19 Jun Why one deaf man didn't vote until his 40s

The podcast this week dives into some of the stats and happenings around disability at the 2017 general election with two interesting guests. (A transcript will appear below shortly)"Deaf people were more engaged than during any other election," says Charlie Swinbourne, editor of popular deaf news blog Limping Chicken. Facebook and other social networks allowed British sign language users to easily post videos, and deaf politics groups were over-run with comments on community matters. Eleanor Lisney is one of the founders of hashtag #CripTheVoteUK, part of a campaign to get lots more disabled people voting. Find out how many users they reached and how it got into the trending top 5. As this was a snap election, there was less time than usual to produce party manifestos in alternative formats like BSL and easy read ... so they were published very close to polling day, rather late in the day says Daniel Gordon who worked on Ouch's election coverage. We discuss how this impacted on those who need extra time and support to make a decision.Presented by Emma Tracey with Dan Gordon. Email ouch@bbc.co.uk tweet @bbcouch or find us on Facebook. Tell us what you think, and tell us your story. Subscribe to Ouch as a weekly podcast. It's not about disability, it's just disability-ish. Please review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do this then more people who'd like the show will get to hear about it. And you can help too by sharing ...
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