Author: Steve Gibson

DEX Newsletter – DEX Deaf Awareness Day 13th May 2017

DEX Deaf Awareness Day – 13th May 2017 Welcome to our third newsletter from Deaf Ex-mainstreamers Group (DEX). We are organising a Deaf Awareness Day to celebrate the nationwide Deaf Awareness Weekbetween 15th to 21st May 2017.  Our event will be on 13th May 2017 and this will be held at Hepworth Gallery at Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  The event opens from 11am to 4.30pm and entrance is free.  Held inside the auditorium, the gallery has splendid views over River Calder. Our event to support Deaf Awareness Week may be first of its kind to be promoted in the Yorkshire region. Click to read the full...

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Smartphone Video Training

Last Saturday, it was the DDYC’s third workshop on Smartphone Video Training and the Local Offer filming. Twelve Deaf young people came. In the morning session, the Deaf young people started throwing relevant questions on Giles Bowman, the trainer, on Data Allowance Limit in smartphones and the supplementary WIFI and remote cloud storage such as Goole Drive and iCloud. Giles answered back sufficiently enough to keep everyone happy. In the afternoon session, weighty matters came up with the need to apply for funding on Citizenship training and continuing from the previous workshop on making Local Offer videos. To gain...

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DEX Newsletter: DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 2

‘My Deaf Story’ Project  Discovering our deaf culture, identity and heritage Welcome to our second newsletter from Deaf Ex-mainstreamers Group (DEX). In this newsletter, we will be talking more about what DEX Deaf Young Council (DDYC) are doing. DDYC formed a few years ago with the aim of sharing views of our experiences in mainstream education and what organisations can do to improve the lives of deaf children in education. Our forthcoming theatre play in November will be our initiative to show how beneficial it is for deaf children to learn BSL at a young age.  Deaf young children...

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DEX Newsletter: DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 1

‘My Deaf Story Project – Discovering our deaf culture, identity and heritage’ Report from Project Manager   Steve Gibson I took over the project manager role from Sam Allen on 4th January 2016.  On the same day, I met up with Jill Jones and Sam.  At the meeting, Sam transferred all the paperwork and workload to me.  After Sam left, Jill and I went through what had been done and what was needed to do. I am grateful to both Jill and Sam for their information and support, mainly the former.  I have to say that it has been a steep...

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