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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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Is the job centre failing it’s Deaf clients?

If you read the post  about Janet (@deafplanet) a Deaf  woman who’s benefit was cut for not attending an interview due to inability to contact them by phone (she’s Deaf and has no outgoing phine line to phone by minicom to Text Direct service.)  For many d/Deaf people Text Direct is a lifeline offering text to speech operator who will relay the call. DWP routinely fail to offer  email or sms numbers as an alternative contact in letters... 
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