DEXperience / DEX Deaf Youth Council

Our service is aimed at deaf children and deaf young people including those with additional needs, aged 0-25 years of age.

We work with Young Lives Wakefield, deaf organisations and Government agencies to facilitate the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) to provide information and support to parents, children and young people.

Recently we were awarded a £50,000 grant from Heritage Lottery Fund to encourage and empower deaf young people to discover their deaf identity and culture in a fun way.

 

We hold workshops on first Saturdays of each month.  All deaf young people are welcome to come to the workshops.For this year, DDYC are training deaf young people to use their smartphones in making British Sign Language videos.  DDYC recognises the powerful usage of smartphones for deaf young people in sending comments, compliments and complaints in British Sign Language to statutory authorities.

Read our Newsletters

 22/09/2017 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 3

10/05/2017 – 3 Days to Go!

20/04/2017 – DEX Deaf Awareness Day – 13th May 2017

12/10/2016 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 2

08/05/2016 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 1