Author: Jill Jones

Why Some People Turned Down a “Medical Miracle”

Cochlear implants are touted as a medical miracle — and for some people, they do work wonders. For others, however, the implants can cause more harm than good. Five years ago, a deaf woman named Sloan Churman decided to film herself at the moment she activated her new cochlear implant — the surgically implanted device that helps deaf people perceive sounds. “29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time!” she wrote as a caption, when she uploaded the clip to Youtube. That video has now been viewed more than 26 million times. The viral reach of Churman’s story is...

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BSL Week – The BSL Alphabet

Wakefield College are celebrating BSL Week! Join our Sign Language Interpreters, Jenny and Tom, as they teach you a new sign every day throughout the week. This week, we’re learning the BSL alphabet. Why not have a try...

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Dex Deaf Awareness Day

DEX and the DEX Deaf Youth Council is holding an exhibition on 13 May 2017 at the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield – 11 to 4.00pm. Do come along for a fun and interesting day – to look at the Hepworth’s beautiful setting, sculptures and paintings, and to see Deaf artists’ work, learn more about DEX and the DDYC’s many achievements. Please can you share this poster, designed by Arsalan, one of our talented DDYC members, to everyone who is interested in Deaf cultural...

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