James Clarke's Ushers and 100 Running Medals Deaf Forum March 2017

James Clarke Deaf Forum photo

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As part of BSL Week,Deaflink invited James Clarke from London, to talk to us about his life - his Ushers Syndrome and 100 Running Medals achievement! Many thanks to James for his time, informative/visual presentation and answered some of our audience members' questions!

Below are the BSL Videos of both halves of the Deaf Forum, Deaf Forum Update presentation from Joanne Fortune, part of James' presentation, a transcript in English and link to James' Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/10Challenges.

BSL Video - 1st Half of Deaf Forum

BSL Video - 2nd Half of Deaf Forum

Deaf Forum Update presentation from Joanne Fortune

click here for PDF Update presentation

James' presentation (with his permission)

Click here for James' PDF presentation


Click here for Transcript

Many thanks to everyone who came! :)

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk

Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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