Archive for Deaf

Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Clarifications and FOI requests

Hello again, everyone. Many thanks to all of you that read and commented on my last blog on Barbican’s access arrangements for Hamlet, either here or on Twitter. The blog generated a lot of discussion, mostly on twitter, and there are some interesting comments on the blog too. I’ll draw your attention to the comment from Alice, who is a wheelchair user and had an easier time getting tickets, which demonstrates some of the inequalities... 
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Love Film, Hate LOVEFiLM

Hello, this is my first ever blog, on any topic, so I’ll start by briefly introducing myself. My name is Matthew Palmer and I am 32 years old. This blog concerns my partner who is hard of hearing. She has reduced hearing in both ears. One of the ways we relax in the evening, is, like millions of people, watching a bit of TV or a film. So we would get the seven year old into bed, then have a quick look at the Sky TV guide. Now credit to Sky,... 
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All the Bells – what happens when London 2012 fails to add subtitles

Curious to find out what all this bell ringing lark was about that takes place at percisly 8.12 am on Friday 27th July 2012 is about I watched the video of Martin Creed talking about this in ALL THE BELLS on you tube. As with ALL of the videos produced by London 2012 and Cultural Olympipad this was another one that WASNT SUBTITLED. Being deaf I wanted to know what Martin was saying so I used You Tube’s automatic captioning facility (the CC button)... 
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How deaf people will be missing out on the Jubilee Celebrations this bank holiday

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Struck off by dentist for being deaf

Today at lunchtime I had a dental appointment at Stirchley Dental Practice in Telford. Two fillings have fallen out  at the back of my main front teeth and they need fixing. I’m writing this blog in tears after being told verbally by the receptionist that I’d been stuck off by the practice by by one of the partner Nicolas Shackleton and he had refused me a new appointment saying I was now no longer a patient. I have no doubt that my... 
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