Author: Jill Jones

The Aliko Lu YouTube Channel

Aliko Lu is one of the DDYC members and a Deaf vlogger. Here’s what she has to say about her YouTube channel: “I’m vlogging about my real life and attend to events.  I’m profoundly deaf and use British Sign Language to communicate.  I’m also a makeup artist and do makeup tutorials.” Visit her YouTube channel here. Here is one of Aliko’s...

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Deaf British Girl Makes Oscars Shortlist in Sign Language Film

A profoundly deaf six year-old girl from Swindon is heading for Hollywood after a film she starred in, designed to promote awareness around hearing impairment, was shortlisted for the Oscars. “When we tell Maisie about the message of the film, she simply says of course I can do anything.”  Father, Gilson Sly Maisie Sly plays a deaf girl struggling in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication via sign language, in The Silent Child. The 20-minute short has already won critical acclaim and awards at international film festivals. Read more...

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Channel 4’s Extraordinary Teens Documentary

Mary Hare Deaf school is the last bastion, hanging on grimly, of an era of cruelty to deaf children, as the vast majority of remaining deaf schools now use BSL-medium education. Whilst deaf peers and learning social skills are an important aspect of childhood, not learning about the world outside the deaf school, or giving unrealistic expectations constitutes institutional neglect. There is room for improvement in mainstream education for deaf children, but DEXperience is working hard to improve it by stipulating that : all deaf children attend a resourced mainstream school (with specialist provision); there is a significant group of...

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DEX visit Jon Trickett MP

Jon Trickett MP holds his surgery at the very smart Moorthorpe station which has its own cafe.  The door of his surgery gives a warm welcome to all his constituents. All the deaf young people were proud to stand by the...

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My Deaf Story Project Extended

Thanks again to the Heritage Lottery Fund which has agreed to extend our My Deaf Story project till next April. This means the DEX Deaf Youth Council can get involved in more Deaf cultural activities and more fun to...

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