Every deaf child’s wellbeing matters to us and to you!
DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the word “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all children who have hearing loss.
DEXperience welcomes everybody, whatever education experience you have. We have adopted ‘DEXperience’ to show that we are inclusive of all.
We are a deaf-led organisation that was set up to support deaf people who are being educated in mainstream education, or who attended mainstream schools. Deaf people who attended Deaf schools want to support this campaign too.
Here’s the BSL welcome to the DEX website!
Some DEX Deaf Youth Council members went to a local Constituency Labour Party meeting to learn more from Jon Trickett, MP and Shadow Cabinet member, after meeting him several weeks ago. He told the CLP meeting that DEX's lobbying and his support resulted...read more
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse DEX was invited to be a consultant, with SignHealth and NSPCC, at a meeting on 21 February 2018, of the government’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and its Truth Project:...read more
What an amazing achievement for Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton, and of course Maisie Sly, and not forgetting the film crew!!! - to take British Sign Language to a world-wide audience in such a prestigious venue! We salute you all.read more
BSL on the national curriculum debate in Westminster on 5 March 2018! Select Committee Press Notice For news and updates follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter@HoCPetitions Select Committee Media Officer: Mark Jenner, email:...read more
OUR LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED 10th January IN THE GUARDIAN: "Your article - Educational support for deaf children “in disarray” 8 January 2018 - reflects the emphasis on the shortage of teachers of deaf children in the 2017 survey in...read more
Report shows number of specialist teachers has been cut by 14% but the number of children requiring support is up by 31% Educational support for England’s 45,000 deaf children is “in complete disarray” with a dwindling number of specialist teachers...read more
Paddy Ladd, who went to university, talks about his mainstream education and about other deaf people who were mainstreamed. The video opens on the BSL websiteread more
Aliko Lu is one of the DDYC members and a Deaf vlogger. Here's what she has to say about her YouTube channel: "I'm vlogging about my real life and attend to events. I'm profoundly deaf and use British Sign Language to communicate. I'm also a makeup...read more
A profoundly deaf six year-old girl from Swindon is heading for Hollywood after a film she starred in, designed to promote awareness around hearing impairment, was shortlisted for the Oscars. “When we tell Maisie about the message of the film, she simply...read more
Mary Hare Deaf school is the last bastion, hanging on grimly, of an era of cruelty to deaf children, as the vast majority of remaining deaf schools now use BSL-medium education. Whilst deaf peers and learning social skills are an important aspect of...read more
Jon Trickett MP holds his surgery at the very smart Moorthorpe station which has its own cafe. The door of his surgery gives a warm welcome to all his constituents. All the deaf young people were proud to stand by the door!read more
The Chair of DEX (Jill Jones), was elected and is representing DEX and the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) at the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD), as a Director on the Board. She has been a UKCoD trustee before. UKCoD is the Secretariat to the All Party...read more