Saturday, 31 January 2015

Swimming activities for individuals 14+ with a range of disabilities

"Inclusive Sport Peterborough is developing a swimming pathway that will hopefully enable many people with a long term health condition, physical, sensory or learning disability to take part is some form of swimming pool activity."

For further details contact Matt Taylor, Sports Development Officer, Vivacity Culture and Leisure
Tel: 01733 863783
Mob: 07984 633154
Twitter: @VCLDisSport

Research into teaching tougues to hear

Colorado State University College of Engineering researchers are investigating tongue mapping as an alternative method to cochlear implants whereby the tongue 'hears'.

To read more  about the research :

Monday, 26 January 2015

National Deaf Children Society’s new project ‘Raising the Bar’!

This month the National Deaf Children Society’s new project ‘Raising the Bar’! was launched.
"Raising the Bar aims to raise expectations of what deaf children and young people can achieve in dancing and music. Ten lucky winners of our new competition will be invited to attend a 2 day masterclass in Birmingham in May at The Birmingham REP Theatre led by leading deaf, dance and music professionals; Billy Read and Ava M Blake from Defmotion, Danny Lane from Music and the Deaf and Ruth Montgomery, deaf flautist.
The second day of the Raising the Bar masterclass will result in a showcase. The event will be filmed and this will be part of a new toolkit of resources for dance and music professionals. " NDCS
The competition runs from 12 January until 22 February.

More information about the competition can be found at

For young people, click here.
Entrants must be:
·        - 8-16 years old
·        - Deaf
·        - Resident in the UK
·        -  Available to attend the masterclass in Birmingham on 24 & 25 May 2015 (Sunday and
           bank holiday Monday)
   -  Submit a 1-2 minute film ‘snapshot’ of what you can do.

A full set of terms and conditions can be found on the entry page:
If there are any questions or queries contact

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Annual School Musical - Sign Supported Performance 2015

 Jack Hunt School's annual Show week is Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th February, with a sign supported performance on Thursday 12th. Tickets are now on sale from Tuesday 27th January.
Tickets  - £8 each,
For further details contact:
Jack Hunt Secondary School
Ledbury Road
Peterborough PE3 9PN
Tel: 01733 263526

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hannah Beharry guest at PDDCS' Boxfit

The deaf friendly Boxfit sessions will run at a discounted price for PDDCS members:
Friday 16th January - 20th February
Kids of all ages 6-7pm
Adults 7-8pm
Location: Jack Hunt School PE3 9PN

For further details contact Sam

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Research volunteers: EQ-5D questionnaire - SORD, University of Manchester

Repost from deaf-uk-jobs


University of Manchester are looking for volunteers to take part in a pilot study of the BSL version of the EQ-5D questionnaire. The EQ-5D questionnaire is about health and is available to fill in online. There are only five questions in the EQ-5D. You will be asked to complete two other BSL questionnaires online (maximum 16 questions) about well-being.

 They are looking for people who are:-

-          BSL users,
-          Deaf
-          Over 18 years old.

One week later, they will contact you to ask you to complete a short questionnaire to do the BSL version of EQ-5D again. Please make sure you have answered all the questionnaires. Once you have completed the questionnaire, you will get a voucher of £20 to say thank you for your time.

If you would like to know more about this, there is information online in BSL:
You can take part by completing the questionnaires online. Click here

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Catherine Nassimi-Green, Research Assistant BSL IAPT (SORD) Email:

Rachel Belk, Research Associate/Trial Manager BSL-IAPT Project (SORD)

Textphone: 0161 306 7729
Tel: 18002 0161 306 7729
Mobile SMS:  07824 561219