Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'media'

BSL Programme: Under the Lamp with Carolyn Nabarro

BSLBT is now screening a series, Under the Lamp with Carolyn Nabarro. This is a BSL chat style programme, and the guests for the first episode are Stephen Dering, Issy Schisselman and Oliver Westbury. It was produced by Remark! If...

Wicked Episode 2 Online

The second episode of BSBLT's Wicked is now online. You can find it on Wicked's website here or on the Community Channel here. (27 minutes 5 seconds). Elsewhere: Wicked BSLBT Remark! Community Channel Kent DCS NDCS...

Sabina Iqbal featured in The Times: Most Powerful Muslim Women in Britain

Photo credit: Jude Edginton, The Times The Times has a feature on the Meet the 13 Most Powerful Muslim Women in Britain. The article features Sabina Iqbal, chair and founder of Deaf Parenting UK: Sabina Iqbal, 33, chair/founder Deaf...

Hear and Now - More4, Tuesday

More4 will broadcast HBO's Hear and Now (USA) on Tuesday 10 March 2009 from 10pm - 12 midnight. You should be able to catch it on More4 +1 from 11pm - 12 midnight (again on Tuesday). Here's a trailer...

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...

Private Eye Cartoon

Private Eye, 12-25 December 2008 (Page 9) carried a cartoon featuring an in-vision interpreter on his cigarette break: Elsewhere: Communications Act 2003 and s.303 Ofcom: Signing on television is changing Ofcom: Statement - Television Channels Required to Provide Television Access...

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen and the Missing Wife

Last weekend was Deaffest at Wolverhampton. Premiered at the event was Charlie Swinbourne's Four Deaf Yorkshiremen and the Missing Wife: The four grumpy old men (no relation to us!) are arguing over the women they've loved and lost. Written and...

Trailer: Four Deaf Yorkshiremen and the Missing Wife!

The film stars John Smith, Matt Kirby, Jonathan Reid and Ilan Dwek, and was made with the support of Remark! Production. It has been entered for the Deaffest Film Festival, so hopefully it'll be seen first on the weekend...

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...

Film: Experience of Tinnitus, from Channel 4's The Shooting Party

The Shooting Party is a series (Sunday mornings) on Channel 4 which follows nine disabled directors. Two of the participants are deaf: Sam Dore is 30, profoundly deaf and uses BSL. He has worked in television on Channel 4's VEE-TV,...

The Sickness of Deaf Awareness Week: Imagine A World Without Sound

Its Deaf Awareness Week, and the RNID has excelled itself at being the most patronising and paternalistic deaf organisation on planet earth. Before I go on, its no secret that I have my reservations about Deaf Awareness Week, but that...

Channel 4 Balls of Steel: Deaf TV with Miss Lee & Mark Nelson

Last Friday Mark Nelson appeared on Channel 4's Balls of Steel: Don't watch it if you're easily offended! A transcript appears in the extended entry of this post, with thanks to Claire from Team HaDo....

Pepsi Superbowl Advert

The USA's Pepsi Superbowl advert based around a Deaf joke can be found on YouTube: And behind the scenes: Congratulations to those involved, more please. We're jealous this side of the pond, although its not the first international mainstream Deaf...

Cathy Heffernan, Being deaf has one big advantage when you're travelling abroad - it breaks down all the barriers

Cathy Heffernan currently has a piece in The Guardian, Being deaf has one big advantage when you're travelling abroad - it breaks down all the barriers. In places where politically correct language and attitudes haven't arrived, people are free to...

Rebecca Atkinson, Everyone in Jodee Mundy's family is deaf - except her

Deaf people working in the media is important, and after last week's Sunday Times article - has to be one of he most unintelligent journalism pieces I've read in a long time - it kind of highlights this point that...

YouTube: Bursted Eardrum / Sam Dore, films

Sam Dore, of Bursted Ear Drum has now added his films to You Tube. The channel can be found here. People in the UK will be familiar with his films, and its good to see Sam promoting his talent on...

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen, A Trailer

A one minute trailer for the forthcoming film 'Four Deaf Yorkshiremen', has been released. The film made over the summer, is about one man who challenges the others to tell him the worst story about growing up deaf. It was...

Deaf Rave on TV this week & Deaf FM

Deaf Rave is on television this week, except there's no subtitles. Deaf Rave quotes: Deaf Rave on Current Tv tonight 6.32pm Sky Channel 193 and on repeat through out the week! And also out in the US! Program mainly for...

S4C streaming BSL interpreted programmes online

S4C (Welsh language channel in Wales) is now streaming its BSL programmes via the web. A really positive move, and more please. As a channel that focuses on minority language output, it is much better positioned to understand the needs...

Ofcom's consultation for signing on television ends today

Just a reminder, Ofcom's consultation in respect of Signing on Television ends today. Some of the responses can be found here. Unfortunately, they all appear to be in English. I wonder if the BSL submissions (if there is any) will...

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;...

Sign language in advertising

Earlier I blogged about the use of BSL in marketing. However, this was intended for a Deaf audience. Here's an interesting one, obviously aimed at the general population but uses sign language and importantly humour: Perhaps it should be an...

Deaf contestant @ Big Brother

The Sun is reporting there's a deaf contestant in this year's Channel 4's Big Brother. TWENTY potential housemates include the most outrageous ever picked, claim BB bosses. There’s a butch lesbian who allegedly self-harms and boozes, a professional drag...

Ofcom fails its own Disability Equality Scheme?

Ofcom is the regulator for the communications industries in the UK. That includes television. Currently Ofcom has a consultation happening in respect of BSL on television. This is a major consultation, and will affect every BSL user in the UK...

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...

Crunchgear: Deafies are a good cause

Crunchgear thinks deaf people are a good cause: Someone using technology for a good cause and not just to pump out more megapixels or whowhatsits per second. Wish sites would see past feeling sorry for us or rather people trying...

Bush explaining Iraq policy to Republican deaf signers?

The Sunday Times carried this picture and caption at the back of its News Review section, asking what Bush was doing, in satire style. Deaf people came into it: Another day, another slightly embarrassing picture of President George Bush....

The Guardian messes up again, this time over CIs

OFT to look at £30,000 bill for ear implant. Why does the Guardian keep getting lingo wrong, and Deaf people wrong for that matter? Check out the lingo and inaccurate reporting: - "bionic ear"; - "fully repair her hearing" -...

Miss Deaf UK, in the Guardian

The Guardian is running a piece on Miss Deaf UK, which will be aired by BBC See Hear on Saturday. Some quick comments from me: - The Guardian puts this in the "Social Care" section. Why? Perhaps Big Brother should...

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