5 articles the Campaigns Team has been reading this week

NDCS - Liz Partridge, Campaigns Manager, Freedom of Information

Liz Partridge, Campaigns Manager

Every week we’ll be compiling a short list of articles that we’ve noticed in the news and want to share with you. Some of them will be about campaigning and others will be about changes to policy, or relevant policy areas, which may be of interest.

1)    Maya Angelou’s majesty, according to you: ‘how can you love someone if you don’t love yourself?’, Lilah Raptopoulos, The Guardian

NDCS Vice President Maya Angelou has passed away this week. The Guardian has collected some of the tributes to her from around the world.

2)    NSPCC launches survey with Limping Chicken to find out if deaf adults know where to ask for help if they’re concerned about a child, The Limping Chicken

NSPCC became concerned about the lack of deaf adults contacting the charity about children and so have launched this survey to find out how aware deaf adults are about the different avenues they can explore to get advice.

3)    The world through a deaf person’s ears: Video reveals what it’s like to listen to sound using a cochlear implant, Sarah Griffiths, Daily Mail

Scientists have released a video showing what some deaf people can hear through the use of cochlear implants.

4)    See Hear: When deaf videos go viral, William Mager, BBC Online
The tools to film, edit and upload video are cheaper and more accessible than ever before. A smartphone and a laptop with basic editing software are all you need to create something which can be seen and shared round the world by millions.

5)    Campaign group challenges BBC Scotland claims of lack of indyref material for deaf, Newsnet Scotland

A report by BBC Scotland that highlighted an apparent lack of referendum related material for deaf people has been challenged by one of Scotland’s leading sign language groups.

Have you seen any articles this week that you liked? Post the link to them in the comments section below and we’ll check them out!

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