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Archive for October, 2013

31 OctUKCoD conference Ageing and Deafness

Our latest conference Ageing and Deafness took place at The Resource for London on 16th October. 

The primary concern for the UKCoD conference Ageing and Deafness – implications for health and social care, was to put hearing loss firmly on the agenda.

Ageing and Deafness Conference

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21 OctNDCS Stolen Futures Campaign Update

MPs debate deaf children’s services in Parliament.

Following pressure from the NDCS Stolen Futures campaign, Sir Malcolm Bruce brought a motion before the Backbench Business Committee. The committee then granted the request for a debate, which was held on Thursday 17 October.

House of Commons

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The full transcript from the debate can be found below:

Full_Hansard_Transcript [pdf]

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16 OctLive Subtitling – Ofcom Statement


Ofcom have published a statement today setting out their conclusions in relation to the quality of live subtitling.

Reporting and the learning should lead to improvements.

Measuring the Quality of Live Subtitling Statement – full version pdf

14 OctSky to trial video relay

Sky have announced a trial of video relay as a way of contacting their accessible customer services team using BSL. 

The service is available via their accessibility website (, which in turn links to a remote interpreter.

The services is available from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, all you need is a webcam.

Laura Johnston, from Sky, said “we want to make it easy for customers with disabilities to get the most from Sky. The service is enabled by SignVideo’s technology and we are glad to be working with them.”