Hello, my name is Jackie Knight and I am not a journalist, a columnist or a writer. I am just someone who understands little of the English writing rules, but love writing. I need to stress something before you read my blog posts. So you could understand where I am coming from: I am a deaf woman who thinks and talk in BSL (British Sign Language). Writing my thoughts onto this blog, into my version of ‘written’ English is hard. But I can only come far to where only deaf people will understand what I am saying. This is my blog written in a language only deaf people will understand and I hope you will do too by saying. Ah yes, I know what you mean! I like writing and I won’t let anyone stop me, so let me waffle on, throw up rants and share it with you!
Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, present “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” — an innovative and epic romantic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is […]Continue reading
We told you yesterday about the Minnesota hospital that had settled a complaint with a deaf man. Minnesota Public Radio has a report on his case-and about the ”dozens of complaints filed against Minnesota hospitals in recent years.” Read the story here. Read More at DeafNewsToday.comContinue reading
There are only a few more opportunities to see Contractions at the New Diorama Theatre in London. See the remainingContinue reading
I love surfing the internet reading up everything related to the deaf community, while there is a lot of news, videos and stories circling around. This particular topic caught my eye and has actually become one of my favorite topic at this moment in time: “The Race To Save Dying Sign Language” . This particular […]Continue reading
Why Deaf Awareness Matters International (MNN) — The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) may seem like another irrelevant holiday that some government body established. But, for 70 million Deaf people, it’s so much more than that. IWD is a symbol of hope for the global Deaf community. It’s the hope of increased Deaf awareness […]Continue reading
Deaf Restaurant Owners – 10 Reasons Why Restaurants Should Have An App! Location-Based Deals I think by now we’re all familiar with Apple’s iBeacon. For those who aren’t, it’s basically a small device you can set up in and around your location to send push notifications and deals to people in your location’s physical proximity […]Continue reading
Deaf Want Sign Language To Be Heard Deaf people living in Western Cape marched into parliament yesterday in a bid to get South African Sign Language recognised as the 12th official language. The march organised by Deaf South African, was part of a national protest. Read the newspaper clipping upload here for the full details.Continue reading