We have selected some of the most useful links and resources on the web related to deafness and sing language. This section is updated reqularly so please be sure to visit again.
The UKs ultimate guide for people with disabilities.

Action On Hearing Loss
The largest organisation concerned with deafness, embracing all types and degrees of hearing loss.

AidRight Hearing Aid
Save money on a digital hearing aid, compare different digital hearing aids and take a complementary hearing test. The right digital hearing aid, the right price for hearing aids online.

University of Wolverhampton's excellent new BSL glossary which has approximately 1150 specialist signs and is both the largest corpus of BSL on the internet and the most extensive reference work for specialist BSL vocabulary in existence.

Association of Directors of Social Services
The Association of Directors of Social Services represents all the directors of social services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A-Z to Deafblindness
Informative site for people with combined sight and hearing loss

Baby Activities
Helping parents across the UK to find toddler and baby activities within their local area. Search for baby yoga, swimming classes, toddler football, baby signing and many more activities.

BBC See Hear!
Weekly magazine television programme for Deaf and hard of hearing people, with news and quiz. Presented in BSL with open subtitles.

New non-commercial UK site run by hearing aid audiologists, providing information for Hard of Hearing people, on hearing aids and hearing loss.

British Deaf Association
The organisation of and for Deaf people. The voice of Britain's Deaf Community

BSL for kids
A delightful site with a raft of imaginative new developments using the LET'S SIGN BSL graphics - includes personalised items. Specialists in BSL materials for Special Needs - Autism, Down Syndrome and children with speech and language difficulties.

BSL InfoWeb
Information about Sign Language, Deaf history, Deaf culture and contemporary deaf issues for sign language users and students, with a range of animations and static images.

Check the Map
An easily accessible interface to find services for people with disabilities in your area, or in other areas around the country. NB to Webmasters, the more links to this not-for-profit site, the more useful it becomes.

CHILD Deaf Youth Project
CHILD (Child Hearing Impairment & Language Development) Deaf Project is a Deaf led registered charity originally established in 1996 to work for the benefit of all D/deaf and hard of hearing children and young people within the Tees Valley area.

A FREE assisted self-build website service for all non profit groups, schools, charities, clubs and societies in the North East. Hosted by The Northern Echo, with CommuniGate. No special web-authoring tools or experience needed.

Community Care
The information service for all care professionals.

Connexions County Durham
Is a service for all young people aged 13-19 in County Durham. We provide information, advice, and support in areas such as careers, training, education, lifestyle, bullying, health, relationships, leisure/free-time, drugs and much more.

Contact a Family
Helping families who care for children with any disability or special need. We have information on over 1,000 rare syndromes and rare disorders and can put families in touch with each other, and are also able to assist affected adults.

Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP)
CACDP is the nationally recognised examining body in the various communication methods used by deaf people. Curricula, examinations and qualifications are available for the range of communication methods in use.

Crazy Colour (Office Survival)
Helping people at work with information, advice, tools and an online community with discussion area and useful hand books which also cover disability issues.

Deaf Parenting UK
Registered charity and independent organisation dedicated to delivering a range of programmes/ services targeted at Deaf parents.

Deaf Plus
We aim to provide deaf and hearing people with the means to achieve their potential through information services, training programmes, and one-to-one support. (Previously known as Breakthrough Deaf-Hearing Integration).

Deaf Stroke Project
For information about the effects of a stroke and how it may affect Deaf people's use of sign language, and access to services and communication with friends and family. If you know someone who has a stroke please contact us via the website.

Deaf Studies: University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, Lancashire, England, is one of two UK universities offering degree and postgraduate courses in Deaf Studies.

Deafax Trust is based on the Bulmershe Campus of the the University of Reading, and is involved in helping deaf and hearing people develop their communication and literacy skills using technology an other methods

Directory of British Sign Language and deaf related resources.

Deafblind UK
The Association of Deafblind and Dual Sensory Impaired People

Deafblind UK's Scottish Office
The association of deafblind and dual sensory impaired people., Deaf Internet search engine and have combined to create

Deafchild International
De@fchild International is a catalyst for the creation of personal and educational opportunities for deaf and hearing children to communicate with each other.
Deaf internet search engine. Comprehensive data base of Deaf clubs, organisations, businesses and related sites. Registration is free to all Clubs and Organisations who would like a link, or to promote an event.

Connecting all people with a hearing loss in Northants and Rutland - through equal rights, equal access, understanding and respect.

Deafness Research UK
The UK's only national medical research charity for hearing-impaired people. Provides information on the latest advances in medicine, technology, health care and research for deaf and hearing-impaired people.

Deafness Resource Australia
Deafness Resource Australia (DRA) is the trading division of Australian Communication Exchange. A useful directory of Australian contacts.

