Articles & Interviews

Welcome to our Articles & Interviews section. Here you’ll find lots of deaf stories and articles on deafness and important goings-on within the community. Keep reading for handy deaf-related tips and advice, as well as interviews with inspirational individuals who have pursued exciting projects and careers. 

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Interview with cSeeker co-founder and DBA member, Guy Orlov

Interview with cSeeker co-founder and DBA member, Guy Orlov

Exclusive interview with deaf entrepreneur Guy Orlov who co-founded cSeeker and is now a member of the Deaf Business Academy. Find out his top tips for setting up your own business and how he’s supporting d/Deaf learners and graduates…

Filed in: Career, Community, Deaf Graduates, Deaf Learners, Education, Employment 1 Comment

Debunked: Top 8 myths about deafness you need to know

Debunked: Top 8 myths about deafness you need to know

With so many myths and misconceptions about deafness doing the rounds, it’s no wonder people misunderstand what it’s like to have hearing loss. In this article we debunk the 8 biggest falsehoods about deaf people…

Filed in: Deaf Awareness, Lip reading 1 Comment

Interview with signing choir, Hands 4 Voices member, Laura-Jayne Greene

Interview with signing choir, Hands 4 Voices member, Laura-Jayne Greene

Laura-Jayne Greene is a member of the Essex-based singing choir, Hands 4 Voices, which is a mixture of deaf, HoH and hearing members. Here we chat to her about the choir’s BSL performances, and how her time with the choir has helped her to feel proud of her deafness…

Filed in: BSL, Charity, Community, Deaf Awareness No Comments


Interview with Oxford University research assistant, Clare Halliday

Interview with Oxford University research assistant, Clare Halliday

Clare Halliday has been deaf from a young age, but she’s not let her hearing loss hold her back from pursuing her passion for science and landing a job at Oxford University. Here she shares her story, and how she’s learned to cope with the challenges deafness brings…

Filed in: Employment, Science 3 Comments

Deaf learner, Paul Ntulila beats all odds to be awarded a scholarship

Deaf learner, Paul Ntulila beats all odds to be awarded a scholarship

Paul Ntulila is the first deaf person in history to be awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study an Master of Science degree at Loughborough University in London. In this exclusive chat, Paul shares his passion for politics and using his influence and achievements to change the lives of deaf people…

Filed in: Business, Career, Deaf Awareness, Deaf Graduates, Employment 1 Comment

The Challenges of Being Deaf in the Workplace

The Challenges of Being Deaf in the Workplace

Deafness and open plan offices don’t usually mix. In this article Tamara talks about coping with hearing loss at work and the importance of deaf awareness for improving deaf people’s employment prospects…

Filed in: Career, Deaf Awareness, Deaf blogger 5 Comments


WECIL Joins Deaf Unity’s Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016

WECIL Joins Deaf Unity’s Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016

We’re proud to announce WECIL’s involvement in the Deaf & Disabilities Careers Fair 2016! In this interview we find out more about the charity and the ongoing support it provides the deaf and HoH…

Filed in: Career, Employment, Events No Comments

Interview with Ernst & Young – Equal Opportunity Employer

Interview with Ernst & Young – Equal Opportunity Employer

We’re proud to announce Ernst & Young will be attending the Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016, so we chat to them about their involvement and their initiatives to support deaf and disabled employees in the workplace…

Filed in: Career, Employment, Events No Comments

Improving Support for Deaf Employees

Improving Support for Deaf Employees

All employers have a ‘Duty of Care’ to make sure their employees are safe and happy in the workplace. However, this model often neglects the issues faced by d/Deaf and HoH employees who have differing cultural and linguistic identity. This can make communication with colleagues tricky, and can impact their success and fulfilment. Alasdair Grant investigates ways to overcome this…

Filed in: Career, Deaf Awareness, Employment 1 Comment


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