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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 7 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 1 Comment

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 2 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go To The Deaf & Disabilities Careers Fair

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go To The Deaf & Disabilities Careers Fair

Please note, the Deaf and Disabilities Careers 2016 has been and gone. If you’re looking for careers advice, please visit our Careers section, or take a look at our jobs page for the latest vacancies.  If there’s […]

Filed in: Career, Deaf Graduates, Jobs No Comments

Interview with Lipreading Teacher, Barrie Wickens

Interview with Lipreading Teacher, Barrie Wickens

Lipreading is a great skill to have if you are deaf or HoH and it’s something we all do naturally to help with communication. Lipreading teacher, Barrie Wickens tells us about the benefits of taking classes, and how to find one near you…

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