DEX – Deaf Experience Limited

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where they live.


Deaf young people between the ages of 11 and 30 who live in Yorkshire.

DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the term “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all deaf children and young people.

What DO we do?

We hold lots of events where deaf young people can have fun, learn something new and meet others!

We have two different groups. The DEX Deaf Youth Hub (DDYH) is for 11 to 17 year olds and the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) is for 17 to 30 year olds.

Interpreters are at all events to help everyone to chat and make friends!


This short film was made by the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC)

to tell deaf and hard of hearing young people that it is never too late to learn British Sign Language, and how important it is for them to be bilingual in BSL and spoken language.

This helps deaf people to have a healthy social life, to be able to learn more easily, and become proud of one’s deaf identity.


This short film was made by the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC)

to tell parents of deaf and hard of hearing children about their experience and how important it is to be bilingual in English (and Welsh in Wales) and British Sign Language.

They explain the advantages of being bilingual and how much it has helped them to learn, socialise and be proud to be deaf.

West Yorkshire Local Offer Links

Bradford  >  Wakefield  >  Kirklees  >  Calderdale  >  Leeds