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.
MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS ACCESS CHECKLIST – check your deaf child is attending the right school for wellbeing and safeguarding.
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
DEX Deaf Awareness Day - 13th May 2017 Welcome to our third newsletter from Deaf Ex-mainstreamers Group (DEX). We are organising a Deaf Awareness Day to celebrate the nationwide Deaf Awareness Weekbetween 15th to 21st May 2017. Our event will be on...read more
Some useful info here: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/deaf Click the images below to open the...read more
Last Saturday, it was the DDYC's third workshop on Smartphone Video Training and the Local Offer filming. Twelve Deaf young people came. In the morning session, the Deaf young people started throwing relevant questions on Giles Bowman, the trainer, on Data Allowance...read more
Wakefield College are celebrating BSL Week! Join our Sign Language Interpreters, Jenny and Tom, as they teach you a new sign every day throughout the week. This week, we're learning the BSL alphabet. Why not have a try yourself?read more
DEX and the DEX Deaf Youth Council is holding an exhibition on 13 May 2017 at the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield - 11 to 4.00pm. Do come along for a fun and interesting day - to look at the Hepworth's beautiful setting, sculptures and paintings, and to see Deaf artists'...read more
'My Deaf Story' Project Discovering our deaf culture, identity and heritage Welcome to our second newsletter from Deaf Ex-mainstreamers Group (DEX). In this newsletter, we will be talking more about what DEX Deaf Young Council (DDYC) are doing. DDYC...read more
'My Deaf Story Project - Discovering our deaf culture, identity and heritage' Report from Project Manager Steve Gibson I took over the project manager role from Sam Allen on 4th January 2016. On the same day, I met up with Jill Jones and Sam. At the...read more