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Life looks brighter now…

Here’s another of the many case studies coming from AD Community, highlighting how our PA support impacts on the lives of our service users.

Joan Galliford-Grier was referred to the AD Community service by her Places for People Tenancy Support worker, Mhairi in 2012. Despite already receiving support for her correspondence, Mhairi recognised that Joan was [Read More]

“AD Community has been, and is, an essential component in Jean’s life…”

PA support – a life changing experience for a deaf BSL user
Here’s the first one of many case studies coming from AD Community, highlighting how our PA support impacts on the lives of our service users.

Jean Robert Van Oosten was referred by Derbyshire Social Care Services back in November 2015, as he required a PA [Read More]

King Richard III Visitor Centre – Sign Language Tours

Press release from our friend, King Richard III Visitor Centre…
Following the previous success of BSL tours at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, we are pleased to announce two dates for this year.
Tours will take place on the following dates

Saturday 3rd September, 10:30am and 2pm
Saturday 12th November, 10:30am and 2pm

and will be conducted completely in [Read More]

Another very happy customer!

When we were approached by this lady’s daughter we were only too happy to help.  Her mother had seen our posters and thought ‘that’s so true, that’s so my life.’ She had become deaf through illness and although it has been difficult to hear in many situations she feels she manages well.

However, the lady’s daughter [Read More]

Our exciting work with Dans le Noir? – Revealed!

We have recently had the great privilege of working over the last few weeks with the staff of a well-known Farringdon-based restaurant, Dans Le Noir?, supporting them to bring their new concept of the Silent Party from their Barcelona restaurant to London. Dans Le Noir is famous for its dining in the dark, (yes, that’s [Read More]

Not yet taken advantage of our special offer?



Don’t forget to order your set of our eye-catching high-resolution A3 deaf awareness posters at the special offer price of just £7.99 if you order before 2nd May. We have sold the posters to countries all over the world [Read More]

SPECIAL OFFER FOR A LIMITED PERIOD – 20% off our Deaf Awareness Posters!


Perfect for Deaf Awareness Week 2nd – 8th May 2016, our set of four thought-provoking deaf awareness posters highlight the importance of clear communication, promoting a positive and inclusive message about the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Bold and striking, [Read More]

Staff at NHS Leicester City CCG learn to sign!

Last Monday Action Deafness (AD)’ BSL Tutor, Hanisha, had the privilege of delivering an ‘Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)’ training session for staff at NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at St John’s House in Leicester, to improve access for any future deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing patients. The programme included aspects [Read More]

Great News for Action Deafness, and 22 sign language students!

During 2015, Action Deafness Cultural’s Lottery funded HearNow Forward project was able to offer two free British Sign Language Level 1 courses in Derby, for people to improve communication with deaf people for whom BSL is their first language.

One course was specifically aimed at parents/carers of deaf children, to improve communication within the ‘family’ unit, [Read More]

Christmas sales from Action Deafness Books!

Christmas is coming…….it’s only a few days away…

Are you still looking for presents?

We have a great offer for you! 15% off all the products in our online bookshop! So…

If your family and friends are learning British Sign Language, you could give them a wonderful gift this Christmas – we have a wide range of DVDs [Read More]