Why I Set Up Deaf Blog The Limping Chicken

I set up The Limping Chicken, a deaf news website and blog, in February 2012. My life hasn’t been the same since!

From that day onwards, we have published at least one article every weekday, featuring over 120 deaf writers, and gaining over 2 million views.


In December, we broke the worldwide story about the fake interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial service, which by far was our biggest story to date – the site crashed for a while (but luckily we managed to fix it!).

We have a number of supporters, which enables the site to exist, and we are honoured to count Phonak among them.

Although it keeps me very busy, writing, editing, moderating comments and finding new contributors, it’s the best job I’ve ever had!

So why did I set it up?

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