Deaf Confederacy's Blogging Page

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Dec2016
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017!
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by Grant Ferguson / / Uncategorised
We wish  you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017.  Wishing you all the best for 2017. See you all next year!  From all of us at Deaf Confederacy. 
December 23, 2016Grant Ferguson

22

Nov2016
Work programme will be voluntary
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by Grant Ferguson / / Uncategorised
Please read and it is encouraging to help disabled people...please read on.  http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14920438.Employability_Minister_confirms_work_programme_for_disabled_will_be_voluntary/ (C) Deaf Confederacy. 
November 22, 2016Grant Ferguson

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Nov2016
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/social-security-committee.aspx Please see link for further details.  @Deaf Confederacy
November 1, 2016Grant Ferguson
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29

Jun2016
A MEP using Flemish Sign Language who is well known for her early work with the European Union of the Deaf and Federation of Flemish Deaf Organisations has backed Scotland staying in the EU after the dramatic shocking result of the UK's referendum on their membership of the ... Read More
June 29, 2016Toby Dawson
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Jun2016
https://youtu.be/joN5wrT0KHE In the past events, it has dawned that there is a necessity that Deaf Confederacy must share with you and the rest of the Deaf community and beyond, and including the future. We do talk from experience with constant frustrations due to lack of communication, in despair when we were ... Read More
June 21, 2016Grant Ferguson
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14

May2016
Cinema UK
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by Grant Ferguson / / Lesiure
Cinema UK After a few emails were sent to Cinema CEOs, only one had responded however the other operators have passed on my request to Cinema UK, a body of running of all Cinemas in UK, trade body representative to 90% of cinemas in UK. The Chief Executive of Cinema UK ... Read More
May 14, 2016Grant Ferguson
ODEON

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May2016
ODEON RESPONSE about subtitling.... https://youtu.be/yD6yNNSBQuM I want to share this information with you, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience. We have written all the letters to every CEOs in the Cinema and one had came back with promptness and answered the queries for Deaf Confederacy about the lack of subtitling in Cinema ... Read More
May 1, 2016Grant Ferguson

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Mar2016
We are pleased to see an article regarding our campaign which has seen it being endorsed by all five Scottish political leaders after being asked by One in Five via Twitter Please share this article, and our petition too as it is your right to ask BBC Scotland ... Read More
March 31, 2016Toby Dawson
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Mar2016
https://vimeo.com/160224635 Our family was totally ignorant to the news on STV at its usual teatime slot, even though there was an outburst of camera flashing being triggered off by someone’s appearance; we stayed engaged into our own conversation not paying much attention to the news. It changed completely when it was ... Read More
March 24, 2016Toby Dawson
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Feb2016
Since Sport is devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and with the recent Scottish BSL Act, opportunities are starting to open up slowly. A fantastic opportunity is available for young Deaf Scots aged between 14 to 25 to apply to be on the young people's sport panel, for more information, please visit ... Read More
February 6, 2016Toby Dawson
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Jan2016
A wee bit of Friday evening Scottish history! Back in 2011 / 2012,  Mark Griffin announced that the Scottish BSL Bill was being delayed due to the Bill including things that was reserved to Westminster, and he also commented that there wouldn't be an advisory board such as the Scottish Gaelic ... Read More
January 29, 2016Toby Dawson
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Jan2016
Looking for some motivation for this year in order to shake off the January blues? Well read on as we finish off on what we felt that was the highlights of 2015 for Scotland’s Deaf Community. Perhaps YOU could make it for 2016’s best moments? Why not because it is an ... Read More
January 22, 2016Toby Dawson
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Jan2016
Welcome to the first response of the cinema from Vue Entertainment. This is what Vue Entertainment came back with the response with the subtitles… https://vimeo.com/150953686 “Thank you for your email regarding subtitled films which ... Read More
January 7, 2016Grant Ferguson
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Dec2015
https://vimeo.com/150375116 We gave a wee background of what has resulted in our best moments of the year in part one, if you missed it then here it is - http://deafconfederacy.org/best-moments-of-the-year-part-one/ Today, we’ll carry on with the best moments of the year, we have already said in our first part that ... Read More
December 30, 2015Toby Dawson
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Dec2015
https://vimeo.com/149796720 The year of 2015 is approaching the end, Scotland is gearing herself up for the traditionally celebration of Hogmanay, a Scots word meaning the last day of the year. We couldn't let you say farewell to the year of 2015 without reminiscing of what has happened in 2015, it has been ... Read More
December 22, 2015Toby Dawson
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Dec2015
Welcome to Deaf Confederacy’s mobile phone accessibility analysis….for the Deaf Community.  Deaf Confederacy’s views with the mobile provider and it’s accessibility requirements and we would really appreciate if you can submit with your views and the findings with your mobile experience to us to allow us to probe, evaluate, analyse  and how it can ... Read More
December 9, 2015Grant Ferguson
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Dec2015
EdSign held a lecture on what would the BSL Scotland Act means for the Deaf Community in Scotland and it is available on YouTube. Avril Hepner and Hilary Third from the BDA and the Scottish Government's Equality Unit respectively, they both provided an insight of what is to come with the ... Read More
December 8, 2015Toby Dawson
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Dec2015
On 2 December 2015, the European Commission has finally released the European Accessibility Act. The European Accessibility Act, which takes the form of a Directive, proposes to make goods and services accessible to ensure a full inclusion for all persons in the ... Read More
December 3, 2015Grant Ferguson
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Dec2015
The new BSL video released which is useful for all age groups but it is specifically aimed at the younger generation. The video explains on how to use the contactSCOTLAND-BSL's service and further explanations are also provided on how to access the contactSCOTLAND-BSL service on your mobile or tablet device. Deaf Confederacy would like to express their thanks ... Read More
December 2, 2015Toby Dawson
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30

Nov2015
Happy St Andrew’s Day!
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by Toby Dawson / / News
We couldn't let this day pass without saying Happy St Andrew's Day to you all from us at Deaf Confederacy. We will be providing news from time to time, like this post today as the Scottish Government posted a YouTube video including BSL in their 'Happy St Andrew's Day' video message. Angela ... Read More
November 30, 2015Toby Dawson
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Nov2015
Cinema
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by Grant Ferguson / / Lesiure
Welcome to Deaf Confederacy's Cinema accessibility analysis....for the Deaf Community.  Deaf Confederacy's views with the cinema's accessibility requirements and we would really appreciate if you can submit with your views and the findings with your cinema experience to us to allow us to probe, evaluate, analyse  and how it can be improved for us ... Read More
November 28, 2015Grant Ferguson
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Nov2015
Introduction
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by Grant Ferguson / / News
First things first…………………..We’re sorry for the significant delay with the launch  of 'Deaf Confederacy'………We would like to welcome you all to the ‘Deaf Confederacy’.  It’s the grassroots of the Deaf communities in Scotland ... Read More
November 26, 2015Grant Ferguson