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  1. HoobidibooBox! AMAZINGLY SPOKEN!!!!! I've been in many situations in my life concerning deaf people... One is profund and something I'll never forget! I knew a young girl of 14yrs old. Rachel.. I introduced my friends daughter, Jenny, to the deaf community after teaching her BSL aged 15! I was in A&E one night when she came in with her parents... I knew through many constrains worth Rachel that her parents wouldn't get involved with sign language. Had no intention of supporting their daughter, didn't want to know and shunned it. I want impressed at that, but sh
  2. Well I'm just loving all of this positivity! Apart from the fact you're all on the same page as me! 😉 I've a feeling most people are going to agree with me on this! Love it! lol Yeah, black N white TV, I had that too!! The wooden tops, watch with mother, Bill and Ben, not forgetting, the little weed and Andy pansy! lol But you can speak so much faster in sign than using finger spelling! I can anyway, lol
  3. Hi KaleLing! I'm totally with you on this! Born ASL and BSL SHOULD be taught in all schools! From primary up! In the UK we have been fighting all the way to the house of commons! Refused once, raised again recently, we'll l never stop! Not until it's included! We are all of us entitled to total communication. And if we don't share it with the hearing world, how on earth do the hearing world learn it? How do we have both hearing and deaf friends if we don't bother to learn the language? 1 on 1, no, it doesn't matter how many it is or it isn't... Sign Language is vita
  4. Thanks for getting back to news. I'll wait for your reply next week or so. But it still baffles me... Did you, or do you, know these deaf individuals? Do you know with all certainty that they could cope in a court using a keyboard? Do you know with all certainty they didn't need the interpreters? We are all worthy of having full understanding in every given situation. And in a legal situation, then I feel it's even more vital they have that support. And though you may feel it was dominated with the interpreters, I think you'll find the deaf didn't agree with you on that ei
  5. I also forgot to mention... Without detriment: Many deaf people are unable to write, (I have personal experience with this as I worked with the deaf over many years) which means many can't understand Queen's English, since many are not taught it. Those who can write can, as I gather you would know? It is not written in the order of the English language, therefore, (again, personal experiences,) many hearing people can not understand the written word from some deaf people. So in many instances, finger spelling is also not much use to some. Or txting, or social media.
  6. I have to come back to your comment as to BSL being, basically it's for the deaf only and not the hearing. I actually had to read that twice because I thought I'd misread it... But I haven't. So... I totally disagree with you. BSL isn't just for the deaf, and there IS a need for hearing people to learn it. If the hearing didn't understand BSL, how do you think they'd be able to have a conversation with a deaf person? How do you think the hearing would be able help the Deaf in situations where they they'll struggle to get over to a hearing person what they want, eg, in a store
  7. Definitely needed in schools!!!! Children soak it in like a sponge. Children are made to learn French, German, whatever, which they may never use or need. But BSL is a language in its own right in the UK! So yes, THIS should be taught in all schools! I wasn't born deaf, in fact I was an interpreter for the Deaf for years. Not knowing I'd to deaf one day. But I taught myself BSL. Started finger spelling age 16yrs. Went from there. Took my exams then went deaf, lol Been signing for far too many years...48 actually. lol We never know if we'll lose our hearing
  8. Haven't you had any replies yet? I'm new the last half hr, so have only just seen this! What is it you want or need to know? Or is your post a general comment? Catherine
  9. Don't apologize, that's what this forum is for... Bear with me ok? See if something's completed? Or Check everything's ok? Or Check something in particular? Don't want to tell you the wrong thing...
  10. I use, CH, then 'mouse', hope that some use? Don't think there's an actual sign for chinchilla...
  11. Do you know the sign for 'phone'? Is yes, I'll tell you how to do the sign for stable. But I'm ill at the moment it would be tomorrow before I can do a video.
  12. Do you mean as in cheque book? Or check something out, like, what?
  13. Katmalan


    Hi, I'm Catherine. Born hearing, now deaf. I love BSL, always have from age 16yrs! Taught myself to sign. Became a communicator, then went deaf. I have little hearing and wear 2 h'aids. Don't know how I found this site, but glad I did! It
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