Thursday, 28 March 2019

Conwy Translation and Support services.

Local authorities removing fiance for deaf support is the norm now, bearing in mind, those who don't use sign language and are deaf never had it anyway. Where is their support still?  Is the Welsh assembly using funds to discriminate by format used?  The irony of using sign language and subtitles that non-signers cannot get access to anyway. One acquired deaf person has never had text access or lip-spoken access because his partner had sign support already.   Effectively using one partner's mode to prevent the other from obtaining theirs. They also refused access for deaf parents to have assistance to visit a son in care because 'It's social access, and we aren't obliged to empower the deaf with that...'  Clearly, they aren't feeling any obligation to provide deaf with BSL either now.


Staff at the University of Birmingham have been investigating humans’ capacity to communicate without speech and relying only in their gestures, and how comprehensible these body movements are to an interlocutor. 

Dr Gerardo Ortega at the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham and Professor Asli Özyürek at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands created a database of gestures by investigating how people represent certain concepts with their hands and body. Different people were presented with words like ‘spoon’, ‘eating’, ‘pyramid’, ‘deer’ and they had to produce a spontaneous gesture to represent the same word. 

The study found that instead of producing different gestures, people were surprisingly systematic and for some concepts, they made the same gesture. For example, for ‘spoon’ most people produced the action of bringing a spoon to the mouth. For ‘pyramid’, most people traced a triangular shape. An interesting finding is that most of the times, people used actions to represent all concepts. Instead of tracing shapes in the air there was a high prevalence of gestures showing how the body interacts with the concept they are referring to. 

Dr Gerardo Ortega said: "When we think of language we immediately think of a spoken or written word whose orthography and meaning can be searched in a dictionary. But the reality is that humans developed the capacity of language during face-to-face interactions where the body is a fundamental tool to express a message. If you are in a noisy bar, you’d probably produce a gesture recreating the action of bringing a glass to the mouth to tell your friend that you’d like a pint. 

This example shows that we have the capacity to communicate without relying on speech and using our bodies. Gestures have this communicative power because they have the property of iconicity: they recreate the form of the concept people are talking about." 

Note: One gesture they could include equally valid... do they actually pay people to state the obvious?

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Brexit or Bust.: The shame of 'Deaf' involvement.

Image result for bexitRemainers cannot agree to stay either.  Deaf or Hearing! The disgraceful political shenanigans and pointless remainer protests still carry on as the UK plunges to new lows after the demand for MP's to 'Take Control' of Brexit negotiations via 8 options descended to chaos too and resulted in all 8 'alternatives' getting no consensus.  But the sun is shining the weather's good, let's march!

For those who want a deaf UK angle we recommend you don't, they are blatant and oppressive disinformation sites that block Brexit responses and oppose free speech.  We deplore pro-deaf remainer sites leading the disinformation dissemination, hey ho they are from London too!  Probably the same people who attack CI's, alleviations, genetic research and approaches to education too... while supporting a Russian sympathiser and terrorist friend who is anti-Semitic and who would refuse to defend our country in the case of a hostile attack on us.  Deaf groups worship him because they are stupid too.

As for marching the streets, the claim of 1m was challenged allegedly, as false and nearer 300,000 and the 5m who posted to a petition was challenged as ably assisted by 'bots' to flesh out the opposition in as much as it is all 'fake news'.  Notwithstanding no petition in recent memory has ever succeeded in parliament.  There are no facts, only opinions and who you believe.  

Mrs May is still the only person WITH a plan on leaving the European Union the EU itself agrees with, after yesterdays' obvious display of disunity and a disgraceful plea by Komrad Korbyn to ask for schoolkids to vote to get him in, Mrs May used him as a doormat and resident loony...

Now they are, despite the clock still ticking toward April 12th, arguing and planning for a new PM or election.  It is  London and the MP's against the UK electorate.   MP's who have defied the voter, their leaders, a national referendum decision, and their own party manifestos.  drunk with the power they have, but drunk all the same with all the nonsense and incoherence that goes with it.

What if pro-EU wins? Do we all adopt the same view it makes no difference what a majority is,  we want a re-run again until we win again?  After all that is what remainers are demanding, we could be arguing till doomsday and enmeshed with relentless 'people's' Votes which yesterday too they couldn't agree with!   If you want to remain you have to be happy being a laughing stock in Europe and told when to wipe your own backside.  Who will they replace Mrs May WITH? given none of the MP's or parties we see can agree on anything?  You would need to replace those there first.  They all accept a new election will result in the same thing happening again.

Unless Parliament is dissolved and a new constitution is put in place that prevents the idiots and incompetents ruling us it will just be more of the same.   Enough is enough and a majority voted to leave the EU if we reject majority decisions in favour of minorities where is the hope for democracy?  A country run by the hashtag cultists and Snowflakes?  God forbid we end up like the USA where extremes run the place.  As for sites like Limping Chicken a travesty of fair play and sheer Bias supported by charities with a vested interest, and pro-remainers, posters with obvious bias, does nobody check?