In today’s programme we look at the issues surrounding deaf and hard of hearing access to the world of politics. Does poor communication between politicians and the deaf community, as well as minimal deaf representation in parliament, mean that the needs of deaf people are not being met? We speak to a number of key figures on the subject and put their concerns to Maria Miller, Minister for Disabled People. And to get into the swing of the new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ we meet former winner, professional ballroom dancer Karen Hardy. She’s known to millions of fans for her triumphs on the dance floor, but today she speaks to See Hear about the severe ear disease that could have brought her glittering career to a premature end.
Archives for October 2010
On today’s programme we celebrate the achievements of five Deaf and hard of hearing heroes who have all been voted regional finalists in the Sound Barrier Star Awards. Memnos Costi is backstage on judging day as each finalist waits to find out if they will be named the 2010 winner. He also attends the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by Coronation Street star William Roache.
Sorry for the short notice. Due to the extended coverage of the Commonwealth Games, See Hear will be on today at 14.15
On today’s programme we look at the emotive and controversial research into potential cures for deafness. We highlight some of the latest developments and ask the crucial questions, is this really what the deaf community wants and could deafness eventually be eradicated?
We follow profoundly Deaf viewer Tomato Lichy as he puts these questions to a leading scientist in the field.
Also on the show, we attend a special awards ceremony at Wolverhampton University, where the Chairman of the British Deaf Association and former See Hear editor Terry Riley, receives his honorary degree for his services to the Deaf community.
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And, please remember, next week's programme will go out on Thursday, 21st of October at 13.45. We apologize for the short notice, but please be assured that See Hear will be back in it's normal Wednesday slot at 13.00 from the 27th of October onwards.
See you then!
On today’s programme we find out more about the special relationship hearing children have with their Deaf parents and we also look into the unique considerations of growing up between two worlds and cultures.
Memnos Costi and his hearing daughters invite us into their home and we catch up with some other familiar faces too - former See Hear presenter Martin Colville and current in-vision interpreter Alban Ward-Welch talk about their experiences as children of deaf adults.
Also on the show we follow beauty queen hopeful Siobhan Brindley-Lewis. Having recently made history as the first profoundly deaf woman to win a place in the final of a mainstream beauty contest will Siobhan go all the way in her bid for the Miss England 2010 crown?
And don't forget , due to the coverage of the Commonwealth Games next week's programme will be at the later time of 2 pm.