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!
The Labour Party recently produced a BSL video to commemorate the 15th anniversary of BSL week. DEX contacted Jon Trickett, MP, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Lord President of the Council, to complain about the quality of BSL used. This...read more
PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM THE WORKING GROUP ON BSL LEGISLATION (of which DEX is a member) - 27.3.18: Recent work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness (APPGD) by members of UKCoD, regarding an Inquiry into the cost of BSL recognition, stalled due...read more
New Deaf Club opens on Thursday 12th April! Please check out the Castle Communication Services Facebook page for further details. Deaf Club will be at Profiles Building, Portholme Cresent, Selby, YO8...read more
Recently DEX has been involved in the facilitation of the BSL Costing Inquiry Group to meet again to work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness (APPGD). The APPGD is a group of MPs and House of Lords peers who want to support the Deaf...read more
Sunday 18th March marks the 15th anniversary of the official recognition of British Sign Language (BSL) by the last Labour government. This is a date to celebrate with great pride, as it gave deaf people the basic recognition they deserve. But that there...read more
The Silent Child is to be shown on Good Friday at 19:40 on BBC1! We are impressed with the backstage arrangements that were made in order to get the film shown on the mainstream media at a peak viewing time - very much need publicity for our cause and...read more
London here we come! Deaf Yorkshire young people are descending on you this weekend - so Deaf culture alert! As part of the My Deaf Story and Citizenship projects we are going to find Deaf activities as well as learn about the Bank of England and the...read more
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