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.
About The Author
Jill Jones is the Chair of the Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group (DEX) and was the co-founder of DEX in 1994. Jill is passionate about deaf education and the vital need for its change. She has been DEX Company Secretary and also worked as a Project Manager for DEX. Jill has two children, two step-children and eight grandchildren, two of whom are deaf, is married to David, also deaf. She loves youth work, art, yoga, football, bird watching, politics and Deaf politics and being with her family.
The BSL welcome to the DEX website
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.
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- Jill Jones
- Steve Gibson