DDYC – DEX Deaf Youth Council

About DEXperience / DEX Deaf Youth Council

Our service is aimed at deaf children and deaf young people including those with additional needs, aged 0-30 years of age.

We work with Young Lives Wakefield, deaf organisations and Government agencies to facilitate the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) to provide information and support to parents, children and young people.

Recently we were awarded a £50,000 grant from Heritage Lottery Fund to encourage and empower deaf young people to discover their deaf identity and culture in a fun way.

Read about the Deaf Story Heritage Project

We hold workshops on first Saturdays of each month.  All deaf young people are welcome to come to the workshops.

For this year, DDYC are training deaf young people to use their smartphones in making British Sign Language videos.

DDYC recognises the powerful usage of smartphones for deaf young people in sending comments, compliments and complaints in British Sign Language to statutory authorities.



BSL Club Covid Update

BSL Club Covid Update

We had to make some changes to our BSL club because of Covid-19. It will now be running at Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People and on Zoom. To book a place please text Zara. Please share with anyone who might be...

DDYC End of Year Update

DDYC End of Year Update

DEX has been really busy this year and we're very proud of the things we have achieved 🙂 We're also very grateful for all of the support you have given us. We've got lots of exciting things planned for next year 🤩 We wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a very happy...

DDYC Plans for the New Year

DDYC Plans for the New Year

Lots of people asked on Saturday at the Christmas meal what we had planned for the DDYC in the new year, so here are all the events videos! We're really looking forward to all three events Please let Zara know if you'd like to come Please feel free to share with...

COVID-19 Rules Update (Dec 2021)

There have been some changes to the Covid-19 rules.   Find out what the changes are and why in our new video! The travel rules are quite complicated.   If you need any help to understand you can book in a one to one with a member of staff    

Read our Newsletters


22/09/2017 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 3 
10/05/2017 – 3 Days to Go! 
20/04/2017 – DEX Deaf Awareness Day – 13th May 2017 
12/10/2016 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 2
08/05/2016 – DDYC My Deaf Story – Issue 1

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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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