DDYC – DEX Deaf Youth Council

About 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.

Read about the Deaf Story Heritage Project

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.



New DDYC Project Starting

We have a new DDYC project starting in September to develop the DEX Deaf Youth Council! If you are aged 17 years - 30 years and interested please contact...

DDYC Flamborough Beach Clean Up

As part of the ASDAN Citizenship course, eleven DDYC members went over to Flamborough to visit the Living Seas Centre and to take part in a beach clean up. We are working on Module 2 Community and Volunteering....

DEX Deaf Youth Coucil Meet John McDonnell

Some of the DEX Deaf Youth Council went to meet John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, last week. The meeting was held by Jon Trickett MP (he is on the left of the photo). Jon and John McDonnell have promised to introduce a government Bill for...

Humans of Leeds – DEX

“I was born and lived in Pakistan in my early childhood. When I was three my family found out I was deaf. My dad decided to go to the audiologist for hearing tests and hearing aids. He wanted an implant for me but they were too expensive and we couldn’t...

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

Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers’ Group (DEXperience)

We are an entirely deaf-led organisation that exists to raise awareness of the daily struggle that deaf children have in mainstream education.

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.