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Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 02 Jan 2019 11:51AM »
A belated bunch of good wishes for 2019 and may it be healthier for us all!
Talk / Re: Disability at the BBC
« Last post by On the edge on 02 Jan 2019 10:51AM »
So far as the BBC's sign language availability goes I cannot help thinking they could so simply help those who could benefit from more access to on-screen sign language. I think we all know about how the BBC's news channel provides sign language from 1pm Monday to Friday but apart from this the only content I'm aware of is provided way into the wee small hours.

Perhaps it might be an idea for the BBC's news channel to provide sign language access to viewers whenever they are broadcasting the same content as they are showing on BBC 1 or 2 irrespective of the time of day. For example were the BBC to be covering a Royal wedding or similar item of interest to the Country they could have the item shown without S/L on the regular channel 1 or 2 and the news channel carry the same with S/L, it would be possible wouldn't it?

Sky News tried sign language and had to remove it after 1,000s of hearing AND HoH/Deaf complaints for different reasons. Television has no real system of awareness and treats various areas to inclusion to suggest they are inclusive.  However, this hierarchy of inclusion isn't cutting it as they respond to populist media areas e.g. trans people etc, who aren't disabled as far as I know.  .  We will only be included when viewers see a disabled person on a TV program and not think that IS inclusion,but, the norm.  However, some disability areas are not playing the game and using TV exposure to push own area agendas,  BSL areas ONLY adopt this approach, to me this is an instant turn off, and defeats the whole idea of inclusion and reduces appearances to tokenistic micro-seminars on awareness where no one questions if it is the right awareness, representative, or even accurate.  The point about BSL TV is that they ALREADY Have priority access to funding and expose above that of disabled people.  As a deaf person my gripe would be regardless of the format used, the content is irrelevant to me, and that is a serious issue as I am concerned, the non-inclusive nature of the signed output.  Deaf people of the cultural pursuaision do not understand inclusion and equality in the real sense, it is all highly introspective and relevant only to themselves.  They campaign singularly and on specific types of access.  When you have a number of areas doing the same thing,then inclusion becomes entirely relative.
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by auntieCtheM on 01 Jan 2019 06:55PM »
Happy New Year to us all.   >hugs<
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by oldtone27 on 01 Jan 2019 05:07PM »
A happy and comfortable new year to you all.
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by Dark_Divinity on 01 Jan 2019 04:46PM »
Happy New Year everybody. >bighugs<
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 01 Jan 2019 04:17PM »
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by huhn on 01 Jan 2019 02:19PM »
Happy new year. i do not feel like it, just back from seeing my girl and hoping  for the next  court  day what it brings. I hope everyone has a better start in the new year.
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by lankou on 01 Jan 2019 12:55PM »
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
 Desmond Tutu
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 01 Jan 2019 12:07PM »



That is an interesting song choice and good to have the lyrics showing in text as the song is sung.

I am reminded of Emily Dickinson's poem Hope here is a signed version click here


“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
Talk / Re: Happy New Year Everyone
« Last post by lankou on 01 Jan 2019 10:20AM »
I think from a distance, or as I prefer out of sight out of mind is appropriate:-

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