Archive for ‘Real life stories’ Category

Deaf Role Model of the Month: Abdi Gas, Founder of Deaf Unity (Article/Interview)

Published: May 28th, 2020

Each month we invite an inspirational deaf role model to share their story and their best deaf tips. This month, founder of Deaf Unity Abdi Gas talks deaf education, sign language, and why he decided to set-up Deaf Unity.

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Dr Justine Durno – A Deaf Doctors Journey (Article/Interview)

Published: Mar 27th, 2020

  Transcript What was your experience of Further and Higher Education as a Deaf person?  I have two degrees (Anatomy then Medicine), and I did struggle more in the first one because I had just left a […]

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‘Putting myself in the driving seat’ – experience of a Deaf role model – Kim Hagen (Article/Interview)

Published: Dec 9th, 2019

What was your experience of Further and Higher Education as a person with hearing loss? I was diagnosed with moderate hearing loss as a toddler, but was not given hearing aids. Throughout primary and secondary […]

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Victoria Nelson: Managing Director and owner of Deaf4Deaf (Article/Interview)

Published: Nov 26th, 2019

Interview with Victoria Nelson: Managing Director and owner of Deaf4Deaf. Deaf4Deaf is a Deaf-led and Deaf-owned Confidential and Professional service (launched in June 2016) run by a team of 12 highly Qualified and BACP Registered […]

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An Interview with a US Deaf Role Model Sara Miller (Article/Interview)

Published: Oct 17th, 2019

We recently read a fascinating and insightful interview conducted by @trayce_stoenescu during Deaf Awareness Month 2019 for her IG page with @adventuresindeafed. The inspirational Deaf role model behind @adventuresindeafed is Sara Miller, a Deaf teacher […]

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Spotlight: Deaf Advocate – Louise Goldsmith (Article/Interview)

Published: Jun 3rd, 2019

Louise Goldsmith is a 24 year old award winning Deaf Advocate. She has a Bilateral Sensorineural hearing loss of a severe- profound nature. She won a regional ‘Action On Hearing Loss’ volunteer award in 2015 for her […]

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Dr. Julie McElroy A Journey to Empowerment (Article/Interview)

Published: May 29th, 2019

My name is Dr. Julie McElroy. I have mild Cerebral Palsy along with profound deafness, so I choose to wear hearing aids. Despite, or you may say ‘in light of’ my disabilities, I have risen […]

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Jacqui Beckford: An insight into an evolving Sign Language Interpreting Community (Article/Interview)

Published: May 14th, 2019

I have worked as a sign language interpreter for approximately 25 years on and off (pre and post qualification) as I raised my children and did work unrelated to the profession. One could say that […]

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Deaf Learner Paul Ntulila Graduates with distinction (Article/Interview)

Published: Apr 15th, 2019

In our first article entitled “Deaf learner, Paul beats all odds to be awarded a scholarship” on 11th October 2016, we mentioned that; “You may not know of Paul Ntulila, but in the deaf community […]

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A Journey Through Education: An Interview with Natalie Delgado-Grace (Article/Interview)

Published: Nov 23rd, 2018

Natalie Delgado-Grace is a Latinx Deaf ASL user, and English and Spanish speaker born to hearing parents from Ecuador. She was identified as hard-of-hearing at five years old, and had communication access growing up with […]

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