On today’s programme See Hear joins in the celebrations marking the 175th anniversary of the oldest constituted Deaf society in the world, Deaf Action in Scotland. John Hay has compiled a booklet chronicling the society’s history. We join him in Edinburgh to find out more.
For more information on Deaf Action, please click here https://www.deafaction.org
We also join Deaf visitors on a trip to St Paul’s Cathedral. What does one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the capital have to offer the Deaf visitor? Production company, Remark, devised the media-guide that has recently become available for BSL users at St Paul’s. We go behind the scenes with them to find out what preparation goes into the production of the guides.
If you'd like to find out more about St. Pauls Cathedral and the new touchscreen multimedia guides, please visit https://www.stpauls.co.uk
And we talk to performer Rainer Hersch. In 1997, after contracting a virus, he went suddenly and profoundly deaf in one ear. This summer See Hear met up with him at the Edinburgh Festival.