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.

DDYC News

 

DDYC 16th July Event

DDYC 16th July Event

Our FREE DDYC event in July will be a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park! We will be shown round by Martin Glover who is a Deaf Artist! There will be a free coach from Queens Hotel in Leeds that will take us to and from Yorkshire Sculpture Park. There will be a free...

DDYC 23rd June Event

DDYC 23rd June Event

We have decided to add another FREE DDYC event in June! We will be showing CODA at Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People on Thursday 23rd June, 6-8pm. It's such a great film! Click here to watch the information in BSL: https://youtu.be/oBVxKuUcfrM Please let Sabah...

DDYC 18th June Event

DDYC 18th June Event

Our next FREE DDYC event is on Saturday 18th June. We will be going for a meal at Bab Tooma and then walking round Roundhay Park. Please text Sabah if you'd like to come, her number is on the bottom of the poster.  Here's the link to the BSL clip on YouTube:...

DDYC Volunteer Runs Edinburgh Marathon

DDYC Volunteer Runs Edinburgh Marathon

Morning everyone - amazing news! Our DDYC volunteer and Board rep Hattie and her twin sister Annabel ran the Edinburgh marathon yesterday in a fantastic 4 hours 34 minutes!!! They also raised a huge £1360 for DEX - incredible 🤩 The money they have raised will help DEX...

DDYC Party May 22

DDYC Party May 22

On Saturday 14th May we celebrated our recent National Lottery Community Fund funding award of £209,080 to deliver deaf youth work for the next 3 years! It was such a lovely day with beautiful weather Our members had a great day chatting and enjoying lots of free food...

DDYC May Celebration Event

DDYC May Celebration Event

We are having a celebration event on Saturday 14th May! We want to tell our deaf young people how we plan to spend our National Lottery Community Fund money! Yvonne Cobb from BBC See Hear will be presenting us with our big cheque too! We'd love to see as many deaf...

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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