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 of our recommendations for action which we submitted as a Shadow Report and then its updated report have been included in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' report on the UK - Concluding observations on the initial report of...read more
REVIEW: September 2017 BATOD Magazine (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf) ' These are some of the ensuing comments: "This is lovely. It will be brilliant." "It will make the loveliest signing course." "Look at the useful contacts with the #...read more
As millions of children head back to school for the start of term, today we celebrate one educational institution in particular: the Braidwood Academy. Opened in 1760 in Edinburgh, Braidwood is considered the UK’s first school for deaf children and the...read more
Further to the DEX/DDYC Citizenship announced early in August. We have further details. The BSL post:read more
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) meets on Wednesday and Thursday this week to discuss the UK. DEX has already submitted written evidence in the form of 2 papers: In 2011 DEX was asked by the Equality and Human Rights...read more
Thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a truly amazing deaf experience for all the young deaf ex-mainstreamers.read more
We have a new project for a CITIZENSHIP course with the DEX Deaf Youth Council, starting in September 2017. Any deaf young people living within travelling distance to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, please Contact Us for more information or to register. The...read more
HOW TO ACHIEVE DEAF IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT Writing about Deaf identity in a short article is almost impossible, but an attempt must be made as is a crucial part of each deaf child’s wellbeing. The term “Deaf identity” is often used in the Deaf community and...read more
This is a great read. The following text is from a post, written by the authors, on The Limping Chicken: "The book is about our daughter Ava, who is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves...read more
Cochlear implants are touted as a medical miracle — and for some people, they do work wonders. For others, however, the implants can cause more harm than good. Five years ago, a deaf woman named Sloan Churman decided to film herself at the moment she...read more
On Saturday 1st July, a great time was held by 12 DDYC members at the Get Cooking workshop in Leeds led by The Deaf Punk Chef, Scott Garthwaite. Big thanks to Zara Emery for setting the workshop off in contacting the chef and finding a suitable workshop...read more
DEX Deaf Awareness Day 13th May 2017 Click to read the full...read more