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DEXperience / DEX Deaf Youth Council

Our service is aimed at deaf children and deaf young people including those with additional needs, aged 0-25 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. 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.

For more information please contact Jill Jones:

Tel: 07850 744398 (text only)

Email: jilljones@dex.org.uk

Website: www.dex.org.uk

Address: 7 South Parade, Wakefield, WF1 1LR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wakefield YDSS is an subsidiary of WMDC Children and Young People (c) Wakefield Council 2013