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.



The READY Study (Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth)

The READY Study (Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth)

READY stands for Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth. This is a research study following over 500 young deaf people from a wide variety of backgrounds living in England, Scotland or Wales. Aged at least 16 at the point they join the study, they will be...

DEX Deaf Youth Council Bowling

DEX Deaf Youth Council Bowling

DEX Deaf Youth Council is meeting in groups of 6 people keeping social distance and went bowling and for a meal in Leeds. Here is social distancing whilst being social! All said it is so good to get out and see friends again!

DDYC Meet Again – In a Safe Way!

DDYC Meet Again – In a Safe Way!

DEX DEAF YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE STARTED TO MEET AGAIN IN A SAFE WAY IN SMALL GROUPS! Anyone who is deaf aged 17 to 30 years, and living in or near Yorkshire and would like to join the DDYC - contact us here. PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE! We are developing the DDYC - so...

DDYC York Trip

DDYC York Trip

The DEX Deaf Youth Council are meeting again locally after lockdown in small groups - this was in York for those from West and East Yorkshire. They walked the whole castle wall and booked a restaurant with a lot of news to catch up on! The next one is in Sheffield- if...

DDYC Bake Off

DDYC Bake Off

DEX Deaf Youth Council’s virtual Bake Off We have yet more hidden talents...

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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