Oscars 2018: Ex-Hollyoaks star uses sign language in acceptance speech

A film starring a six-year-old deaf British girl and made by two former Hollyoaks stars has won an Oscar.

The Silent Child, which tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate, was named best live action short film.

It stars Maisie Sly, aged six, from Swindon, and Rachel Shenton, who played Mitzeee Minniver in the Channel 4 soap.

Shenton also wrote it and used sign language in her acceptance speech. It was directed by Chris Overton – AKA Hollyoaks cage fighter Liam McAllister.

Further read at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43282172

Newtownabbey Hearing Loss Group

Hearing loss group in Newtownabbey starting up for people who are hard of hearing, deafened wanting to meet other people for support, share ideas. Please pass this onto people who may be interested.

Access & Inclusion Officer (Justice) – Belfast

JOB RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Access & Inclusion Officer (Justice) – Belfast, N.Ireland

The British Deaf Association (NI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast have secured funding from Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning to carry out research in the Justice Sector with the aim of enhancing Deaf People’s Communication Access to Justice in Northern Ireland.

The British Deaf Association (NI) seeks to recruit an Access and Inclusion Officer (Justice) to work collaboratively with the partners and researchers to ensure the project’s success.

For more information on this role in BSL, ISL or English, please head over to our website at bda.org.uk/current-opportunities

Action on Hearing Loss: New Year, New Courses!

The Specialist Employment Programme is funded by European Social Fund (ESF), Department for the Economy and Department for Communities

Are you interested in:

Level 2 Food Safety Course – 4 weeks
Where? Dungiven, Glenshane House
Day & time to be confirmed

Recreational Digital Photography – 10 weeks
Where? Omagh College
Day & time to be confirmed

These courses are run by college and minimum 10 people needed. College funds sign language interpreters.

Please email or text me to confirm your name.
stephanie.okane@hearingloss.org.uk
Text: 07714 659 061

Thanks!

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: Access & Inclusion Officer (Justice) – Belfast, N.Ireland

The British Deaf Association (NI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast have secured funding from Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning to carry out research in the Justice Sector with the aim of enhancing Deaf People’s Communication Access to Justice in Northern Ireland.

The British Deaf Association (NI) seeks to recruit an Access and Inclusion Officer (Justice) to work collaboratively with the partners and researchers to ensure the project’s success.

For more information on this role in BSL, ISL or English, please head over to our website at bda.org.uk/current-opportunities