Deafness

24 hours without hearing aids… my discoveries! 

Back when I was at Mary Hare sixth form, my dorm mate Fi would instantly reach for her hearing aid upon waking.  “Do you really need that in so early?” I’d ask.  “I can’t live without it!” She exclaimed!  Seriously? She can’t live without her hearing aid? I wondered.  Fast forward all these years and… Continue reading 24 hours without hearing aids… my discoveries! 

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Deafness, Performing Arts

An interview with Scuffed Shoes theatre company – why integrated theatre shouldn’t be pigeon-holed

When I first started working in drama 15 or so years ago, inclusive theatre was more or less left to specialised theatre groups.  Now, however, I’m finding more and more mainstream companies that want to be inclusive and are taking active steps to being so. And it’s not just about booking interpreters for shows and… Continue reading An interview with Scuffed Shoes theatre company – why integrated theatre shouldn’t be pigeon-holed