Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'politics'

Dr. Ádám Kósa: MEP's Fighting the Underdogs

Deafies are now the underdogs! A programme that features Dr. Ádám Kósa, relevant bit starts at 15:10. Some interesting comments by Brussels, that they now need to think of 24 languages instead of 23. Hopefully Ádám's presence will start to...

Dr. Ádám Kósa addresses the EU Parliament

This morning at 09:39:44 (GMT +2) was a historic moment, Dr. Ádám Kósa addressed the EU Parliament in sign language. Here's some footage, which I uploaded to Vimeo to make viewing easier (2 minutes and 37 seconds): You have to...

Helene Jarmer: Sign Language in the Parliament of Austria

Here's a video of Helene Jarmer using sign language in the Republik Österreich Parament (Parliament of Austria): Cool! Now where's sign language being used in the national parliament of your country? Elsewhere: Das österreichische Parlament See also: Helene Jarmer, Deaf...

Waiting For The World To Change

Some of you will have seen this before and it has a USA slant, but gets a point across: D-PAN's Waiting for the World to Change. Elsewhere: D-PAN: Deaf Performing Artists Network...

Helene Jarmer, Deaf Person to Sit in the Parliament of Austria

Helene Jarmer is to take a seat in the Parliament of Austria or as is properly known, the Republik Österreich Parament. She will take a seat for Die Grünen, in English, The Greens – The Green Alternative. Helene is taking...

Helga Stevens, re-elected to the Flemish Parliament

Deaf lawyer, Helga Stevens has been re-elected to the Vlaams Parlement or Flemish Parliament, as a candidate for N-VA. She represents the East Flanders constituency; amassing 12.71% of the vote. You can see the result here. Helga was first elected...

You Neutral?

And you still claim you're not political, or not bothered?...

Mixed bag

As the title suggests, this blog post is a bit of a mixed bag, mostly because I haven’t blogged here for a while and things tend to pile up. So, here we go… Firstly, what is this about captioned radio...

Deaf and dumb banned from being Councillors!

It seems that Deaf people aren't allowed to stand for election because of an election law dating back to 1766. Bournemouth Council disqualified "deaf and dumb persons" from standing as councillors. For international readers, a Councillor is an elected person,...

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