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.



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...

DDYC Virtual Meetings

DDYC Virtual Meetings

Thanks to the NHS funding the DEX Deaf Youth Council has been meeting virtually, and had their takeaway Thai and pizzas together. They hope to have more fun events, including cooking together. If you are interested contact: zara.emery@dex.org.uk

Zoom Comedy Night With John Smith

Zoom Comedy Night With John Smith

The DEX Deaf Youth Council held its comedy night with John Smith on Zoom. Very many thanks to John for making us laugh - so much needed! We are also signing Coronavirus news for the members to explain the issues and for interesting debates.......thank you to the NHS...

DDYC Hollywood Bowl and Pizza

DDYC Hollywood Bowl and Pizza

Bowling and pizza - The DEX Deaf Youth Council playing out! Great to see new and long standing members and sorry that some couldn’t be with us yesterday. Zara and Leah, Project Coordinators, have done us proud again. Edinburgh here we come next month....    ...

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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