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 Event June 2024

DDYC Event June 2024

Our June DDYC event is trampolining at Jump Inc. in Leeds. It's on Friday 7th June between 5.30 and 8pm. There will be free refreshments afterwards. Please bring trampolining socks if you have them! We can help with travel costs. The deadline to book is 31st May....

Joint DDYC and DDYH Event April 2024

Joint DDYC and DDYH Event April 2024

Our April event is joint for the DDYC and DDYH (11-30 year olds) on Saturday 13th April! We will be going to LaserZone at Xscape Castleford for laser tag and food between 1 and 3pm! There are 12 places available and the deadline to book is 5th April. We can help with...

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...

‘Try the Trains’ morning with TransPennine Express!

‘Try the Trains’ morning with TransPennine Express!

We have a joint event during half term with TransPennine Express! We will be making a train journey with TransPennine Express staff to help our members grow in confidence and learn what support is available whilst travelling! This is a fantastic event to develop our...

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!

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...

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