Author Archives: Kathleen Grehan

International Day of Sign

International Day Of Sign Languages

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed today (23rd September 2022) as the International Day of Sign Languages to raise awareness of the importance of sign language. Did you know that there are 300 different sign languages? Did you know there are over 70 million D(d)eaf people worldwide? And did you know sign languages are natural […]

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Time To Learn A New Skill?

If you’ve been able to take some time off and have come to the conclusion that you would like to learn a new skill, can I suggest learning British Sign Language (BSL). It’s such a wonderful skill to have and for me personally, it’s been fantastic seeing more people and organisations wanting to learn BSL. […]

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Paddy Ladd

New Book Release Exploring Deaf Education

Author, activist, and advocate Paddy Ladd has written Seeing Through New Eyes, Deaf Culture and Deaf Pedagogies: The Unrecognized Curriculum, a masterpiece in the exploration of Deaf Education. After hundreds of interviews, research, and discussions with Deaf educators from around the world, Ladd documents the innate wisdom and intelligence of Deaf educators, and recognizes the “curriculum” […]

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Deaf Awarenes Training

More Deaf Awareness Training

I am delighted to have been delivering more Deaf Awareness Training /British Sign Language for organisations (including lots of well known names) recently. As a Deaf person, it makes such as big difference when someone can sign. It’s also good fun to learn, great for team building and very useful if you need to get […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (until 16th). Here are some stats for you. ⏺ 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing.⏺ There are 151,000 BSL users in the UK. And.. Deaf people are more likely to: ⏺ have poor mental health – up to 50%, compared to 25% for […]

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