// Wednesday 15 Jun 2011
Profoundly deaf since the age of 12, Evelyn Glennie refused to accept rejection of her desire to become a solo percussionist. She continued to follow her dream; and today she is recognised as the first classically trained solo percussionist, one of the finest in the world.
She regularly plays barefoot during both live performances and studio recordings in order to better "feel" the music.
Evelyn contends that deafness is largely misunderstood by the public. She claims to have taught herself to hear with parts of her body other than her ears. In response to criticism from the media, Glennie published the following Hearing Essay in which she personally discusses her condition. // more
// Sunday 12 Jun 2011
There are tons of mobile apps for the deaf and HoH out there. We've selected 5 great ones that are available for the iPhone. Check them out and let us know what you think by leaving your reviews in the comments box. Tell us about other great apps that you use too! // more
// Tuesday 7 Jun 2011
We've found this great site that offer custom moulded earplugs developed for surfers. Surfplugs™ help to prevent Surfer's Ear and infections by keeping your lugs snug and toasty even in the heaviest of winter surf. Surfplugs™ float and are available in a variety of colour and graphics options, and are provided with a leash and storage pouch as standard.
// Thursday 2 Jun 2011
Attitude is Everything's aim is to improve deaf and disabled people's access to live music and we're delighted to learn that they have secured a showcase at Glastonbury 2011. Featuring beauteous acoustic bands, street folk poetics and punk rock legends inter-spiced with beats, bleeps and signed rap! // more
// Saturday 28 May 2011
Our Kid Zone games testing in action... // more
// Tuesday 24 May 2011
We were really inspired to learn about he career of a deaf American fighter who will be competing in the next UFC contest. // more
// Friday 1 Apr 2011
Check out this month's edition of Gallery (Number 73) - our very own Jessica Burby has been chosen as Gallery's Next Top Model in the 5 - 12 year catergory. // more
// Thursday 30 Dec 2010
Sadly missed and an inspiration to many of us for his zest for life and sense of adventure, Billy passed away suddenly but peacefully on 20th December... // more
// Thursday 18 Nov 2010
Well done to Pat who's signing choir 'Praising Hands' also won a silver award at the Eisteddfod... // more
// Tuesday 16 Nov 2010
St Clements school were awarded the silver award in the first ever Eisteddfod signing choir competition... // more