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@MaryOToole10 @StaffsPLOD @BDA_Deaf @DEAFvibe @ddeaflinks @SignHealth @ActionOnHearing It's an important distinction, so let's unpack it.

To check whether #Makaton is a natural #language like English or #BritishSignLanguage, let's ask a few questions:
@MaryOToole10 @StaffsPLOD @BDA_Deaf @DEAFvibe @ddeaflinks @SignHealth @ActionOnHearing Are there any native signers of #Makaton? Is it possible for children to be born into a family that only or primarily uses Makaton to communicate in every possible scenario throughout their life?
@MaryOToole10 @StaffsPLOD @BDA_Deaf @DEAFvibe @ddeaflinks @SignHealth @ActionOnHearing Is #Makaton rich enough to express every human communication need, from education to work to philosophy to poetry? Or is it limited in its use?
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The pilot for our new TV comedy #Biscuitland is now available on @All4 the incredible cast include @therealjomartin, @blakeharrison23, Claudia Jessie & @sophiedukebox. Watch here:… We made a #VisualStory that explains what to expect using words & images 1/4 The cover of the Biscuitland Visual Story is warm yellow, ToThe first page of the Biscuitland Visual Story is titled How
The full #VisualStory that includes character and story overviews can be downloaded here: the full visual story includes some spoilers but there is a warning before this so you can choose to read these or not 2/4 The second page of the Biscuitland Visual Story is titled ChThe third page of the Biscuitland Visual Story is titled Cha
A #BSL signed version of the show is available here:… The show is captioned too and my involuntary vocal tics are written in blue & my chosen speech is written in white. 3/4 The forth page of the Biscuitland Visual Story has two columThe fifth page of the Biscuitland Visual Story has two colum
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@RoseAylingEllis being on @bbcstrictly is so important for raising Deaf Awareness, but more importantly for #BSL . So many parents focus on speech (understandably) when they find out their baby is deaf 1/
They suddenly think, how will my deaf child communicate with the world? The world is hearing, not deaf. If they use #BSL they will never fit in the “real world” and it will “close” opportunities to them, they only remain in the “Deaf world”. 2/
But the truth is, using #BSL from the beginning (as @RoseAylingEllis family did) only increases opportunities & opens up doors for her, makes it possible to live in both worlds. I can’t imagine being on @bbcstrictly trying to follow what is going on WITHOUT a #BSL interpreter 3/
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A deaf resident at our supported accommodation in Edinburgh was given a DNR without his knowledge or consent all because of 'communication difficulties'!

We are horrified that this man, in his 60's and full of life, has been given this...
'Do Not Resuscitate' order for being deaf. Are deaf people not worth saving because of 'communication difficulties'?

Deaf people face communication barriers every day, but that does not mean their lives are of less value to hearing people.
It is concerning that a deaf person was deemed unworthy of saving in 2021. Our support manager at Slateford Green said:

"Everybody has a right to make a decision about their health, and that includes deaf people"
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1. Why does @IndependentSage recommend maximizing remote learning at #Universities from the START of term?

Does SAGE agree?

Does the UK Government #FollowTheScience? And will Universities?

2. #IndependentSAGE agrees with SAGE that, in Autumn in HE, “significant outbreaks are likely" that "could amplify local & national transmission"; that "this requires national oversight”, & that “asymptomatic transmission may make these harder to detect”.

3. Our report published yesterday maps, in detail, the overlap between SAGE and #IndependentSAGE's principles and recommendations, and is summarized below:

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Hello #30days30waysUK. It's day 11 September is Preparedness Month and we distinctly have a #FridayFeeling you may have some prior experience with.....
A #powercut can happen anytime for a variety of reasons. To report it simply 📞105.
Top tip: add it to your phone contacts for quick access.
🔦Find out how you can prepare for and what do to during a short powercut via the special 105 powercut site
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😀👋Welcome to day 6 #30days30waysUK. Today's topic is #ChooseWell to #PrepYourHealth, again with @ardengem 'special productions': 🎶Don't just rush to A&E, choose selfcare, pharmacy or GP 🎶
#ChooseWell is about selecting the appropriate level of care. Especially during COVID19, you should NOT turn up at A&E if you can be treated by another health professional. Image
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Check out the official @choosewellwales campaign.
They have many brilliant bi-lingual resources and self-assessment symptom checkers 🤒

#ChooseWell #30days30waysUK Image
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Hello! I've been doing a bit of British Sign Language #BSL / Sign Supported English #SSE tutoring. I've been doing one to ones but would anyone be interested in a fun small group, total beginners zoom class? I am #hardofhearing and use SSE alongside my hearing aids🦻🏼
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I am not fluent in #britishsignlanguage but I took my first (level 1) exam as a teen in 2002 when I began to first experience hearing loss, did more in 2006, then 2016, & most recently this lockdown. So have been steadily building my use of #bsl most of my adult life!
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There are lots of reasons to learn #signlanguage even if you don't know anyone with #hearingloss. Sign with babies, with SEN folk, for your CV, to make your business more accessible & because it is genuinely fun! If you might be interested @ me and RTs are appreciated ❤️
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#100daysofCPD is where @UoB_HEFi will be beaming a spotlight onto #teaching and supporting #learning in #HigherEducation #CPD opportunities especially for #Beacon #HEAfellowship applicants & @uob_pgche participants during #COVID19 times & beyond Image
#100daysofCPD: #Day1 is the @UoB_HEFi #Learning and #Teaching Gateway. Full of self-paced online courses on a range of #technology and teaching topics. #BestPractice #CPD Go to… Image
#100daysofCPD #Day2: @matt_tel_brum shares this Resource - How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event containing all you need to know about Zoom’s #settings when using for #teaching, #meetings or #socializing during #COVID19 & beyond…
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All eyes on the @HouseofCommons from 12pm as Prime Minister @BorisJohnson faces MPs at Prime Minister's Questions.

Immediately after, Chancellor of the Exchequer @RishiSunak presents the #Budget2020.

We'll be live from 12pm with #PMQs:
To see a British Sign Language translation of #PMQs and the #Budget2020, you can find our #BSL stream live from 12pm here:
What is the Budget?

What does it mean for you?

Find out more with @YourUKParl's videos:

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This is crazy! 🙆🏽‍♂️🙌🏽 Like yesterday I had drafted my experience with a number of #Deaf students and was still asking if there was anything that is been done for them as a community of people in that category! N now this!?
Nigeria should accept the tech ohh
So I just sat in a BRT bus partly filled with Pupils from #Ikejajuniorhighschool Yesterday .
They all stood (standing) there were two woman acting up cos they were around them. Dyu know why? They were Deaf some of them Both D & D and they were all trying to make.....
Conversation the only best way they knew how to!- Gesticulation, facial expressions and sign language. Most of them smiling and exclamating as they communicated!
I was surprised at first when they boarded cos they were too silent for Secondary school pupils. #Solohtolz
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