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A Message from Dr Justine Durno and Deaf Unity – COVID 19 Resources (News Item)

Published: Apr 14th, 2020

Transcript Below: At a time when coronavirus is spreading, making lots of people ill and killing some, there is also lots of information and gossip being passed around which can feel distressing and overwhelming. It […]

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Deaf Futures Conference 2020 (News Item)

Published: Jan 31st, 2020

This Conference has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic and we are looking into ways to run it online in the near future. Please check back for updates. Shining a light on Employment, Education […]

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International Sign Language…? (News Item)

Published: Sep 24th, 2019

“Why aren’t all sign languages the same?”   ‌“It would be easier if everyone signed the same language”   ‌“Oh good, there is an international sign language” Reading through social media this week, these are […]

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To pay or not to pay – BSL Courses (Article/Interview)

Published: Aug 1st, 2019

Look! Look! Look! Have you seen the Instagram posts? The Facebook memes? The YouTube videos? BSL is the ‘new trend’ in language learning, according to some. That statement in itself has caused a lot of […]

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Deaf Spaces in the Workplace conference in York St John University (News Item)

Published: Apr 1st, 2019

On Saturday 23 February 2019, over 80 people came to York St John University ( (YSJU), in York, to watch four signing deaf academics present their research findings about deaf people in the workplace. The […]

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Deaf Learner Spotlight: From the UAE to USA – studying overseas – Zayed Hamad Al Tamimi (News Item)

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

We have the pleasure of introducing a friend of Deaf Unity – Zayed Hamad Altamimi – who wanted to share his experience of being a Deaf Learner in the USA. Originally from the UAE, Zayed […]

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A report on Somali Sign Language and the Somali Deaf Community (News Item)

Published: Aug 3rd, 2018

Amidst the backdrop of war, oppression, struggle, victory, human rights and the rest that makes up the tapestry of Somalia, there is one group for whom the journey into the light is just beginning. Much […]

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Deaf Perspectives on the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Implications for the Saudi Deaf community and how it can be used to empower the Deaf (News Item)

Published: Jul 20th, 2018

The Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 was announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on April 25, 2016. It is a long-term plan for social, economic and educational reforms for the country. He has explicitly pinpointed […]

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What it Means to be Deaf: A Latinx Perspective (News Item)

Published: Jul 13th, 2018

When I was five years old, my parents found out I needed hearing aids. They weren’t told I was deaf, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing impaired, or any other label or form of identity. They were simply […]

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Hamza Shaikh – Challenges in Higher Education (News Item)

Published: Mar 14th, 2018

We would like to introduce everyone to a friend of Deaf Unity: Hamza Shaikh. Here he tells us more about himself, the challenges he has faced in Higher Education and his successes as a motivated […]

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