uk.people.deaf is an unmoderated Internet newsgroup for discussion
and announcements related to deafness and surrounding issues. You
certainly don't have to be deaf to read or contribute to this
newsgroup, nor do you have to be in the UK, although the topics of
discussion should be of interest to people reading the newsgroup in
uk.people.deaf is for text messages only. Binaries and other encoded
messages should not be posted to the newsgroup. If a contributor
wishes to make binary content files available to the readers of the
newsgroup they should either arrange for the file to be made
available on an ftp or www server or should offer to send the file
by email on request.
Advertisements for products and services that have been advertised
in this newsgroup or elsewhere on a regular basis should not be
posted to uk.people.deaf.
Commercial connections of posters to the newsgroup may be indicated
by a modest mention in the message signature.
Advertisements may be acceptable provided that they fall into one of
the following categories:
- Novel products or services that are likely to be of particular
interest to readers of uk.people.deaf. Hearing aids are unlikely
to fall into the category of novel products unless they
represent a significant improvement on previously available
- Concise responses to requests for information, especially if the
question is frequently asked.
- Announcements of events, for example signed theatre
performances, open days, exhibitions and so on that might not
otherwise be brought to the attention of the intended audience.
Contributions to uk.people.deaf don't have to be serious or of
lasting (or even transient) value, but care should be taken not to
cause gratuitous offence to other contributors to the group.
It is expected that contributors to the group will respect the
generally accepted rules of netiquette with regards to restricting
the amount of quoting of previous articles to the minimum required
to put the reply into context. Signatures should be restricted to a
modest size in order to minimise the amount of scrolling required to
read the complete message.
uk.people.deaf Discussion about issues relating to deaf people