Author: Jill Jones

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Meets

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) meets on Wednesday and Thursday this week to discuss the UK. DEX has already submitted written evidence in the form of 2 papers: In 2011 DEX was asked by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to submit its Shadow Report to the government’s response, and it was sent off that year. The Committee on the Rights of Disabled Persons asked for an update report in 2016 and we sent our published research paper, which found that BSL is a severely endangered language and how to support its revival. The BDA will give signed...

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Citizenship Course With the DEX Deaf Youth Council

We have a new project for a CITIZENSHIP course with the DEX Deaf Youth Council, starting in September 2017. Any deaf young people living within travelling distance to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, please Contact Us for more information or to register. The workshops will be held on the first Saturday of each month for one...

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How to Achieve Deaf Identity Development

HOW TO ACHIEVE DEAF IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT Writing about Deaf identity in a short article is almost impossible, but an attempt must be made as is a crucial part of each deaf child’s wellbeing. The term “Deaf identity” is often used in the Deaf community and is acknowledged by deaf adults as a good thing for deaf children to have. It must be hard for hearing people to grasp the importance of this concept, for a hearing cultural identity is acquired naturally from birth and is a major foundation for the psychological building blocks for children to develop their unique...

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A Good Read: Proud to be Deaf by Nick & Lilli Beese

This is a great read.  The following text is from a post, written by the authors, on The Limping Chicken: “The book is about our daughter Ava, who is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava also happens to be deaf – and she’s proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she’s bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people. In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the...

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