Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Unique opportunity to shape the Scottish BSL Bill – In BSL

Watch this first… https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=668884149899902 Graham Turner writes: This is a brilliant initiative by the Scottish Parliament to bring itself to the BSL community and invite that community to express its views on … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

Communication professionalism or engagement?

(btw – apologies for the hat and the rest… the heating’s off in the house and it gets cold!!) Back from the Bridging The Gap conference in York, two things… … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Deaf… but now (mostly) Dead

William Mager’s post on the Ouch! blog this morning deserves a read. Part of the commemorative events to mark the 100th anniversary of the UK’s entry into World War One, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Bad-quality signing, and why the hearing world loves it.

(Note, in the 5 minutes since I posted this, another clearly-pro voice has popped up… so this is obviously one of the issues where people don’t agree. Important for me … Continue reading

October 23, 2014

The Wolverhampton Deaf community lose a landmark, and the Deaf Church moves on

Following the celebration of the St Saviour’s Acton building in Sept, I’ve been sent notification of a further Deaf church on the move. The blog post covering this (which also contains … Continue reading

October 22, 2014

Call for Papers – Deaf Geographies: AAG 2015 – Chicago

Originally posted on Deaf geographies sandbox:
Call for Papers – American Association of Geographers conference, 2015. Chicago. Mike Gulliver, University of Bristol: UK Gill Harold, University College Cork: Ireland Austin Kocher,…

October 19, 2014

Flipping the research status-quo on its head

Last Friday, my previous post on the assumptions of co-production went live on Limping Chicken. In that post, I talk about how, even in some projects described as ‘co-production’, the … Continue reading

September 22, 2014

Co-production – what if Deaf people say ‘no’

No… this is not about the Scottish Referendum.   In a post a few days ago, I described a current move in the more ‘human’ side of academia away from projects that … Continue reading

September 12, 2014

It’s only polite to ask Deaf people *before* we co-produce with them… surely?

The last few weeks have me thinking about the idea of ‘co-production’. Actually, that’s wrong, I’ve been thinking about co-production on and off for the last ten years (without calling … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Deaf cooperatives script now online

Last Friday’s RGS/IBG paper on Deaf Co-operatives, and the challenge of Deaf space as capital is now available. The script is an introductory one, but does cover some academic topics. … Continue reading

September 1, 2014