Department for Education and Skills
Creating opportunity, releasing potential, achieving excellence.

Derby College for Deaf People
Derby College for Deaf People is a residential college placing students into mainstream colleges with supporting staff at each location. Visit the site for more details on facilities and activities.

Disability Equality in Education
DEE provides training, consultancy and resources to promote the inclusion of disabled people in mainstream education and disability equality in general. UK Registered Charity 1055287

Disability Now
This is the UK's leading disability site, giving a whole range of useful information: articles, links, adverts and an archive.

Disability Rights Commission
Independent body working to end discrimination against - and equalise opportunities for - disabled people, promoting good practice to employers and service providers, with advice and information relating to the Disability Discrimination Act.

A first point of contact for all disabilities worldwide. At Disability World web site our aim is to provide a simple and easy means for you to browse the Internet for information that can help you.

Early Childhood Education
For expert advise on early childhood education. EarlyChildhoodEducation contains over 50 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.

Educational Interactive Learning
This site supports people with a specific learning difficulty that hinders the learning of literacy skills. It was designed for the young and old.

Employment Service
Information about jobs, training and careers through the learning and work bank (being developed).

Equality North East Website
Information for businesses and individuals relating to race, gender, disability, age, religion and culture, sexual orientation and related issues such as Work Life Balance, Recruitment, Selection, Harassment and Bullying.

American based site, Special needs family friendly fun - enhancing the quality and enjoyment of family life for special needs families.

FireAngel design, manufacture, distribute and sell smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms – with products available for deaf people.

Focus on Disability
A site with a wide range of information for those disabled and their carers in the UK.

Hartlepool Deaf Centre
Voluntary Organisation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people of Hartlepool providing social & educational activities. We also offer Deaf Awareness, Communication Tactics and BSL training to the public, companies, organisations, community groups and LAs.

Hearing Concern
Promotes awareness of the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people. Provides advice, support and campaigns on behalf of its client group.

Hearing Dogs For Deaf People
Hearing Dogs For Deaf People is a registered charity which trains dogs to alert their deaf owners to sounds such as; the alarm clock, telephone, doorbell, baby cry or smoke alarm. Most dogs are selected from rescue centres.

ICTeachers Ltd.
ICTeachers Ltd is a company of professional teachers offering online support to colleagues in schools.

A new site that will act as a Deaf Search Engine for sites relative to deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf & blind people, and offers a wide range of services such as forums, chats, business directory, dating service etc.

Inclusive Technology
Information and advice on the use of ICT in Special Needs education, including an introduction to the SEN Code of Practice. Provider of assistive technology software and access devices to the international Special Needs community.

Information Access for Deaf People
A one year Project to develop a videophone network for use by deaf people. The University of the West of England, Bristol.

Institute For Citizenship
We are an independent charitable trust. Our aim is to promote informed, active citizenship and greater participation in democracy and society through a combination of community projects, research, education and discussion and debate.

International Bibliography of Sign Language, University of Hamburg
The University of Hamburg's International Bibliography of Sign Language website contains over 30,100 titles of academic literature and 3,100 abstracts from journals.

JB Training
JB Training is a new training company offering BSL and Deaf Awareness training, family support, and a befriending service. We are a local business based in and around Darlington in the North East of England.

Jim Cromwell's Home Page
Interesting and personalised site with excellent photograpic images of British Two-Handed Fingerspelling Alphabet seen Receptively and Expressively.

Learn BSL
On-line BSL Dictionary - a virtual guide to BSL for young children offers a wide range of teaching resources and lesson packs for all key stages. Teaching resources are based on material from the Guardian - including topical lessons.

National data bank on all course. Free information on learning and careers.

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People
The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People focuses on meeting the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted and deafblind people living within the metropolitan area of Leeds.

Let Sign Shine is a campaign to get sign language taught in mainstream schools, just like many other languages already are. Please join the campaign and sign the petition.

British Sign Language Specialists providing courses and on site training, based in North East England.

Midwives Information and Resource Service
Midirs is a central source of information on maternity care and childbirth. Quarterly Digest and a web-site with News, Events and on-line bookshop. An essential resource for all midwives.

National Deaf Children's Society
The NDCS is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing immediate and on-going support, information, advice and advocacy on all apects of childhood deafness. For deaf children, young people, families, carers and professionals.

National Deaf Services
National Deaf Services provide a range of comprehensive mental health services for deaf people, including services for adults, a child and family service, psychotherapy and counselling and an established community home network.

North London Deaf Children's Society
A registered Association of the National Deaf Children's Society

NSPCC Helpline Service
If you are worried about a child who is at risk of abuse or in need of help, the NSPCC Helpline is here to help. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, details for access to the service are provided on site.

ONE & OTHER Trafalgare Square 4th Plinth
Well done to Franny Zorbak for her hour on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square demonstrating the fingerspelling alphabet. Your chance to see it if you missed.

