Those with disaster experience said they hadn’t received proper warnings, which led to confusion, helplessness and panic. There was a sense that ‘we always come last’.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
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Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
The Westminster government has not provided BSL interpreters at vital briefings.
The absence of BSL interpreters at daily briefings and patronising mask guidance have made a grim time even worse for some citizens.
Many Deaf people worldwide face inequalities when it comes to accessing health services and information. Our study of Deaf people in Wales shows what improvements still need to be made.
Limited contact between the first British Sign Language communities created dialects that are still in use today.
Sign and spoken language share the stage in a theatre production, with Deaf actors performing in their first language.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.
The latest proposed cuts to deaf education services just fuel the deaf community’s mistrust of the ‘hearing’ authorities that wield the axe.
Three Oscar-nominated films prominently featured characters using sign languages. It’s an important contribution to recognising Deaf culture and identity.
There is so much more to sign language than the hands, as interpreter Christine Dudley demonstrates.
Yes, sign language has grammar – and it goes way beyond what you do with your hands.
Kenyan Sign Language bridges the communication gap between the deaf and hearing.
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Effective communication in sign language between health workers and deaf patients enhances the provision of safe and effective health care.