Introducing AccessAble

AccessAble

Don't you just hate it when you go out with a friend or family member to a place, whether a restaurant, shop or theatre, only to find the venue isn't accessible for your needs? In my case, it's all about ensuring I can hear clearly and effectively what ever I do at a venue and …

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The Deaf Traveller

Wanna be the first to know about deaf travel?! Of course, you do! Sign up to The Deaf Traveller Newsletter and get your:   Deaf Travel Inspiration Deaf Traveller Interviews Equipment Reviews Blog Posts Editorials Promotions and Offers   Sign up to The Deaf Traveller Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dMpr0-/ You will be receiving a fortnightly newsletter with …

Tonotopia: Listening through Cochlear Implants

Tonotopia - listening through cochlear implants

Ever wondered what it's like to hear through a cochlear implant?  Well, you can! Tonotopia is an exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that helps people to understand the digital sounds perceived by those who are profoundly deaf with cochlear implants. Tom Tlalim invited six cochlear implant users (one of them is …

Workplace Assessments: Supporting you and your hearing loss at work

Workplace Assessment

Hey. I bet you can't wait to go on your next holiday to get away from work, right? It's a chance to unwind and relax from your daily work and what's more, from concentrating and reminding people about your deafness. With all the stress, tiredness and long hours in total concentration, sometimes you don't feel …

Can you lip read Spiderman?

Subtitled screenings

Sitting down with a bag of popcorn to watch the latest Spiderman instalment at your local cinema, you may leave few minutes into the film. It’s hard to lipread Spiderman. And meanwhile you’re deaf. How will be discern what the web producing superhero is saying? You’re throwing the popcorn at the screen in boredom and …

10 simple tips on communicating with Deaf travellers

After travelling around the world in the last seven years as a deaf traveller, I've become aware that the top issue faced by deaf travellers is simple communication. Seriously. In every travel company, every transport route, tourism boards and even fellow travellers, simple communication tips for those talking with people with deafness and hearing loss …

I Solo Deaf Travelled in 35 Countries, you can too!

Are you someone who is deaf or have hearing loss? Do you feel the urge to travel around the world? Are you worried you can't do it on your own? Then you don't need to worry what so ever! If I can travel around the world as a deaf traveller, then you can too. In …

Travelling solo with a Cochlear Implant around the World

Cochlear Implant

‘You’re not going to travel around the world especially if you’re deaf’  A friend said to rain on my parade over a coffee when I revealed my intentions. I was still in my corporate job and I firmly declared what I would be doing six months later. I just gathered enough money to buy a …

My Cochlear Implant Journey

Cochlear Implant

This will be the first in a series about my deafness. Travelling will test me to the limit particularly in a foriegn speaking country and I hope this blog will inspire many deaf people to seize the day and NOT let their deafness put a limiting factor of their fun, enjoyment and experience! First of all, …

Are UK trains deaf friendly? 

Trains

'Dammit!'  I swore loudly as yet another train that I was on heading into London changed destination, this time heading to Kings Cross instead of Moorgate in East London. I suppose I knew something was up as the tannoy crackled with a non-descript voice making an announcement as we arrived in one of the stops, …