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deafness

Deaf People Can Finally Access 999 Calls And It’s About Time

You can now use a video app to contact 999. We don’t know why it’s taken so long, but deaf people will now have access to 999 emergency services.Previously, you could only make audial calls for the police and ambulance or fire brigade, but today a new BSL-friendly new service is being launched.People will be able to download and use an app to communicate to a BSL interpreter who will then […]

today17 June 2022

deafness

Love Island’s First Deaf Contestant Is Already Getting All The Love

Meet Natasha Ghouri, Love Island's first deaf contestant.Love Island, in all its bikini-clad, “can I pull you for chat?, cheesy one-liner glory is back on our screens next month.And details of the contestants are dropping in.But one Islander has already got everyone’s attention – Natasha Ghouri, the villa’s first ever deaf contestant.Series 8 will see Ghouri head to the Majorcan villa in a bid to find love and, in her words, […]

today30 May 2022

blindness

Why This Legally Blind Woman Posed With Her Cane Instead Of Her Degree For Graduation

"My cane is my eyes, my friend, my aid and it helps me on so many levels."Remember during graduation you were given a scrolled up fake degree to pose with during those all-important pics?Well, for legally blind unregistered barrister Haleemah Farooq, who was due to take professional pictures when she was called to the Bar after smashing her exams, the pictures looked a bit different. The lawyer, 25, from Slough, posed […]

today9 May 2022 1

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