping Chicken In all the glare of the media spotlight on the Harry and Meghan story, one less-reported royal tale may have […]
Wed, Jan 15 2020
Upon the Stair, a chilling theatre production, coming soon...
The Limping Chicken The Book of Darkness & Light in association with LittleMighty have launched their latest production, Upon the Stair. A thrilling […]
Tue, Jan 14 2020
Review: Midnight Movie at the Royal Court, starring Nadia...
The Limping Chicken Review by Donna Williams. Midnight Movie, a play written by Eve Leigh and directed by Rachel Bagshaw, ran at the […]
Fri, Jan 10 2020
Why smaller businesses should consider inclusivity to be an...
The Limping Chicken As a deaf person dealing with government funded services, most of the time when you request support you receive it. […]
Thu, Jan 09 2020
NHS ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign returns with accessible...
The Limping Chicken This winter, NHS England and NHS Improvement is relaunching its Winter Response ‘Help Us, Help You campaign’ to help the […]
Wed, Jan 08 2020
Juliet England: Diary of a cochlear implant journey –...
The Limping Chicken It’s one of those cold, clear and sunny December mornings, and I’m waiting outside my home to be picked up […]
Wed, Jan 08 2020
Liam O’Dell: Confronting the hearing aid taboo
The Limping Chicken Happy New Year to you all. As the clock struck midnight and I stumbled into a new decade, I’ve decided […]
Tue, Jan 07 2020
Juliet England: My deaf diary – part 5
The Limping Chicken Friday 06 December To my friend G’s piano teacher’s house for an evening of carol-singing and mulled wine. This is […]
Mon, Jan 06 2020
Merry Christmas from the Limping Chicken team!
The Limping Chicken Thank you to all our readers and supporters, plus everyone who has contributed to the site, from the writing team […]
Tue, Dec 24 2019
Christmas Poem: Colin Thomson’s ‘Odd One Out’ (with...
The Limping Chicken Watch Colin performing his poem in BSL below, or scroll down to read the poem in English. So this is Christmas […]
Tue, Dec 24 2019
Charlie Swinbourne: 12 ways to include deaf people at...
The Limping Chicken Christmas is a special time of year, but for deaf people, it can also be a tricky time, because we […]
Mon, Dec 23 2019
Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig on the BSL-integrated...
The Limping Chicken As sisters Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig bring their festive Christmas show to Shakespeare’s Globe, the pair talk to The Limping […]
Sat, Dec 21 2019
Liam O’Dell: Deaf people like me cannot bank on good...
The Limping Chicken Fully accessible financial services by 2020? I wouldn’t bank on it (sorry). Joking aside, I read the news last week that Lloyds […]
Fri, Dec 20 2019
Deaf News: Ofcom launches consultation into BSL-interpreted...
The Limping Chicken Ofcom has announced that it is looking into allowing deaf people to contact the emergency services in British Sign Language […]
Thu, Dec 19 2019
Rebecca-Anne Withey: Reflecting on 2019 and the release of...
The Limping Chicken Wow, what a year! 2019 has indeed been a busy year for The Limping Chicken with lots of news to […]
Wed, Dec 18 2019
Meet: Luke Christian, founder of fashion brand DEAF IDENTITY
The Limping Chicken “When you tell them you’re deaf and they still send a voice note.” I chuckled when I saw this quote, […]
Tue, Dec 17 2019
“Harriet has my hearing loss.” Meet: Samantha Baines,...
The Limping Chicken Buy Harriet Versus the Galaxy via Amazon here. Congratulations on the book! What was the inspiration for the character of Harriet? […]
Mon, Dec 16 2019
Juliet England: Introducing Relay UK, the ‘new’ hearing...
The Limping Chicken Having to speak to someone whose voice you don’t know can be incredibly daunting for anyone whose hearing is less […]
Fri, Dec 13 2019
Teresa Garratty: SignHealth bring awareness to Deaf...
The Limping Chicken You can view the films --- Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to work as 1st Assistant Director on […]
Thu, Dec 12 2019
Juliet England: My deaf diary – part 4
The Limping Chicken Saturday 16 November To London, for lunch with some (very, ho, ho) old mates I was at university with in […]
Tue, Dec 10 2019
Carly Sygrove: Grieving My Lost Sound
The Limping Chicken It has been just over three years since my sudden hearing loss, which left me profoundly deaf in my left […]
Mon, Dec 09 2019
Book Review: “Elsa and the Motmot” by Danielle...
The Limping Chicken Review by Rebecca-Anne Withey. Danielle Thompson-Ochoa is the only deaf person from the Caribbean to have written a book for […]
Thu, Dec 05 2019
Meet: Mo O’Brien, aiming become the first deaf person to...
The Limping Chicken Dubbed “the world’s toughest row”, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge starts in La Gomera in the Canary Islands and ends […]
Wed, Dec 04 2019
Chris Bradley: How I became a deaf guitarist
The Limping Chicken Over 10 years ago i saw that there were guitar lessons availlable at our local college at night school. I […]
Tue, Dec 03 2019
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