Parents Centre WEBSITE dfee
This site tells you about your child's education and how you can help.

Paul Ryan's Site
Paul Ryan is the Drummer Who Signs and has a unique and interesting music and deaf awareness/BSL orientated site. Highlights the risk of noise (eg loud rock music) induced hearing loss.

QIA BSL/English ICT dictionary
The Quality Improvement Agency BSL/English ICT dictionary is now online. The dictionary contains approximately 1500 signs covering subjects such as data representation, hardware, Internet, managing data, programming, security, software and systems desig

RAD Legal Services
RAD Legal Services is a dedicated legal service providing specialist, independent legal advice. Part of the Royal Association for Deaf People, a registered charity, our aim is to promote the welfare and interests of Deaf people.

Reaching Deaf Minds
Reaching Deaf Minds is a promotional campaign by Sign …The National Society for Mental Health and Deafness to reduce the risk of deaf people developing mental health problems by improving access to primary care services.

Redditch Deaf Club
Useful site with information about local club activities and developing examples of British Sign Language and Fingerspelling.

Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD)
A very informative and useful site. Full of information, and up to date issues.

Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.

Scottish Council on Deafness
The Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) is a co-ordinating umbrella body of local and national voluntary and statutory organisations in the field of hearing loss.

SEN Teacher Resources
Resources, freeware downloads, links and documents for those involved in the education of pupils with severe learning difficulties, autism and other developmental disabilities.

The National Deafblind and Rubella Association

Sheffield Deaf Befriending Project
NDCS Millennium Award Funded Project. Links deaf mainstreamed youngsters in Sheffield with young deaf university student role models for befriending sessions and cultural group activities.

A company that provides and specialises in a range of sign language and translation services - including Deaf Awareness training. The only company in the UK to provide international sign workshops.

SignHealth - the Healthcare Charity for Deaf People
SignHealth provides supported living, counselling, advocacy and outreach services to Deaf people.

Signing Babes
Step into your baby's mind, communicate by using sign! New website developed as source of information for those wanting to know more about Baby Signing. Packed with lots of useful advice plus stories and photos of babies in action!

Creative resources for Early Years and Under fives. Colouring pictures, activity sheets, crafts, clip art and more - all on a website that is updated frequently.

Sites for Parents
Hundreds of Web Sites Rated by Popularity.

Sites for Teachers
Hundred of Educational Web Sites Rated by Popularity.

Somerset Total Communication
'Total Communication' is a nationally used term for a multi-sensory approach to communication. STC provides two major training pathways, one for Early Years and one for schools (KS 1-4).

Special Children Website
The Special Children website is part of education-quest and contains SEN classroom resources, the latest SEN news, reviews, in-depth articles and an extensive archive of worksheets and editorial features.

Speech Teach UK
Teaching resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties for example dyspraxia, apraxia and autism.

Talk To Tour Baby
Talk To Tour Baby is an initiative of the National Literacy Trust, encourages parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.

Teachers Without Borders
Connecting teachers to resources and each other to close the education divide.

Teaching and Learning Resources
Stimulating, interactive resources for children in Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) of Primary School. For Learning and Teaching Resources and Fun.

Teaching Ideas
Teaching Ideas - Free ideas, activities and resources for primary teachers, covering all curriculum areas. Also includes assembly ideas, displays, classroom management tips and much more.

Teaching Treasures
Online interactive activities, projects, worksheets and many other resources to help teachers, parents and students.

The Disability Book
An 0n-line community for disabled adults and children, their families and carers to access information, help and advice.

The Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre
Non-profit-making charitable organisation working with people of all ages. The centre is committed to enhancing communication and understanding between deaf and hearing people, through social, cultural and educational activities in the Surrey area.

The Kaos Organisation
The Kaos Organisation is a youth arts charity based in Haringey, North London. Its flagship project is The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children.

The Parent Centre
Department for Education and Skills portal for parents with information on children's learning, guides to the curriculum for different ages (0 – 16+), behavioural problems and frequently asked questions.

UKLinks 4
A Directory site with a selection of great web guides of the most useful sites on the web.

Worksheet Genius
An exellent site for free teaching materials to tailor-make and download your own worksheets. Desktop quality images and templates with free clipart.
Secure one stop online shopping from Connevans Limited. A comprehensive range of equipment is available for deaf and hearing impaired people in Education, Employment, the Home and Leisure. Email :
A website created to share the Gallaudet University Deaf Studies masters thesis of Megan Matovich. The thesis focuses on the numerous benefits of sign language in different aspects of life.

Youth Information.Com
Promoting young people's personal and social development, and their voice, influence and place in society: to improve and extend youth services and youth work; to increase youth participation in society and promote effective youth policy and provision.

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