NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 2009

YouTube Introduces Automatic Captions for Deaf Viewers

Added 23 Nov 2009

YouTube's parent company Google has announced on its blog that automatic subtitles are to start being rolled out across its website. The machine generate subtitles will, at first, only be found on 13 channels. These include National Geographic, Columbia and most of Google and YouTube channels.

Awards Night Recognises Best of the Best

Added 13 Nov 2009

Thursday 12 November was a great night for everyone who is working to achieve a society in which deaf people have full access.150 nominees and guests packed into the exquisite Private Rooms of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Buckingham Gate for the Signature Annual Awards Ceremony.

Lady Winifred Tumim

Added 06 Nov 2009

It is with great sadness we have learned that Lady Winifred Tumim has died. As a tireless campaigner for better and more accessible communication with Deaf people, Winifred's work contributed directly to a more equitable and inclusive society.

BSL Teacher Wins Belfast Telegraph 'Woman of the Year'

Added 05 Nov 2009

Longstanding BSL teacher, Elizabeth McAughtry, from Lurgan, has won this year's Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year in Education. Elizabeth was nominated for the award by Pam Tilson, Communications Manager with Signature in Northern Ireland.