What is DEX?

Deaf EXperience Limited (DEX) is a charity which campaigns nationally to improve access to education, wellbeing and quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing young people.

We support deaf young people across Yorkshire to meet other young deaf people and to share their experiences. We welcome young people with any level of deafness and all communication methods.

DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the term “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all deaf children and young people.

What do we do?

We hold lots of events where deaf young people can have fun, learn something new and meet others! We have two different groups. The DEX Deaf Youth Hub (DDYH) is for 11 to 17 year olds and the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) is for 17 to 30 year olds.. Interpreters are at all events to help everyone to chat and make friends!

Outreach

Do you work with deaf young people aged between 11 and 30? Are you based in West Yorkshire? We can come to your school, college or organisation to deliver a FREE outreach session to explain what we offer for deaf young people!

DDYH

  • For deaf young people between the ages of 11 and 17 who live in West Yorkshire
  • Events are held every 2 months and are completely FREE!
  • Interpreters will be at all events to help everyone to make friends
  • Don’t miss out on a chance to have lots of fun and spend time with other young deaf people!

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DDYC

Image of group of young deaf people at Roundhay Park Leeds
  • For deaf young people between the ages of 17 and 30 who live in West Yorkshire
  • Events are held every month and are completely FREE!
  • Interpreters will be at all events to help everyone to make friends
  • Don’t miss out on a chance to have lots of fun and spend time with other young deaf people!
  • We also offer a FREE advocacy service to members of the DDYC

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Latest DEX News

DEX’s Mission Statement

DEX has a new Mission Statement: DEX’s vision is to be the deaf-led organisation that:-promotes and encourages the experience and education of deaf children in order to thrive-protects sign language and the deaf community. You can watch the BSL version on our YouTube...

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Work for DEX! Project Coordinator Wanted!

Deaf Experience Ltd (DEX) Project Coordinator – DEX Deaf Young People’s Urban Safety Project   We are a small but lively and friendly deaf-led charity with a formidable track record of improving the wellbeing and quality of life of deaf children and young people. To...

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Joint DDYC and DDYH Event March 2024

Joint DDYC and DDYH Event March 2024

Our March event is joint for the DDYC and DDYH (11-30 year olds) on Saturday 2nd March! We will be going ice skating and for food at Bradford Ice Arena, BD5 0AD between 1 and 3pm. There are 15 places available and the deadline to book is 23rd February. We can help...

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Joint DDYC and DDYH Event January 2024

Joint DDYC and DDYH Event January 2024

Members of the DDYC and DDYH went to see a BSL interpreted performance of Cinderella at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax earlier this month. They had a fantastic time and we're hoping to do the same thing next year!

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DDYC Event February 2024

DDYC Event February 2024

Our February DDYC event is joint with Leeds Deaf Youth Club. It's on Friday 2nd February between 6 and 9pm at Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People. There will be a pool competition, food, games and chance to chill and chat! Please note Leeds Deaf Youth Club...

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