The lack of opportunities to learn BSL is not just a deaf issue; in fact, the survey found young people without hearing impairments were actually more interested in BSL. Over 90% of young people saying they want the chance to learn this language is a demand that the Department for Education must respond to.
Photographer: Jack Offord It looks like in the next few years all of us who believe in human rights and peace will need to
The Sentencing Council has just published new guidelines for courts in England and Wales sentencing people convicted of dangerous
What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.
Ever since I was a child, I've met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community.
Why haven't we heard these stories? There's no doubt that Britain's deaf athletes suffer not only from the chronic lack of funding but also from the lower profile of the Deaflympics. I argued after last summer's games that the Paralympics were a missed opportunity for deaf athletes, but we've just seen another missed opportunity in the lack of coverage in mainstream media for these Deaflympics.