Rose Ayling-Ellis and Deafinitely Theatre founder awarded MBEs in King’s Birthday Honours List
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
4h ago
The Strictly Come Dancing winner and former EastEnders actor was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on Friday for “voluntary services to the Deaf community”, with Deafinitely Theatre founder Paula Garfield also receiving the same honour. Elsewhere, Kirsteen Macdonald, from Lincolnshire, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for “services ..read more
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The Boys’ Season 4 opener nails OCD with a single frame
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
1d ago
Now I’m no supe, but it seems I managed to nail a prediction for Season 4 of The Boys almost exactly a year ago, like some superhuman with psychic powers or something. Ultimately, I foresaw that MM’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder could go just one of two ways after the events of the previous series, and ..read more
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Labour provides on-screen interpreter for launch of manifesto with no BSL version
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by Liam O’Dell
2d ago
Sir Keir Starmer unveiled the Labour Party’s manifesto, Change, in Greater Manchester on Thursday, with an on-screen British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter provided on the political party’s social media channels, but no signed version made immediately available to voters. The provision of a BSL interpreter overlaid onto the Labour Party’s social media livestreams meant Starmer’s ..read more
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Green Party launches manifesto without livestream or BSL version
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
2d ago
The Green Party published its manifesto, Real Hope, Real Change on Wednesday – except the party did not livestream its launch event and has not made any accessible versions available at the time of writing. The political party, co-led by Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, also took a similar approach with its official launch of ..read more
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Conservatives manifesto launch inaccessible to Deaf voters with no BSL
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
4d ago
Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak unveiled his party’s policy proposals for the general election at Silverstone on Tuesday, at a launch event which stood in contrast to the Liberal Democrats’ by coming without live British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. Additionally, no accessible versions of Clear Plan, Bold Action. Secure Future have been published on the ..read more
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Liberal Democrats become first party to provide BSL at manifesto launch
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
5d ago
Sir Ed Davey’s Liberal Democrats have become the first party to unveil their manifesto for the general election on 4 July, at an event in London which was also the first policy document launch to come with live British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. The manifesto, titled For A Fair Deal, was published on Monday morning ..read more
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‘Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder’ review – Quirky true crime comedy riddled with contradictions
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
5d ago
Where does true crime end and the suspension of disbelief begin? This quirky and chaotic ode to geekdom – now in London after stints in Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh – has a hard time striking the right balance in terms of how seriously it wants to take itself. It obsesses over police procedure and investigation ..read more
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Charity offers BSL interpreter for 5 July as it calls on election winner to provide access ‘from day one’
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
1w ago
The Royal National Institute for Deaf people (RNID) has booked a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter for Downing Street the day after the general election, as it calls on Labour and the Conservatives to ensure the next government does not “lock the Deaf community out”. The unnamed interpreter, who is a registered professional with “prior ..read more
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ITV told to do ‘morally right thing’ and offer live BSL for second election debate
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
1w ago
ITV has received another legal letter calling on it to provide live British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for its next televised election debate, following the broadcaster’s failure to offer a BSL version of Tuesday’s leaders’ debate within 24 hours as promised. Sunak vs Starmer was announced by ITV on 30 May, with a spokesperson confirming ..read more
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ITV breaks promise to provide BSL version of leaders’ debate within 24 hours
Liam O'Dell | Freelance Journalist and Campaigner
by Liam O’Dell
1w ago
ITV has failed to offer a British Sign Language-interpreted version of its first leaders’ debate – Sunak vs Starmer – within 24 hours on its streaming platform ITVX, breaking a promise to a Deaf campaigner who threatened the broadcaster with legal action over the lack of access. The debate on Tuesday – helmed by veteran ..read more
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