Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'bbc'

Hearies and 'Signing for the Deaf'

Hearies are at it again, trying to make sense of the in-vision interpreter and the only way they know how to deal with it is by way of their version of humour. For me half the point of in-vision interpreting...

Post about iPlayer on Noesis

Earlier I knocked together a post on iPlayer, over at Noesis. If you're interested in iPlayer issues, you might want to read....

BBC Vision Celebrates 100% Subtitling

The BBC says it has now reached a 100% subtitling target in respect of television: BBC Vision has confirmed that it has reached its target of subtitling 100% of programs on its main channels - BBC One, BBC Two, BBC...

Genetics: BBC Radio Transcript Links & BBC lack of impartiality

Transcripts of yesterday's genetics programmes on Radio 2 and Radio 4 is on the Stop Eugenics: BBC Radio 4: Today BBC Radio 2: Jeremy Vine Show These transcripts were provided as goodwill through personal connections, however the BBC has failed...

Almost too insulting for words

Forgive me for losing my sense of humour, but I was definitely NOT amused this morning when I read Deafweekly's report on a "sign language lady randomly waving her arms around during a British children's TV programme." You can read...

BBC This is My Family - Wanting a Deaf Baby (subtitled)

In September 2004 the BBC aired a programme called This is My Family: Wanting a Deaf Baby, which featured a Deaf couple Paul and Claire Dowdican, and discussed their thoughts on a desire to have a Deaf child. Here is...

BBC Video Footage: John Smith, Deaf Comedian

John Smith a Deaf Comedian appeared on yesterday's BBC See Hear, also starring James Kearney. Video footage of this show can now be seen here. The BBC describes it as: The first subject he's tackling head on this week is...

Diana and Me, by Clark Denmark

The Concert for Diana which marked what would have been Diana, the Princess of Wales' birthday on the 1 July this was televised by the BBC. As part of this concert, there was a series of tributes - Diana and...

iPlayer: A Deaf Perspective

There's a long overdue post over at Noesis on the BBC's iPlayer. Deaf perspective that is, not a general mainstream one which people can get elsewhere. Please note I've closed the comments are closed on this blog entry, but comment...

BBC Access 2.0: Interview with Charlie Swinbourne

BBC's Access 2.0 blog is carrying an interesting interview with Charlie Swinbourne, who works at See Hear. Its always good to get to know a person behind a name. Charlie has some interesting comments on the net: Q: If the...

Rob interviewed by BBC Access 2.0 blog

Rob got interviewed over on the BBC's Access 2.0. Its good to get some coverage, and I have to congratulate the BBC for showing initiative here. Question: why does the BBC have to call us hearing impaired, especially when Rob...

Join the campaign against the BBC

Many people in the UK are plain p*ssed off with the BBC right now, and believe they are patronising us to the hilt. This includes the decision over See Hear. This includes: - budgetary cuts; - reduction in programme outputs;...

BBC breaking the law in respect of See Hear?

Earlier Jen posted a reply from the BBC in respect of BBC See Hear, and the proposed cut backs. In the comments, I left a copy of an e mail I had sent to the BBC asking the BBC...

Open Letter re See Hear in Broadcast Now

Blogcast at Broadcast Now is carrying an open letter from Rebecca Atkinson regarding BBC See Hear. Since this is read by many people in the media, people are being urged to go over there and comment. See Hear originally came...

Audism, apparently the label for everything

We have a really stupid situation in the UK right now, where everything left right and centre is labelled as audism. Domestic violence? = audism Messed up PHP (website code)? = audism Just declaring you can't understand BSL = audism...

Save See Hear!

PS: Forgot to add: Send an email See Hear to seehear@bbc.co.uk to complain about the cuts! Full English translation: Firstly, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you who commented on my last vlog -...

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