Cochlear Europe are also hiring.

Cochlear Europe are also hiring.

Do pass on the details to anyone who may be interested.

Thanks

http://tinyurl.com/pr454he

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Deafinitely Theatre are recruiting: BSL skills required.

Deafinitely Theatre are recruiting: BSL skills required.

Deafinitely Theatre are recruiting for a Project Manager and a Marketing Manager. Do you know someone who may be interested?

For both roles, you will have BSL Level 3 or equivalent. They are especially looking for Deaf applicants.

http://www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk/index.php?pid=42

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Trainers required for hearing dogs

Trainers required for hearing dogs

Hearing Dogs tweeted this morning that they need people to be puppy socialisers and help train their hearing dogs for the deaf. Are you interested? Or perhaps you know someone who might be?

Could you

  • look after a puppy in your home for up to a year?
  • introduce them to different people and experiences ahead of their career as a hearing dog?
  • teach them basic obedience?
  • attend regular puppy classes?

Would you

  • like the chance to meet new people?
  • like the chance to learn new skills in puppy behaviour and training?
  • like to help transform the life of a deaf person?

If so, puppy socialising could be perfect for you.

For more information, click here:

http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/what-we-do/our-puppies/puppy-socialising

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Warfield Fete: what will your contribution be?

Warfield Fete: what will your contribution be?

A date for your diaries! The Annual Warfield Village Fete is being held on Saturday 8 June.

The Warfield Fete is a community event which raises money for mainly local charities . There will Ferret racing, alpacas, hog roast, teas and beer tents , fine lunch at restaurant, silent auction, splat the rat, coconut shie, nine pin bowling, steel band, huge bouncy castles, roundabout, clowns, jubilee cars, lighting the jubilee Beacon. Also cake stands, plants, books, bric a brac, tombola, face painting, stocks, tug of war and many other interesting stalls and activities.

We’ll be going to raise money for BADHOGS. We’ll have two stalls; one will be a bring and buy table whilst the other will be a table for crafts (such as jewellery, cards, embroidery etc). Can you help us out? All donations very gratefully received!

Please let us know. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Memorial Ground, Warfield, RG42 6AE Berkshire RG42 6AE

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The List: influential people who have shaped disability in Britain today

The aim of The List is to highlight some of the many disabled people who make a difference in modern Britain.

As with other such indexes – the Power List of Britain’s most influential black people, the Independent On Sunday’s Pink List, and Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Power List – the idea is to rank people from a certain group in terms of their current influence within society.

To read more and see the full list, please visit:

http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2013/04/influence-index-test-post/

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Lions Club presentation: Monday 20 May 2013

Lions Club presentation: Monday 20 May 2013

Many thanks to Mike Mendy from the Bracknell Forest Lions Club for his interesting presentation at today’s meeting. To summarise, the Lions Club is part of an international, community focused movement.

Some fast facts:

  • Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. They have 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide.
  • Lions are everywhere. They’re men and women who are active in community projects in more than 207 countries and geographic areas.
  • Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness – it’s part of their history as well as their work today. But Lions also perform volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Who are the Bracknell Forest Lions Club?

Bracknell Lions club has been running since 1968. The smallest club in the district, they are proud of making a difference in the local area.

What do they do?

Funds are desperately needed to support the vital work Lions do. One relevant project they are working on is setting up a speech and hearing trust here in the UK; a worthwhile project that will require funding. The Lions Club find their time is taken up with fundraising, with all monies going directly to charitable causes. They are appealing for more local supporters to help rally their cause and raise much needed funds.

Why join?

Being a member of a Lions Club mean being part of a successful international community, and having friends all over the world. There are fantastic opportunities to travel, meet new people, be part of different committees and get more involved with local, national and international projects.

When do they meet?

Club meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 19:45 at:

Forest Park Community Centre

Horndean Road

Forest Park

Bracknell

Berkshire

RG12 0XU

The one-off joining fee is £16. 

For more information about the work they do, please visit the website:

http://www.bracknellforestlions.org.uk

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Monday morning humour:

Monday morning humour:

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of hearing people

This made me chuckle.

1. Overhearing things they aren’t even listening to

2. Correcting our pronunciation

3. Being too subtle

4. Faking sneezes

5. Looking away while communicating

6. When you go a bit deaf, pretending you don’t need hearing aids

7. Singing in tune

8. Not telling us your life story

9. Assuming

10. Shouting at us

Click here for the full post: http://limpingchicken.com/2013/05/20/charlie-swinbourne-the-10-incredibly-annoying-habits-of-hearing-people/

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“I am a different Gerry now to the Gerry I was when I left.”

“I am a different Gerry now to the Gerry I was when I left.”

“I am a different Gerry now to the Gerry I was when I left.” An interview with Deaf round-the-world sailor Gerry Hughes

Further to our earlier post, you can find the full interview with Gerry Hughes courtsey of LimpingChicken

http://limpingchicken.com/2013/05/15/gerry-hughes-interview/

 

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Sony’s Pioneering invention

Sony’s Pioneering invention

Pioneering invention from Sony gives the gift of permanent subtitles for deaf cinema patrons

This could well be the invention we’ve all been waiting for. Closed-captioning glasses for the cinema. Sound too good to be true? Here’s the scoop.

No more struggling to lipread or follow a film thanks to Sony’s Entertainment Access Glasses.

According to Sony, closed-caption viewing uses unique Sony holographic technology, which delivers bright, clear, and easy-to-read subtitles seemingly “in the air.” The system transmits closed-caption data from any DCI-compliant media server wirelessly to the glasses’ receiver box, and can be programmed to display subtitles in a choice of six languages.

A dream come true, this invention will transform the cinema experience for millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing cinema fans. Regal Cinemas plan to have distributed closed-captioning glasses to more than 6,000 theaters across the country by the end of May 2013.

For more information on this fascinating invention:

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/mkt-digitalcinema/resource.latest.bbsccms-assets-mkt-digicinema-latest-EntertainmentAccessGlasses.shtml

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Disintegration of BSL. What impact does this have on deaf people?

Disintegration of BSL. What impact does this have on deaf people?

Funding cuts has been a hot topic of discussion lately as we are all witnessing the knock on effects of diminishing services, such as rubbish collections and social services, from local councils. Spare a thought for those relying on BSL interpreters. Charity “Signature” estimate that, with a national shortage, there are now only 800 registered interpreters serving a population of 25,000 BSL speakers; a ratio that is set to fall even further as more government cuts filter through.

The Guardian covers this in more detail:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/13/deaf-people-linguistic-culture-disintegrate

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